In contrast with high-profile incidents around the country, the New Orleans Police Department has not had a single officer-involved shooting so far in 2016, prompting civil-rights activists to suggest that the sweeping reforms of the NOPD should be expanded in other communities like Baton Rouge and applied to officers from other agencies like the Louisiana State Police or Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office who come into the city.
“NOPD has not fired their weapon at any human being this year,” said Ursula Price of the Independent Police Monitor’s office. “We are making progress.”
An apartment building on lower Magazine Street caught fire Tuesday morning, but the blaze was extinguished and none of the occupants were harmed, authorities said.
A woman believed to be an exotic dancer known as “Money Mantanna” is wanted by police in connection with a shooting Saturday evening on General Ogden Street in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.
Did you know it’s actually illegal to sell, purchase or possess a stun gun in New Orleans?
The day after their indictments on a slew of armed robbery charges around Uptown and the rest of New Orleans, two teens escaped from custody at the Youth Study Center in Gentilly and then were recaptured the following day, police said.
Just a month after contemplating the creation of a new security district, with 24-hour manned patrol cars, residents of the Lower Garden District are now exploring another way to increase safety: a widespread installment of crime cameras.
Members of the Coliseum Square Neighborhood Association took a preliminary survey at their monthly meeting this week to see how many residents would be interested in one or both measures, in order to beef up security in the area.
About a dozen people — the majority of those in attendance at the meeting — indicated they’d like to have crime cameras installed around the neighborhood. Nine raised their hands when asked if they wanted private patrol, too.
The victim in a fatal shooting Monday evening on Delachaise Street has been identified as a 21-year-old man, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office announced.
A construction worker digging under a newly built home on Zimpel Street discovered a sealed box with a velvet bag inside containing what appeared to be a human jaw bone Tuesday evening, prompting an investigation by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office.
An unidentified man was shot to death Monday afternoon inside a vehicle on Delachaise Street in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
New Orleans police have released surveillance video from last week’s armed robbery of the Noodle & Pie restaurant on State Street.
A few years ago, local NBC affiliate WDSU reported on an embarrassment familiar to all New Orleanians, namely the fact that street signs seem to be regarded as more of a luxury in this city than an obvious necessity. Particularly absent are those signs actually identifying the names of streets – you know, so you can actually find your way around.
“If you think about some of the basic things you expect a city to have, in terms of the impression of the city, if it doesn’t have a street sign it kind of lets you know they don’t have it all together,” local resident Francis James told reporters. His intersection had no signs at all.
A 20-year-old man left his Fontainebleau-area home on Saturday evening to drive to the store, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since, New Orleans police said.