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  • HANO officer shot, killed while patrolling Central City construction site, NOPD says

    05/24/2015 3:45:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/24/15 | Michelle Hunter
    An officer with the Housing Authority of New Orleans was fatally shot in his patrol car while working a security detail at the construction site of the Guste Homes public housing complex, according to New Orleans police officials Sunday (May 24). Authorities have not yet identified the male officer, who had been with the HANO department for about two years, HANO Police Chief Robert Anderson said. "It is truly a sad day for our department," Anderson said. "We've never had an on-duty death in the department's history."HANO police found the officer's body about 7:10 a.m. Sunday in his patrol car,...
  • Metairie double-murder suspect carjacked woman in St. Roch, tried to run over U.S. Marshal: NOPD

    04/27/2015 3:01:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 4/27/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    The 17-year-old New Orleans teen Jefferson Parish authorities have accused of killing David Pence and his son, Nicholas, in Metairie last week faces charges out of Orleans Parish ranging from carjacking to the attempted second-degree murder of a U.S. Marshal's deputy, court records show. New Orleans police say the same day Dexter Allen murdered the Pences, he carjacked a Metairie woman at gunpoint as she picked up her son in St. Roch. Two days later, he led U.S. Marshals on a chase along Interstate 10 that ended with him trying to run down a deputy and then jumped into the...
  • Algiers Point robbery victim called suspect for a ride from the ferry: NOPD (mugshot)

    03/03/2015 1:27:50 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/3/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    A 27-year-old man thought he was on his way to an Algiers Point bar for drinks with the man he called to pick him up from the Algiers ferry landing Sunday afternoon (March 1). But that ride ended abruptly, New Orleans police said, when a comment about a casino trip left the man beaten and robbed. The violent series of events began around 4:30 p.m. when police said the 27-year-old called Marc Brown and asked for a ride from the ferry landing.
  • Neighbors report 11-year-old girl wounded in General Ogden Street triple shooting has died

    09/02/2013 9:34:08 AM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | September 2, 2013 | Benjamin Alexander-Bloch
    Neighbors are reporting that one of the two 11-year-old girls wounded in a triple shooting early Monday inside a home on the 1300 block of General Ogden Street, has died. New Orleans police later confirmed the girl's death and said she had been shot in the head and brought to a nearby hospital early Monday in critical condition.The Orleans Parish Corner's Office on late Monday morning identified the girl as Arabian Gayles. Several neighbors earlier in the day simply had said the girl was named "Raven." The other girl, who neighbors said was Arabian Gayles' cousin, was struck in the...
  • Gay couple the target of a hate crime, home vandalized with slur [FBI investigates]

    08/05/2013 8:26:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    WWLTV ^ | Aug 4, 2013 | Jaclyn Kelley
    NEW ORLEANS -- The NOPD, along with the FBI, are investigating a hate crime caught on tape. Security cameras caught a man vandalizing a gay couple's home on Julia Street just after 1 a.m. Saturday. The video showed a man getting out of a vehicle, using a ladder to remove a gay pride flag and then returning to spray paint words on their wall. It was same flag John Hill and his fiance John Weimer Jr. held high just last month during a rally of support for the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. "John and I were waving...
  • NOPD to begin identifying properties investigated after drug tips

    02/15/2012 10:57:10 AM PST · by loucon · 13 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | February 14, 2012 | Michelle Hunter
    New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas announced a new initiative to identify houses that have been investigated for narcotics activity based on citizen tips to Crimestoppers Inc. Officers will place a bright orange sticker on the property.
  • NOPD announces arrest of officer on 216 counts

    08/23/2011 3:58:07 AM PDT · by Immerito · 14 replies ^ | August 18, 2011 | By Brendan McCarthy, The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans police officials announced minutes ago that they have booked a a 22-year veteran of the Police Department with 215 counts of injuring public records and a single count of malfeasance in office. Glenn Gross, who works in the NOPD's information technology department, was writing bogus tickets for seat-belt violations, allowing him to collect extra pay, Superintendent Ronal Serpas said. The department received a federal grant in June that pays for overtime for officers who enforce seat-belt laws. Rather than doing the work and writing up motorists who had violated the law, Gross, 44, wrote tickets to phantom motorists,...
  • The French Quarter Fracas: D-Bloc (Bautsch Maiming - New Information)

    04/21/2010 2:29:22 AM PDT · by abb · 32 replies · 1,532+ views
    The Hayride ^ | April 20, 2010 | Scott McKay
    UPDATE, 10:35 p.m.: It’s possible we may have found out who “D-Bloc” is. If you’ll recall, “D-Bloc” is the lead blogger on the Iron Rail Book Collective’s web site. He’s the guy who has bragged about vandalizing banks in the French Quarter and he was the guy who boasted on Gambit Weekly’s Blog Of New Orleans that on April 9 the protest went well because: Tons of direct confrontation. New Orleans bared its teeth and snarled, and the rich plutocrats shat themselves in fear. Also in the same comment section, D-Bloc posted a few days later, when the blogosphere began...
  • (Bautsch makes preliminary ID of perp!) The French Quarter Fracas (Updated, 3:20 p.m)

    04/19/2010 1:33:23 PM PDT · by abb · 156 replies · 5,361+ views
    The Hayride ^ | April 18, 2010 | Scott McKay
    UPDATE, 3:20 p.m.: We’ve got so much information coming in on this story now, it’s hard to keep track of it all. So rather than craft some sort of elegant narrative of this thing, we’ll stick to bullet points. - Nobody from the New Orleans Police Department talked to Allee Bautsch at any length until Thursday of last week. - The picture at left, of which we now have several shots, is of an individual who, if he isn’t the prime suspect in the beating of Allee Bautsch and Joe Brown, sure ought to be. Bautsch told me via e-mail...
  • Exclusive New Orleans Beat-Down Update Via Interview With The NOPD - “It Was Of A Political Nature”

    04/15/2010 11:33:27 AM PDT · by abb · 94 replies · 3,408+ views
    Pat Dollard. com ^ | April 15, 2010 | Pat Dollard
    I just had a very interesting and somewhat confusing conversation with New Orleans Police Department Public Information Officer Bob Young. Mr. Young confirmed to me that the New Orleans police had indeed taken statements from both of the victims, Jindal aide Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend, Joe Young. He confirmed that in those statements, the victims reported that their assailants had indeed hurled “insults” at them, and the “insults” were, and I quote, “of a political nature”. Describing the entire attack, he went on to say “it was of a political nature”. I then repeated what he told me, and...
  • Plea Coming in Katrina Shooting Probe ("Officers Fired at Unarmed People on Bridge after Hurricane")

    02/24/2010 1:45:32 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 45 replies · 1,189+ views
    CBS ^ | 02/23/2010 | CBS
    (AP) A former New Orleans police official is preparing to enter a guilty plea in connection with a federal probe of a deadly police shooting of people crossing a bridge to flee Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, two people familiar with the case said Tuesday. Former police Lt. Michael Lohman is expected to enter the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court, and he is cooperating with prosecutors, said the two people. They requested anonymity because the charge would not be announced before his court appearance. It's unclear what charge he faces because the case hasn't been unsealed. Lohman wasn't one of the...
  • Riley, Compass, New Orleans police officials summoned to federal grand jury (Katrina investigation)

    01/17/2010 9:45:12 AM PST · by abb · 40 replies · 1,119+ views
    Police Superintendent Warren Riley, his predecessor Eddie Compass and other top police officials apparently testified Friday before a federal grand jury investigating possible police misconduct in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. At different points Friday, a host of current and former police brass entered and exited the fourth-floor wing of the federal courthouse building that holds the grand jury rooms. Their appearances come amid a sprawling federal probe into whether NOPD officers committed deadly civil-rights violations in the chaotic days after the 2005 storm. Led by prosecutors from the U.S. Department of Justice civil rights division and conducted by FBI...
  • Obama Protest at UNO-Video

    10/17/2009 6:51:14 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 12 replies · 1,357+ views
    NOPD keeps moving protest back, at the end, one arrested.
  • Feds investigate NOPD four years after Katrina; gun seizures should play into case

    09/09/2009 8:34:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 1,174+ views ^ | September 8, 2009 | Dave Workman
        Four years after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the City of New Orleans, leaving anarchy in its wake, the Department of Justice is reportedly putting on a full court press investigation of the police in that city, with the main focus being on two shooting incidents that left three people dead.    Let’s be up front about this: Since the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association (and nobody else!) stepped to file a landmark federal lawsuit to stop authorities in New Orleans from illegally seizing firearms in the hurricane’s aftermath, nobody has been held accountable for that treachery....
  • Wide-ranging federal probes target NOPD (New Orleans PD, Katrina)

    09/06/2009 3:27:52 AM PDT · by abb · 12 replies · 1,152+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | September 6, 2009 | Brendan McCarthy and Laura Maggi
    For the past several months, the federal building on Poydras Street has seen a steady stream of New Orleans police officers trudge in and out, all of them testifying before grand jurors gathering evidence of possible civil rights violations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina -- allegations that center on police misbehavior. Federal agents, meanwhile, have been studying police e-mails and documents obtained by subpoena -- as well as through a surprise search warrant executed on the New Orleans Police Department homicide office -- in an attempt to ferret out exactly what happened in the chaotic days after the storm....
  • Man sought as police impersonator turned out to be rogue New Orleans cop

    03/21/2009 4:20:58 PM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies · 2,026+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | March 20, 2009 | Brendan McCarthy
    Throughout the week, police detectives and on-edge residents were looking for a man impersonating a police officer who burglarized and threatened residents in three home invasions, forcing some of them to strip. On Friday morning, New Orleans police announced they had found their man, and it turns out he wasn't an impostor. Rather, he is a rogue rookie cop who used his badge while off-duty to victimize Hispanic men and women in the Mid-City area, authorities said.Darrius Clipps, 36, a patrolman of almost one year, appeared for work as scheduled Thursday evening, showing up at roll call for his night...
  • Man impersonating an officer forcing his way into New Orleans homes

    03/17/2009 11:54:38 AM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies · 989+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | March 17, 2009
    The New Orleans Police Department is advising the public to be on the look out for a man impersonating a law enforcement officer who forced his way into two homes over the past two days, forcing his victims disrobe and then demanding drugs before fleeing, according to NOPD spokeswoman Sabrina Richardson. In one case, he fondled the victim, Richardson said. On both occasions the suspect was dressed in a dark blue uniform style shirt with an unknown type of patch, she said. Police did not indicate where the incidents occurred, but said the first incident happened Sunday. The suspect told...
  • Sketch did the trick, New Orleans Police Department is convinced

    01/28/2009 3:36:38 PM PST · by BBell · 18 replies · 1,233+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | January 28, 2009 | Brendan McCarthy
    Late on the night of Jan. 18, just 24 hours after the murder of Wendy Byrne in the French Quarter, New Orleans police released a pair of computerized composite sketches of two teenagers suspected in the crime. In one, a doe-eyed youth with a buzz cut and pointy ears peers out from the page. The other features a teen with twists in his hair that fall to the tops of his ears. When the teens' mothers turned their sons over to New Orleans police detectives days later, police leaders heralded the "incredible" accuracy of the composites, saying one mother recognized...
  • Bridge operator is charged in death of cop who plunged off span

    01/10/2009 4:29:51 PM PST · by BBell · 11 replies · 806+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | Friday January 09, 2009 | Brendan McCarthy
    The bridge operator on duty in May when the Judge Seeber Bridge's safety system failed and a New Orleans police officer plummeted to his death will be booked with negligent homicide, New Orleans police said Friday. The safety barrier on the Claiborne Avenue drawbridge was not in place at the time of the accident, and a preliminary investigation by the state transportation department noted that a series of mechanical breakdowns and a critical error by the bridge operator led to the death of veteran New Orleans Police Department Detective Tommie Felix. The NOPD's traffic fatality unit wrapped up its investigation...
  • Seven officers fired at man during 'gunbattle,' chief says(New Orleans)

    01/04/2009 1:46:39 AM PST · by BBell · 41 replies · 1,822+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | January 03, 2009, 9:47 | Laura Maggi and Brendan McCarthy
    Seven New Orleans police officers fired their weapons at a 22-year-old man who was killed early Thursday while sitting in a car outside his grandmother's house, Superintendent Warren Riley said Saturday. The seven were among nine officers reassigned in the wake of the fatal shooting.Riley said Adolph Grimes III sparked a "gunbattle" with officers when he fired at an unmarked police vehicle that pulled up next to his car. The officers, who were involved in undercover patrols, were wearing street clothes. Grimes died in the shooting near North Claiborne Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street.Orleans Parish Coroner Frank Minyard said Grimes...
  • Officers shot man 12 times from behind(New Orleans)

    01/03/2009 1:52:26 PM PST · by BBell · 110 replies · 2,594+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | January 02, 2009, | Brendan McCarthy and Laura Maggi
    The 22-year-old man killed early Thursday in a police shootout was wounded 14 times, with 12 of the bullets hitting him in the back of his body, Orleans Parish Coroner Frank Minyard said.After releasing a terse statement about the shooting Thursday morning, New Orleans police officials ducked questions about the shootout Friday. Meanwhile, the family of Adolph Grimes III, a Brother Martin High School graduate, demanded a thorough criminal investigation, including a federal inquiry and an independent autopsy.Minyard said Friday evening that Grimes died after suffering 14 bullet wounds. Two bullets hit him in the front torso, and 12 struck...
  • N.O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina

    10/23/2008 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 40 replies · 1,358+ views ^ | 10/22/2008
    .O. Woman Gets New Gun To Replace One Taken During Katrina By The confiscated gun has yet to be returned, says Cong. Steve Scalise and the Gun Owners of America Wednesday, October 22, 2008 A New Orleans woman whose gun was confiscated by law enforcement officers in the days after Katrina, and who was injured during the incident at her home, got a brand new 38-caliber revolver Wednesday, courtesy of the Gun Owners of America. 61-year-old Patricia Konie says getting a new gun is a great idea because now she's more afraid of police than she was before. Konie says...
  • Murder charges against seven [New Orleans police] officers tossed out by judge

    08/14/2008 6:14:45 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 17 replies · 287+ views ^ | August 13, 2008 | Laura Maggi
    Murder and attempted murder charges against seven New Orleans police officers, accused of shooting unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina, were tossed out by Criminal District Court Judge Raymond Bigelow, who concluded that an Orleans Parish prosecutor tainted the secrecy of the grand jury process by showing a piece of testimony to another officer. "The violation is clear, and indeed, uncontroverted. The state improperly disclosed grand jury testimony to another police officer," Bigelow said, reading his ruling from the bench. The judge also dealt a blow to the prosecution on two other pending defense challenges to the...
  • 35-year (New Orleans Police Department) Vet Suspended w/ 15 Minutes Left in Last Shift

    07/24/2008 6:17:12 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 58 replies · 145+ views
    Police Link ^ | 10 July 08
    NEW ORLEANS, LA – A 35-year veteran police officer with the New Orleans Police Department was suspended, with only 15 minutes left on his last shift, for wearing the wrong uniform shirt. Sergeant Bobby Guidry was moving his personal belongings from his office to his car when he was informed by a supervisor that the older, powder-blue uniform shirt he was wearing was out of regulation. The department had recently changed from the powder-blue shirts to an unpopular all-black uniform following Hurricane Katrina. Superintendent Warren Riley, who has defended Sergeant Guidry’s suspension, says there are plans to switch back to...
  • Woman with gun terrorizes children (New Orleans police officer)

    07/17/2008 2:42:39 PM PDT · by james500 · 55 replies · 476+ views
    NOLA.COM ^ | July 17, 2008 6:52AM | Katy Reckdahl
    The woman - who according to several witnesses announced that she was a New Orleans police officer - had come to the Treme Community Center to pick up a 7-year-old nephew and, for reasons unknown, became enraged at the driver of the car in front of her in the pickup line, witnesses said. Numerous witnesses said the woman relentlessly honked her car horn. As the situation escalated, she yelled expletives at the other driver and got halfway out of her car and brandished a gun, they said. At that point one of the witnesses called 911... Police Department spokesman Bob...
  • N.O. police show off new crime-fighting equipment

    02/13/2008 8:02:17 AM PST · by Kirkwood · 68 replies · 506+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | February 13, 2008 | Walt Philbin
    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley on Tuesday used the floor of the Superdome to display more than $1 million in new armament and other equipment, largely for use by the SWAT squad in emergency and riot situations, including a fully equipped mobile command post, two armored cars and modern assault rifles.
  • New Orleans Police Officer Shot to Death

    01/28/2008 8:14:55 PM PST · by SmithL · 43 replies · 170+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/28/8 | CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press Writer
    New Orleans (AP) -- A vagrant wanted for questioning in a rape overpowered a police officer who was trying to handcuff him, then shot her to death with her own weapon Monday, police said. The officer's death was a blow to this city, where hopes were high that a new year could hold back a wave of crime that has been a dark backdrop to the rebuilding effort since Hurricane Katrina. "When it hits home like this, it hits you tremendously," said Police Superintendent Warren Riley, who was charged with energizing a demoralized police force in the 2005 storm's wake....
  • Police Officer Acquitted of Beating Man in Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath

    07/25/2007 7:15:54 AM PDT · by stm · 57 replies · 1,507+ views
    Fox News ^ | 25 July 07 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS — A former police officer accused in the videotaped beating of a man in the French Quarter after Hurricane Katrina was acquitted Tuesday by a judge who heard the case without a jury. "I didn't even find this a close call," said District Judge Frank Marullo. Robert Evangelist, 37, had been charged with beating Robert Davis, 66, during an arrest videotaped by an Associated Press Television News crew the night of Oct. 8, 2005, about six weeks after Katrina. Evangelist, who elected to have his case heard by Marullo without a jury, pleaded not guilty to second-degree battery...
  • Seven New Orleans police officers investigated for beating man

    01/09/2007 6:28:46 PM PST · by Ellesu · 9 replies · 446+ views ^ | 01/09/07 | Mary Foster / Associated Press
    As authorities searched for ways to stem the violence that has scattered nine bodies across New Orleans since New Year, police also were investigating seven of their own for allegedly beating a man in the French Quarter. Two officers, including a 17-year veteran who has been disciplined repeatedly for misconduct, were reassigned to desk duty after a complaint by Ronald Coleman, who said he was beaten by officers Dec. 30. "The investigation is ongoing, but we felt it was necessary to immediately reassign two of the officers," said deputy chief Marlon Defillo, who heads the Public Integrity Bureau. "That's not...
  • New Orleans Police Ask Governor to Extend Guardsmen

    11/29/2006 3:34:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 282+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2006 -- New Orleans police officials have requested Louisiana National Guardsmen remain on state active duty for another six months, a Guard spokesman said. Air Guard Lt. Col. Peter Schneider confirmed that New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren J. Riley has asked Gov. Katherine Blanco to extend the tours of 300 Guardsmen through June 2007. Guardsmen have been patrolling neighborhoods in the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged city since June, when five teenagers were killed over one weekend. If the governor does not extend the tours, the state deployment will end by the end of December. Over the Thanksgiving weekend,...
  • THANKS, NEW YORK (Letter - New Orleans Police Dept. Thanks New York City for Help with Katrina)

    08/29/2006 6:34:58 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 3 replies · 362+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/29/06
    August 29, 2006 -- As the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is upon us, the men and women of the Police Association of New Orleans would like to take this opportunity to thank the NYPD, the Port Authority and the citizens of New York for your assistance in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Many of us worked side by side with your officers after last August and felt the pride and camaraderie that you must have felt when we sent assistance to New York after 9/11. We would also like to take this opportunity to address the recent comment...
  • Whatever happened to the missing NOLA cops scandal? (Vanity)

    08/29/2006 1:53:04 PM PDT · by BigMacGOP · 34 replies · 1,367+ views
    There was a lot of talk during Katrina about the cops that went missing, but wasn't there an issue that some cops were on payroll that didn't actually exist. On the one year anniversary, I'm just wondering whatever happened to that story.
  • NOPD accuses cops of robbing women: Incident took place in massage parlor

    06/11/2006 5:52:44 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 26 replies · 794+ views ^ | 06/11/06 | Michelle Krupa
    An eight-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department has been arrested and booked with armed robbery and malfeasance in office in connection with the "shakedown" of five Asian women working at a downtown massage parlor, Police Superintendent Warren Riley said Saturday. An arrest warrant was issued for a second officer allegedly involved in the same robbery. Officer Joshua Burns, 28, resigned from the department after he was arrested late Friday on charges stemming from a Thursday armed robbery that police said involved Burns, officer Quincy Shelling and at least one other person. Police did not identify the massage parlor...
  • Riley: Those carrying guns during emergency will be stopped

    06/09/2006 6:56:33 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 47 replies · 1,253+ views
    wwltv ^ | 06/09/06 | wwl
    People carrying guns on the streets of New Orleans during an emergency will be stopped but their gun won’t be taken unless they can’t show that they are lawfully in possession of it, Chief Warren Riley said Thursday night on WWL’s INews cast. Trying to clear up something that has been the subject of much controversy since Katrina, Riley said that in another emergency situation, officers would check people on the street in possession of guns and will not take the weapons unless they have a criminal record, are mentally ill, or unable to prove they own the weapon. “They...
  • SAF Files Complaint Against New Orleans Police Chief's Plan To Grab Guns

    06/05/2006 5:15:27 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 3 replies · 444+ views ^ | 06/05/06 | usnewswire
    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 5 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is calling upon U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to investigate New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley over his announcement last week that police in his city would once again confiscate privately-owned firearms in the event of another catastrophic storm like Hurricane Katrina. During a live interview with a New Orleans radio station, Riley acknowledged that citizens may, under state law, carry firearms. He said, however, that police will confiscate firearms, and may arrest people, arguing that "During an exigent circumstance like that, we cannot allow people to walk...
  • Riley says he'll confiscate weapons if disaster strikes, gun rights activists outraged

    06/03/2006 6:52:59 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 79 replies · 2,012+ views ^ | 06/02/06 | Jonathan Betz
    Gun rights activists were up in arms Friday after New Orleans Police Chief Warren Riley said he would confiscate weapons should disaster strike. The chief’s comments came after a federal lawsuit forced the city to return hundreds of firearms that were seized in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In an interview with WWL Radio, Riley said his officers would seize guns from people on the streets if another storm was to hit New Orleans. “During a circumstance like that, we cannot allow people to walk the street carrying guns…as law enforcement officers we will confiscate the weapon if a person...
  • Katrina autopsy: Police shot retarded man in back

    05/22/2006 6:36:20 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 11 replies · 734+ views ^ | 5/22/06 | James Polk, Drew Griffin and Kate Albright-Hanna
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- Autopsy results obtained by CNN show a retarded man was shot in the back when he was killed by New Orleans police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This contradicts testimony by a police sergeant that the victim had turned toward officers and was reaching into his waistband when shot. "Clearly he was shot from behind," said famed New York pathologist Dr. Michael Baden, who examined the body for the family's lawyer. A prosecutor said the case will go before a grand jury soon and acknowledged the investigation includes the possibility of police wrong-doing. Ronald...
  • NOPD Captain and assistant under investigation

    04/25/2006 4:07:42 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 2 replies · 211+ views ^ | 04/25/06 | wwltv
    The New Orleans Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into alleged payroll violations by the Captain of the Traffic Division and his administrative assistant. NOPD Superintendent Warren Riley announced the investigation into Captain Harry Mendoza and Sergeant Joseph Valiente Tuesday. "Public Integrity is interviewing the individuals involved in that right now," he said. "I have not got the final determination. They are in public integrity right now based on complaints that were received." Both men have been reassigned pending the investigation into alleged payroll fraud and neglect of duty. No further information was provided.
  • NOPD begins to return confiscated guns

    04/17/2006 5:44:16 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 21 replies · 1,856+ views ^ | 04/17/06 | Mary Foster
    A handful of people showed up Monday to try to get back guns confiscated by the New Orleans Police Department after Hurricane Katrina -- and not many of those walked away with a weapon. "They told me the police took them the first two weeks after the hurricane, after that it was the ATF," said Charles Clark, 62, a retired law officer, who had an antique gun taken from his house after the Aug. 29 storm. "It's very frustrating. I know we had a storm and all, but there should be a way to find out who has your property."...
  • Mayor Nagin Continues to Snub the Second Amendment

    04/11/2006 10:42:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,489+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 10, 2006 | NA
    11250 Waples Mill Road    ·Fairfax, Virginia 22030    · Mayor Nagin Continues to Snub the Second Amendment Monday, April 10, 2006 Fairfax, VA—Law-abiding citizens of New Orleans who were forced to relinquish their legally owned firearms to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) will have to wait, indefinitely, to regain their property.  The City of New Orleans revealed they have not returned any firearms, as Mayor Ray Nagin and the city have yet to set up a return process.“Mayor Ray Nagin continues to deny freedom by denying lawful citizens their Second Amendment rights,” stated National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President...
  • NOPD officers under investigation for allegedly beating another officer's wife

    04/05/2006 6:27:01 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 24 replies · 959+ views ^ | 04/04/06 | Shauna Sanford
    Three white NOPD officers came under investigation Tuesday for allegedly beating the wife of fellow black NOPD officer. In response, the NAACP has called for the Department of Justice to get involved. Early Tuesday, just after midnight, Dulcie Scott said she heard a knock on her door and screams for help because her daughter-in-law was being beaten by police officers. “I couldn’t believe it; it just didn’t make any sense so I opened the door and at that point I saw the officer pulling Joni by the hair. He was pulling her and he was knocking her against the police...
  • Three New Orleans Cops Indicted in Video

    03/29/2006 2:28:24 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 647+ views
    AP ^ | 3/29/6 | MARY FOSTER
    New Orleans -- Two fired New Orleans police officers and one current officer were indicted Wednesday in the videotaped beating of a retired teacher in the French Quarter last fall. The Oct. 8 beating of Robert Davis, 64, was caught on video by an Associated Press Television News crew covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The three officers were charged with battery and other offenses. Davis spent more than an hour testifying about the beating, which left him lying on the street, hands cuffed and blood flowing from his head and face. Afterward, he told reporters that he still has...
  • MAKING EXCUSES, Police spin can't turn looting debacle around [Louisiana]

    03/27/2006 12:20:18 PM PST · by ncountylee · 12 replies · 1,122+ views
    Times-Picayune/NOLA ^ | March 26, 2006 | Jarvis DeBerry
    You saw what you saw. I saw what you saw. Anybody in the world who was paying attention to New Orleans in the days after Hurricane Katrina likely saw what you saw: New Orleans police officers in the Tchoupitoulas Street Wal-Mart, their arms full of merchandise they couldn't possibly have needed and obviously had not bought. nly the ridiculously rigid would criticize anybody -- police officer or otherwise -- for taking items that the person genuinely believed were necessary to survive a life-threatening crisis. But only the ridiculously partisan would argue that police officers carrying out fishing rods and reels...
  • NOPD clears cops in looting probe(don't believe those lyin' eyes)

    03/18/2006 5:50:33 AM PST · by Neville72 · 85 replies · 1,653+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | 3/18/2006 | Michael Pearlstein
    NOPD clears cops in looting probe They had OK to take clothing, officials say Saturday, March 18, 2006 By Michael Perlstein Staff writer Four New Orleans police officers have been cleared of looting allegations stemming from a news videotape that shows them taking items from the Uptown Wal-Mart two days after Hurricane Katrina, but the officers were suspended for 10 days for failing to stop civilians from cleaning out the ransacked store, the New Orleans Police Department said Friday. Advertisement The video, shot by an MSNBC crew inside Wal-Mart, shows the officers filling a shopping cart with shoes, clothes and...
  • NOPD Gets New Look

    02/22/2006 12:47:00 PM PST · by LA Woman3 · 30 replies · 835+ views
    WGNO ^ | 02/21/2006 | ABC 26 News
    NEW ORLEANS — Starting tomorrow the New Orleans Police Department will be sporting a new wardrobe. The new uniforms will be dark navy blue compared to the light blue shirts worn before. The only similarities are the stripes, patches, badges and name tags. Superintendent Warren Riley says these new uniforms are to help with the NOPD's new direction. He says they are striving to improve and look more professional. But they also change their uniforms to protect the city, "The reason for this change is in the aftermath of Katrina, a number of cleaners were looted. Hundreds of uniforms were...
  • Grand Jury to Probe New Orleans Police

    01/25/2006 3:51:58 PM PST · by Brian Mosely · 12 replies · 601+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25 5:55 PM US/Eastern | CAIN BURDEAU
    A Louisiana grand jury will investigate several controversies involving police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, including the theft of cars from a Cadillac dealership and the shooting deaths of two men suspected of firing on contractors. The grand jury will be the first impaneled here since Hurricane Katrina hit on Aug. 29. District Attorney Eddie Jordan, whose offices were flooded in the storm, announced the investigations Wednesday from his temporary headquarters in a former nightclub. More than 200 vehicles _ including 88 new Cadillacs and Chevrolets _ were taken from a dealership amid the chaos after the hurricane hit....
  • About that Vegas Trip for N.O. Police...

    01/22/2006 7:30:36 PM PST · by rvoitier · 72 replies · 2,937+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Jan. 22, 2006 | ERIN NEFF
    The majority of seats on the first flight to Vegas, however, were filled by Nagin's aides, janitors and people who don't work for New Orleans at all.
  • [New Orleans Police] Chief Backs Review of Police Shootings

    12/29/2005 3:37:26 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 368+ views
    AP ^ | 12/29/5 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    New Orleans -- The city's police chief Thursday came out in support of an independent review board to investigate police shootings, a demand made by black ministers after a black man was killed by officers earlier this week. Police Superintendent Warren Riley met with the ministers for nearly two hours and said afterward that he will back their request to the City Council for an independent review process. The meeting came three days after police shot and killed Anthony Hayes, 38, who was wielding a hunting knife. Hayes' confrontation with 18 officers — but not the shooting itself — was...
  • New Orleans Police Shoot, Kill Man

    12/27/2005 6:19:46 AM PST · by Triggerhippie · 129 replies · 1,844+ views
    AP ^ | Tue Dec 27, 5:13 AM ET | BRETT MARTEL
    NEW ORLEANS - The city's embattled police department will have another internal investigation to face after a swarm of converging officers gunned down a man brandishing a knife. A police spokesman said the officers who fired on the man Monday will be reassigned pending the outcome of the probe, but he defended their response, saying at least one officer's life was in danger just prior to the barrage of gunfire. "You have a subject who's lunging at them with a knife... swinging wildly at them and they're fearing for their life," said Officer David Adams, a police spokesman. "They had...
  • Two officers accused of beating on Bourbon Street are fired

    12/21/2005 11:51:17 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 22 replies · 776+ views
    WWLTV ^ | 12/21/2005
    The NOPD has fired two officers accused of beating a 64-year-old man on Bourbon Street in October. A third officer was suspended after being accused of grabbing a reporter. Superintendent Warren Riley announced the dismissal of officers Robert Evangelist and Lance Schilling. Officer Stuart Smith was suspended for 120 days. The incident was caught on tape by the Associated Press and was publicized highly throughout the media as coverage was still intense in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The tape appeared to show several blows being delivered to 64-year-old Robert Davis that caused his head to slam against a wall....