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The New Orleans Inspector General’s office has issued a scathing report on the city’s parking enforcement.

It cited two officers who spent their shifts in coffee shops, using free wi-fi and their private cell phones while on duty.

The report found that after the businesses complained, the officers issued tickets to the business’ employees and customers.

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After today, New Orleans drivers with handicap tags and license plates will be able to park in metered parking spaces for up to three hours without paying.

The City Council passed the new ordinance on Thursday.

Disability activists say they had been seeking to change the parking laws for many years, but never made progress until threatening to sue the city for violating the Americans With Disabilities Act, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports.

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