Concerned about recent acts of violence against police officers around the country, prominent attorney and Uptown resident Morris Bart has donated a system of security cameras to the New Orleans Police Department that fully surrounds the Second District building on Magazine Street.
Three men who stole construction equipment from a home under renovation on Hurst Street were caught on camera earlier this month, and police are now hoping that the public can help identify them.
A man was found dead by the railroad tracks just off Leake and Carrollton avenues on Tuesday morning, New Orleans police said.
Neighborhood leaders were troubled last year when the New Orleans Police Department reassigned all its quality-of-life officers to bolster the ranks of patrolmen on the streets, and on Thursday night took advantage of a town-hall meeting on crime with top NOPD officials to request their return.
District A City Councilwoman Susan Guidry is hosting a town-hall discussion Thursday night of crime trends and crime prevention, featuring New Orleans police officials and CrimesStoppers.
After neighbors’ research suggesting that a private patrol in the Lower Garden District would not be cost efficient, members of the Coliseum Square Association have opted instead to hold a raffle in order to raise funds for security cameras.
New Orleans police are investigating the rape of a teenage girl Saturday reported in Central City, authorities said.
Another burst of midday gunfire last week near Burke Park in the Irish Channel remains under investigation, New Orleans police said.