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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Calls For Witnesses To Second-Line Shooting

Mother's Day shooting injures 19.

New Orleans police are investigating what triggered a shooting that injured 19 people at a Mother’s Day parade. Two children are among the wounded.

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French Quarter Festival
1:16 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

2013 French Quarter Festival Traffic Advisory

The New Orleans Police Department has released traffic restrictions for the 2013 French Quarter Festival. The Festival begins this Thursday, April 11, and lasts until Sunday, April 14.

Throughout the Festival, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., North Peters/Decatur Streets will be  restricted when pedestrian traffic between Iberville and Dumaine Streets necessitates the closure.

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Andre Perry Commentary
4:49 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Priuses and Haircuts (Shouldn't) Reduce Crime

A few weeks ago, the New Orleans Inspector General reported that he could not tell if the NOPD institutionalized racial profiling, because the department used such crude methods in collecting data during its stop and frisk program.

I found this report almost insulting, in that all one has to do is garner opinions from law-abiding black men who’ve been stopped for no apparent reason. While the latest controversy over racial profiling stems from the recent implementation of Chief Serpas’ “field interview cards,” the practice is far from new.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Labor Secretary Nominee Linked To NOPD Consent Decree

Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez remarks in New Orleans on July 24, 2012.

A Justice Department official pivotal to the New Orleans Police Department consent decree is now the Obama Administration’s nominee to head the Labor Department.

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Latest News
2:46 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

New Orleans Teen Arrested After Accidentally Shooting Brother

New Orleans police have arrested a 15-year-old boy accused of accidentally shooting his 11-year-old brother in the leg.

Officer Frank Robertson says the 15-year-old faces a charge of negligent injury.

Robertson said the two brothers were playing with a loaded pistol around 7 p.m. Thursday.

He says the pistol was accidentally fired.

The 11-year-old was taken to the hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Crime
11:11 am
Sat February 23, 2013

Police Officer Shot Responding To 9th Ward Robbery

A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office helicopter circles the 9th Ward during a manhunt early Saturday morning.
April Siese.

A New Orleans police officer was shot and seriously wounded this morning as he responded to a robbery at the Dollar General store in the 1100-block of Poland Avenue, near the intersection of St. Claude.

The neighborhood is currently locked down, and police have shut the St. Claude bridge in both directions. A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office helicopter is circling overhead and SWAT teams are searching the area house-by-house, according to news reports and residents who live in the area.

Residents have been advised by police to stay inside and keep their doors locked.

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Crime
4:29 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

NOPD Investigating Fatal Irish Channel Shooting

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened earlier this afternoon in the 2800-block of Chippewa St. in the Irish Channel.

Police responded to reports of gunfire at approximately 2:30 p.m. and found an 18-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators, lead by homicide detective Elizabeth Garcia, are in the process of gathering evidence and information leading to the identification of those responsible, according to police.

NOPD
11:45 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Group Says Justice Dept. Should Supervise NOPD

A community group in New Orleans says the city should not be allowed to get out of a court-backed agreement to reform the police department.

"Community United for Change" filed papers in federal court Wednesday opposing the city's move to vacate the agreement. Instead, the group says, the court should consider putting the New Orleans Police Department under U.S. Justice Department supervision.

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Crime
6:47 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Two Shot, One Killed in Hollygrove Shooting

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed around 3:45 p.m. this afternoon at the intersection of Monroe and Nelson Streets in Hollygrove, the New Orleans Police Department said in a press release.

The victim, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was found in a silver Nissan Altima after crashing into a residence in the 8600-block of Nelson St., police said. He died on the scene.

Another man was shot to the body and transported to a Jefferson Parish hospital in a private vehicle, according to police. He is currently listed in stable condition.

Crime
11:10 am
Wed February 20, 2013

NOPD Searching for Purse-Snatcher

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify and locate a man wanted for purse-snatching in the Central Business District.

According to police, at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 13, the suspect pushed a woman to the ground in the 800-block of Lafayette St. and fled on foot with her purse.

The man is described as being a dark-complected African-American in his mid-20s with a shaved head. His is about 160-170 pounds, 5-foot-10-inches to six-feet tall, and was wearing a black hooded jacket and black pants.

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