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Latest News
10:35 am
Wed February 20, 2013

New Retrial Dates Set for Ex-Cops in Katrina Case

A federal judge has rescheduled the retrials of two former New Orleans police officers charged in the fatal shooting of a man whose body was burned in a car in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

A retrial is scheduled to start Aug. 26 for David Warren, who shot and killed 31-year-old Henry Glover outside a strip mall less than a week after the 2005 storm.

A retrial for Travis McCabe, who is charged with writing a false report on Glover's shooting, is set to start Sept. 23.

Missing Person
11:59 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

NOPD Asking for Public's Help in Finding Missing 15-Year-Old

Carlton Morris, Jr.
New Orleans Police Department

The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding a 15-year-old boy who is missing from New Orleans East.

Carlton Morris, Jr. last spoke with his mother around 7 p.m. Tuesday night, police say. Morris, who suffers from schizophrenic disorders and is in need of his medication, contacted his mother to tell her he didn't have a ride home from school. When his mother told him that she wasn't able to pick him up he became angry and hung up the phone.

His mother has been unable to contact him since.

Crime
7:30 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Lingerie-Clad Men Beat Up, Rob Man in Motel Room

New Orleans police say a man who thought he was going into a motel room with two lingerie-clad women was beaten up and robbed when he tried to leave after discovering they were men.

Police say the two cross-dressers were joined by a man who had been in the bathroom of the motel room on Airline Highway in New Orleans.

Officer Garry Flot says in a news release that all three hit the man several times on the head and face, and each went through his pockets. They took his cash, cellphone and credit cards.

Crime
6:26 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Man Found Shot to Death in Lower 9th Ward

A man was found by a grass-cutting crew in the Lower 9th Ward around 3 p.m. today with multiple gunshot wounds, the New Orleans Police Department announced in a press release this afternoon.

The crew discovered the victim in a vacant lot at the intersection of Benton and North Miro Streets and immediately notified police, according to the NOPD. The man had been shot several times and was unresponsive when officers arrived, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Crime
2:12 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Crime Drops in New Orleans for 2012

Crime in New Orleans dropped nearly eight percent in the last quarter of 2012, and by one percent for the year overall, according to numbers released today by the New Orleans Police Department.

Murders and rapes dropped by 18 percent in the last quarter of 2012, armed robberies by 32 percent, auto theft by nearly 34 percent, burglaries by more than 13 percent, and simple robberies by more than two percent. however, instances of assault were up 16 percent, and thefts were up more than four percent.

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Latest News
11:46 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Man Shot Dead in Saint Thomas

A 55-year-old man was shot dead inside of a home in the 800-block of Jackson Avenue this morning, said the New Orleans Police Department in a press release.

The shooting happened at approximately 1:45 a.m., according to police. Officers responded to the Saint Thomas house after being called for an unknown problem, and found the man shot multiple times to the body inside the house.

The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, died on the scene.

The lead homicide detective on the case is Charles Hoffacker.

Latest News
8:26 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Ex-Cop Seeks New Judge For Retrial Over Katrina Shooting

A former New Orleans police officer has asked a federal judge to disqualify himself from presiding over his retrial on charges he fatally shot a man without justification in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath before the man's body was burned in a car.

A court filing Monday by lawyers for the former officer, David Warren, says U.S. District Judge Lance Africk made comments on the case that could call his impartiality into question.

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Latest News
10:37 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in New Orleans

Police say a 47-year-old New Orleans man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding struck an oak tree.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Police say the man's identity has not been released pending notification of his family.

Officer Frank Robertson tells The Times-Picayune the victim was traveling northbound on Elysian Fields when he clipped a white SUV parked on the shoulder of the road.

NOPD
7:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Federal Judge Approves Police Reforms

Despite objections from the city, a federal judge has approved a sweeping agreement between the Justice Department and the city of New Orleans designed to clean up the city's troubled Police Department.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu had invited Justice Department intervention in the department soon after taking office in 2010 and had sought the agreement as a way of putting reforms into law. But throughout months of negotiations, he had expressed concerns about the potential costs.

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Latest News
8:30 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

City Considers Challenge To NOPD Consent Decree

A federal judge has signed off on the Justice Department's consent decree to reform the New Orleans Police Department. City officials want more time to work out paying for the changes.

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