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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has gotten a reprieve — of sorts — from the consent decree process aimed at reforming the police department. But it’s just a temporary measure.

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Every month, New Orleans police file crime statistics with the federal government. These numbers turn into lists of the nation’s most violent cities, and those lists impact factors from economic development to residents’ sense of safety. The Sunday edition of the Times-Picayune and Nola.com features reporting from John Simerman and Gordon Russell on these stats.

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New Orleans police have arrested two brothers in the Mother’s Day shooting that injured 20 people at a Seventh Ward second-line. Officials say the shooting is gang-related.


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Akein Scott, the 19-year-old suspected of injuring 20 people by shooting into a crowd at a Mother’s Day second-line this past Sunday, was apprehended by the New Orleans Police Department’s SWAT unit Wednesday night in New Orleans East.

"Akein Scott is now in NOPD custody," police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an e-mail to reporters. Braden said the suspect was arrested in the Little Woods section of New Orleans East.

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This story has been updated.

At least 19 people were wounded Sunday afternoon in the 1400 block of Frenchmen Street, near the corner of Villere, after shooting broke out at a Mother's Day second-line at 1:47 p.m.

Of the 19 people injured, two were 10-year-old children. Both are in good condition, having suffered graze wounds, according to a statement released by the New Orleans Police Department.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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