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7:00 am
Mon April 21, 2014

New Orleans Police Monitor Tackles Police-Community Relations

Simone Levine and Ursula Price work to build trust between police officers and civilians.
Credit Mallory Falk

Last year's federal NOPD consent decree exposed long-running tensions between the New Orleans Police Department and the community. One group is trying to change the relationship between officers and civilians.

It's St. Joseph's night. A big crowd gathers in Central City, watching the Mardi Gras Indians pass. Simone Levine is in the crowd, but she's not just admiring the intricate costumes. Levine is an Independent Police Monitor, the civilian agency which oversees the New Orleans Police Department.

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Listening Post NOLA
7:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

The Listening Post Asks: Have You Ever Called 911 In New Orleans?

Emergency response in New Orleans was the focus at a recent meeting of the city’s Criminal Justice Committee.
Jesse Hardman

Every week WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week's topic is emergency response time in Orleans Parish.

In March, more than one in 10 calls to 911 went unanswered within 40 seconds.

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Latest News
4:14 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Recovered Guns Become Art In New Orleans

Artists choose guns to use in their art from a selection of weapons in NOPD's gun buy-back program.
Janaya Williams WWNO

Weapons will become raw materials for artists in a project getting underway in New Orleans.

City officials and artists gathered Wednesday at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery to announce a project called "Guns in the Hands of Artists."

On the floor of the gallery were parts of 186 guns removed from the streets of New Orleans through the police department's gun buyback program.

Artist Skylar Fein said that in his eyes, the guns are already art.

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DWI Checkpoint
2:15 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

NOPD To Conduct Thursday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night.
Credit Erin Krall / WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department's traffic division will conduct a Thursday night sobriety checkpoint in Orleans Parish, the department said in a press release.

The NOPD checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m. on the night of Thursday, April 17. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation, including a driver's license and proof of insurance, and should expect only minimal delays, according to the police department.

The checkpoint will conclude at approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning.

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Latest News
5:55 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Federal Judge Rules On Off-Duty NOPD Details

A federal judge dealt New Orleans police officer groups a stiff blow in their bid to undo the new city-run system for managing paid details.
Dickelbers Wikimedia Commons

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new system of police off-duty paid details, siding with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration.

The new policy is a major piece of a wide-ranging consent decree between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice, aimed at overhauling the police department.

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3:52 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Why Is 911 Emergency Call Response Time In New Orleans Slower Than It Was Last Year?

In New Orleans, emergency 9-1-1 callers face increased wait times and unanswered calls.
JasonParis Flickr

National standards say that operators should answer 95 percent of all emergency 911 calls within 20 seconds. But operators in New Orleans are not meeting that mark. The City Council took up the issue on Wednesday.

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DWI Checkpoint
11:44 am
Wed March 19, 2014

NOPD To Conduct Thursday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release.

The sobriety checkpoint will begin at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, and last until about 5 a.m. the next morning. The NOPD says motorists should expect minimal delays, and should have proper documentation, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

The NOPD is required to provide advance notice of a sobriety checkpoint, but not its exact location.

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3:19 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

With Charges Dropped, Former New Orleans Police Officer Wants Job Back

A former New Orleans police lieutenant wants his job back and back pay after prosecutors dropped federal charges against him in the alleged cover-up of Henry Glover's burning and fatal shooting.

Travis McCabe was accused of doctoring a police report to make it seem like former Officer David Warren was justified when he fatally shot Glover four days after Hurricane Katrina.

McCabe was convicted in December 2010, but a federal judge granted him a new trial after ruling that an early draft of the report, discovered after the trial, likely would have produced an acquittal.

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NOPD
1:01 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

NOPD To Conduct Thursday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release.

The checkpoint, to be conducted by the NOPD's Traffic Division, is scheduled to begin at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, and last until about 5 a.m. the next morning. The NOPD says drivers encountering the checkpoint should only experience minimal delays, and should have proper documentation on them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

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Latest News
12:26 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

NOPD To Conduct Friday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday, Dec. 27.
Janet Wilson WWNO

For the third Friday in a row, the New Orleans Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint.

The NOPD's Traffic Division will conduct the checkpoint at an undisclosed point in Orleans Parish, beginning Friday, Dec. 27, at approximately 9:00 p.m. The checkpoint will last until about 5:00 a.m. the next morning.

The police department says in a press release that motorists encountering the checkpoint should only experience minimal delays, and should have proper documentation on them, including a driver's license and proof of insurance.

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