Jun 092011

A map of major burglaries and robberies in the Irish Channel in May and early June. The shooting near the River Garden Development is also shown. (via NOPD.com)

NOPD Sixth District Commander Bob Bardy will be among the speakers at tonight’s meeting of the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association.

The Irish Channel has fared relatively better than some Uptown neighborhoods amid the last month’s wave of armed robberies: about three muggings have been reported in the channel, and other than those incidents, a half dozen home break-ins have been the most serious crimes reported since the beginning of May. Suspects from a shooting in the nearby St. Thomas development, however, fled into the channel before police found them. Continue reading »

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Apr 012011

NOPD Second District Commander Darryl J. Albert (center) poses with family members and Mayor Mitch Landrieu for a photo after Albert's promotion Thursday. Landrieu called Albert a "superb" officer. "He's been a great captain, and he's going to be great for the Second District," Landrieu said. Albert's sister, Garmanne Mack, brought a photo to the ceremony of their mother, who passed away in Feburary.

Three ranking officers from Uptown-based NOPD districts were promoted to the new rank of commander Thursday in a ceremony touted by the department as a “new day in leadership.”

Capt. Darryl Albert of the NOPD Second District (which runs from Jefferson Parish to Louisiana Avenue) and Capt. Bob Bardy of the NOPD Sixth District (from Louisiana Avenue to the U.S. 90 overpass) will each remain in their respective positions, albeit with the direct accountability to NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas that comes with the new rank. Continue reading »