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New Orleans Police Detective Gets Down With The Wobble Dance At Mardi Gras

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Weird News

A New Orleans police detective is becoming famous online for his skills outside of law enforcement in the midst of Mardi Gras season. Detective Win...

New Trial Ordered In Post-Katrina Bridge Killings

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.17.2013 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations st...

Police: Porsche Driver Kills Officer

Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime

Police in New Orleans are searching for the driver of a white Porsche who allegedly killed an officer in a hit and run accident. Off-duty cop Rodne...

Shootings Breaks Out Moments After MLK Parade

Posted 01.22.2013 | Crime

A shooting broke out in New Orleans on Monday moments after a parade celebrating Martin Luther King Day passed through the Central City neighborhood, ...

New Orleans Police Agree To Plan For Sweeping Overhaul

AP | KEVIN MCGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 07.25.2012 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- A court-backed plan to excise corruption, discrimination and a frequent use of deadly force from the long-troubled New Orleans Police D...

Eric Holder To Announce Sweeping Reforms For City's Troubled Police Department

AP | KEVIN MCGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A court-supervised agreement Tuesday to overhaul the New Orleans Police Department will require the troubled agency to implement t...

After Katrina Shooting Trial, New Orleans Battles Corruption

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.05.2012 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- The Justice Department's push to clean up New Orleans' troubled police department reached a milestone as a federal judge sentenced five...

Victims Of Crime Outraged That New Orleans Police Release Their Records

AP | By MARY FOSTER | Posted 03.31.2012 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS -- As Mike Ainsworth walked his two sons to a school bus stop, he heard a woman being carjacked scream, and ran to help. The woman was not...

Live Grenades Prompt Evacuation Of NOPD Headquarters

WWLTV.com | Posted 01.13.2012 | Crime

The NOPD headquarters was evacuated after live grenades were found inside of a car that was being processed Thursday, according to police....

New Orleans Police Chief's Best May Not Be Good Enough

James Perry | Posted 01.09.2012 | Crime
James Perry

Something must be done, but we need more than just random action, we need real results. The long-term key to making New Orleans safe lies in addressing root causes of crime.

Jury Convicts New Orleans Police Officers In Post-Katrina Shootings

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MARY FOSTER | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A federal jury on Friday convicted five current or former New Orleans police officers of civil rights violations in one of the low...

Cops Shot Teen Three Times As He Lay Dying Post Katrina

AP | Posted 09.13.2011 | Crime

NEW ORLEANS — A forensic pathologist has testified that a teenager gunned down by police on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina was sho...

Trymaine Lee

A Tale Of Two Sex Crimes

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS -- In their neighborhoods, they are sometimes taunted with dirty looks and jeers. Their pictures hang on the walls of local community cent...

Trymaine Lee

Justice Department Report Details Abuses By New Orleans Police Department

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Long before Hurricane Katrina laid bare New Orleans’ deep social wounds, the relationship between the city’s police force and its black citizens h...

Defense In Post-Katrina Police Killings Stresses Chaos

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Call it the Katrina defense: the idea that police officers' deadly acts in the wake of the hurricane must be judged through the pr...

3 New Orleans Police Convicted In Post-Katrina Killing, Burning Of Body

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A former New Orleans police officer was convicted Thursday of fatally shooting a man in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath and another ...

Katrina Looms Over Deadly Police Shooting Trial

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — Officers shot an unarmed man in the back, burned his body, then doctored a police report in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Kat...

Ex-Cop Sentenced In Coverup Of Deadly Post-Katrina Shootings

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — Michael Hunter stood quietly as a judge sentenced the former New Orleans Police officer Wednesday to eight years in federal prison...

Ex-New Orleans Cop Charged With Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man In Katrina Aftermath Takes The Stand

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A former New Orleans police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed man in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath testified Tuesda...

Fellow Cop: New Orleans Police Laughed After Burning Man's Body

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police officer was laughing after he burned the body of a man who had been gunned down by police in Hurricane Katrin...

Post-Katrina Shootings Witness: Cop Said Looters 'Deserved To Be Shot'

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A former New Orleans police officer on trial for gunning down a man outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath said aft...

Trial Begins For New Orleans Police Charged In Post-Katrina Shooting, Cover-Up

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — The chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina offers no excuse for the actions of five current or former police officers being tried in t...

New Orleans Ex-Cop Sentenced In Katrina Bridge Shootings

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — A former New Orleans police detective who admitted he helped cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurr...

No Death Penalty For Cops Charged In Katrina Shootings

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — The Justice Department says it will not seek the death penalty against four current or former New Orleans police officers charged ...

After Katrina, New Orleans Cops Were Told They Could Shoot Looters

ProPublica | Sabrina Shankman, Tom Jennings, Brendan McCarthy, Laura Maggi, A.C. Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, an order circulated among New Orleans police authorizing officers to shoot looters, according to present ...