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NOPD
9:37 am
Wed August 21, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint On Thursday

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

The New Orleans Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed point in the city Thursday night, the department said in a press release.

The checkpoint will begin at 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, and last until 5 a.m. the next morning. Drivers are advised to have proper documentation — including a driver's license and proof of insurance — but should only experience minimal delays.

"I would like to remind all drivers to always drink responsibly and use a designated driver," NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said in the release.

Street Vendors
3:05 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

City Cracking Down On Illegal Vendors Around Superdome

The City of New Orleans issued a reminder to vendors in the vicinity of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome today, saying that the city's Department of Finance and the New Orleans Police Department will be strictly enforcing vending ordinances during Saints home games.

Vendors who have not obtained permits to sell items such as clothing, bottled water, alcoholic beverages or other merchandise will be issued summonses and have to appear in Municipal Court. The city says the crackdown is intended to protect business owners who have valid vending licenses.

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Latest News
7:21 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

New Orleans Police Find Body In Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans Police have found a body in Lake Pontchartrain near the University of New Orleans campus.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday authorities received reports that a body had been found in the water.

Witnesses told The Times-Picayune that the body was found floating face-up in the water and bystanders were crying as it was pulled out of the water.

Authorities have not identified the body to determine whether it is that of 21-year-old Ksanwy Chavez, who went missing Tuesday after trying to rescue a friend.

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New Orleans Police
6:33 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com Report Suggests More Behind Crime Stat Gap

Erin Krall WWNO

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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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
Wed March 6, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Set To Fight Federal Consent Decrees

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is gearing up for a battle over implementing two consent decrees designed to reform the city police department and jail.  

Mayor Landrieu facing political land mines in fighting federal reform plans.

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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.

Baton Rouge
11:51 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Dabadie Appointed Interim Baton Rouge Police Chief

Officials say East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden has appointed Lt. Carl Dabadie as interim police chief.

The Advocate reports Dabadie, by virtue of his position as chief of staff, had been serving as acting police chief since Police Chief Dewayne White's ouster.

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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.

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