A 20-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of filing a false police report after investigators determined he made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint following a car crash in Broadmoor, New Orleans police said.
A 46-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in a shooting on Danneel Street in Central City, and a man walking home with groceries on Hickory Street was robbed in west-Carrollton overnight, New Orleans police said Tuesday morning.
An investigation into the shooting death of a man whose body was left on South Broad near New Orleans Police headquarters shut down the busy Broad Street overpass on Friday afternoon, according to a report at Mid-City Messenger.
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested following reports of sexual abuse of three other children over a two-year period at a home on Willow Street, New Orleans police said.
An angry boyfriend shot at a woman’s home Wednesday afternoon just off the busy intersection of Washington and Broad Street, injuring no one but leading to the arrest of one person and a warrant for another, police said.
A man in his late 30s was found dead Saturday night inside of a Thalia Street home in Central City, and New Orleans police have deemed the death “unclassified,” reports say.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man seen using two credit cards about an hour after they were stolen from an Audubon Street home, authorities said.
Mardi Gras is a time for drunken debauchery. Carnival is also a time when our city is most laid bare for the country to see. Our people are judged, our government is judged, and the general quality of our celebration is – as one would expect – judged.
This year, I have stared into the maw of the beast that is our Carnival Season and drawn out the following scorecard (thus far):
A 20-year-old man was shot in the hip Friday afternoon on Soniat Street in the Freret neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
Like everyone else in New Orleans, we want the NOPD to right a tightly managed, right-sized operation that keeps us all safe. We realize it might take two or three years to really hire a full complement of officers. We can live with new officers who might not meet the highest educational standards. We are glad the Chief has thought through his management needs enough to ask the Civil Service Commission for authorization to hire a civilian assistant to drive his ball down the field.
While we were not thrilled when the NOPD’s Office of Secondary Employment was created, we really hate the fact that the office’s leadership have been keeping the majority of plum assignments for themselves, as reported by The Advocate this week. These actions cost the rank and file money. They damage morale, decrease officer retention, and discourage new officers from accepting positions on the force. No wonder morale is an ongoing problem!