Arts & Culture
7:34 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Exhibit Opening Features Guns As Art

"Mourn" by Paul Villinski
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

An exhibit opening Saturday features the repurposing of guns into art. It’s also a fundraiser for police to buy back guns and get them off the streets.

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5:48 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Civil Service Staff Recommends A Pay Raise For NOPD Officers

The Civil Service Commission recommends NOPD officers receive a 20 percent pay hike over three years.
nola.agent Flickr

After seven years without a raise, New Orleans police officers should be given a 20 percent across-the-board pay hike, according to a staff recommendation to the Civil Service Commission. The staff report was seven months in the making.  

The Lens reports that New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux sees a big flaw in the analysis — it doesn’t factor in pension costs.

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7:34 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Family Of 14-Year-Old Shot And Killed By Terrebonne Deputy Disputing Official Account

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says a 14-year-old boy was brandishing a BB gun made to look like a semi-automatic pistol when he was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy.

Relatives of other teens who were there say that's not true.

Larpenter told The Courier he believes Cameron Tillman thought he was opening the door to a buddy Tuesday evening.

Larpenter says deputies were called to a vacant house by a neighbor who said men with guns had gone in.

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8:04 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Gretna Police Officer Injured In Tuesday Shooting

A Gretna police officer is recovering from injuries sustained in a shooting during an apparent drug deal that a task force was trying to thwart.

Two suspects were also shot.

Gretna Deputy Police Chief Anthony Christiana tells WWL-TV that members of a West Bank task force were trying to intercept an alleged heroin deal at a strip mall around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Christiana says an officer was shot in the arm and abdomen. Christiana credits a military-style armored vest with aiding the officer from more serious injury.

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9:34 am
Wed July 16, 2014

NOPD Recruitment Focusing On Churches And Military Vets

New Orleans is beginning another round of recruiting police officers. Officials are hoping the efforts will bring the ranks up from under 1,200 to 1,600.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas and Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the next recruitment drive will be aimed at military veterans and faith-based groups.

Serpas says the department has the funding and will search nationwide for new recruits.

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10:14 pm
Wed December 25, 2013

JPSO: 2 Men Shot Dozens Of Vehicle Windows

Sheriff's detectives have charged two men with shooting out windows of at least 166 vehicles in Jefferson Parish.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says detectives on Tuesday arrested 19-year-old Christopher Flanagan and 20-year-old Dacotah Hamilton, both of Marrero, charging them with 42 counts of misdemeanor and felony criminal damage.

It's not clear if either man has a lawyer.

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3:45 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Friday Night Sobriety Checkpoint

The NOPD will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night.
Janet Wilson WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, department spokesman Garry Flot said in a press release.

The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and will last until approximately 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation with them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

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2:14 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New Orleans Police Hunting For Person Of Interest Allegedly Practicing Medicine Without A License

Armani Nicole Davenport.

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Armani Nicole Davenport, an entertainer described by police as a "person of interest" in an investigation into the negligent injuring of another person, and the practice of medicine without a license.

Police also say Davenport is said to administer "silicone" injections to clients as she travels throughout the southern United States on the gay pageant circuit.

Pageants the NOPD says Devenport has participated in include:

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DWI Checkpoint
6:13 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct 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 this afternoon.

The department's traffic division will conduct the checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the city beginning at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2013. The checkpoint will conclude at about 5:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Drivers are advised to have proper documentation on them, including proof of insurance and a valid driver's license. Police say motorists should experience only minimal delays.

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The Two-Way
10:08 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Boston Police Chief Is Stepping Down

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis talks with reporters during the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers in April.
Michael Reynolds EPA/Landov

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 2:45 pm

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who became a nationally known figure as he led his department's response to last April's bombings at the Boston Marathon, announced Monday that he's stepping down after seven years in the job.

"It's time for me to try other things," the 57-year-old Davis told reporters. Among the first opportunities he said he may take advantage of is a fellowship at Harvard.

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