City Council Supports New Public Database on Police Misconduct

The New Orleans City Council adopted a resolution in support of the creation of a public-facing database by the Independent Police Monitor (IPM) to increase community engagement, ensure timely data collection and provide heightened transparency of local law enforcement encounters to create additional accountability. Currently, after five years, officer disciplinary...

Dillard University to Launch Center for Racial Justice

Center will focus on policing and other racial justice issues Dillard University will launch its Center for Racial Justice (CRJ) in July 2020 in response to the mounting police brutality cases in the United States. As a historically Black university, Dillard is set to become the leading educational conduit between...

City Council Criminal Justice Committee to Discuss Pre-Booking Diversion Program

Councilwoman Guidry will provide update on 2016's Marijuana Reform Ordinance  The New Orleans City Council Criminal Justice Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday (March 27) in the New Orleans City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St., to discuss the LEAD Program, a pre-booking diversion program piloted in the NOPD’s 8th District. ...

OPSO Holds Community Meeting Tuesday

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman (left) and Compliance Director Gary Maynard (right) will update the public on events, accomplishments, and challenges of the last quarter at a community meeting 6 p.m.  Tuesday, June 27 in the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design (formerly the...

Consent Decree Monitor Holds Quarterly Public Meeting

The NOPD Consent Decree monitoring team will hold a public meeting to present the most recent 2017 quarterly report and to respond to public questions & comments.   The meeting will take place from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, at Ashe' Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd....

Current, Fallen New Orleans First Responders Will Be Honored Sunday 

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] From a press release On Sunday, Dec. 11, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison, NOFD Supt. Tim McConnell, EMS Director Dr. Jeffrey Elder and other officials will honor first responders from all public safety agencies at the annual inspection and memorial mass celebration in Jackson Square....