A stash of apparently forged vehicle inspection stickers was discovered in a drug raid at a Central City home, New Orleans police said.
A man was arrested on South Carrollton Avenue on Monday evening after he allegedly beat a woman and kept in her in his car after she asked him for a ride home, New Orleans police said.
Members of the New Orleans Coalition gathered Uptown Sunday afternoon to discuss the fate of – and the impact of – criminal justice reform legislation in Louisiana. Senator J.P. Morrell and Representative Royce Duplessis were on hand to recap the most recent legislative session and how each bill was successfully passed, as well as what issues will be front and center next year. Sarah Omojola, former Policy Counsel for Southern Poverty Law Center and current Director of the Welcoming Project, touched on the legislative process from an advocacy level. Mario Zervigon, of the Zervigon Consulting Group, moderated the panel.
Both Morrell and Duplessis touched on how term limits will affect the new representatives’ learning curves, since the number of experiences legislators dwindle every year. Duplessis said leaning on longtime senators helped him learn the ins and outs of the legislative process. Losing older Republicans to newly elected ones who lack “flexibility and are drunk on their election” is going to be one of the most devastating impacts from term limits, Morrlel said.
A 14-year-old boy who allegedly stole a handgun from a car in the Garden District and then committed two different shootings in Central City was arrested Friday, New Orleans police said.
A New Orleans police officer was injured Saturday when a car driven by a suspect fleeing a traffic stop struck him and several parked cars, authorities said.
A man who allegedly fired his gun during an argument at a gas station on South Claiborne Avenue last week was photographed by surveillance cameras, and investigators are hoping the public can help identify him, New Orleans police said.