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DWI Checkpoint
8:07 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

NOPD To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

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

The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, the department announced in a press release.

The checkpoint, which will be held at an as-yet undisclosed location, will begin at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and continue until about 5 a.m. the next morning. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation available if requested by police, such as proof of insurance and a driver's license.

The NOPD says motorists passing through the checkpoint should only experience minimal delays.

Latest News
4:05 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Federal Judge Overturns 5 Danziger Bridge Convictions

A federal judge in New Orleans has overturned convictions of five city police officers charged in the shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina. The ruling is based on prosecution misconduct.

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DWI Checkpoint
4:57 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

NOPD Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday

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

The New Orleans Police Department has announced they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint the night of Thursday, Sept. 5, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning.

The location of the NOPD Traffic Division's sobriety checkpoint was not disclosed in the press released issued by the department; the NOPD is required by the Louisiana Supreme Court to make a public announcement when they will be conducting a checkpoint, but are not required to tell the public where it will be beforehand.

DWI Checkpoint
1:01 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

New Orleans Police To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint Thursday Night

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

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release.

The checkpoint will be conducted in an undisclosed neighborhood in Orleans Parish, beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 and lasting until 5 a.m. Friday morning.

Motorists are advised that they will experience minimal delays, and should have proper documentation on them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

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.  


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