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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...

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, ...

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.

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...

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 ...

Six New Orleans Police Charged in Post-Katrina Killings, But Activists Say Deeper Change is Needed

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Federal officials charged six current and former New Orleans police officers in connection with the killing of civilians in the days after Katrina. But the media has missed the real story: corruption and violence are endemic to the NOPD.

Justice Department Moves To Reform Notorious New Orleans Police Department

Talking Points Memo | Justin Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The federal criminal investigation of the police shootings of civilians on Danziger Bridge in post-Katrina New Orleans is just part of what the Justic...

The Radical Choice this Katrina Anniversary: Celebrate

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I've learned that while no one in New Orleans or the diaspora wants to be forgotten, no one wants their lives reduced to mere victimhood either.

FBI Opens Investigation into Post-Katrina Shooting Victim -- What Role Did the N.O.P.D. Have in the Death?

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ProPublica

In a city haunted by violence, Glover's demise stands apart because of the apparent involvement of the local law enforcement.