New Orleans Police Department
The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has primary responsibility for law enforcement in New Orleans, Louisiana. The department's jurisdiction covers all of Orleans Parish, while the city is divided into eight police districts.On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, Ronal W. Serpas, Ph.D. was sworn in at Gallier Hall by Mayor Mitch Landrieu as the new superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department. Serpas was most recently the chief of police in Nashville, Tennessee, and prior to that served as the director of the Washington State Patrol.As of July 2007, the New Orleans Police Department had 1,406 officers on the force. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the NOPD had 1,742 commissioned police officers.
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David Simon, whose HBO series “Treme” chronicles life in post-Katrina New Orleans, told Poynter that The Times-Picayune’s decision to cut publication to three days a week and cut staff is “grievous news as it would be for any American… Read more.
For the second time in six months, The New York Times is answering questions about a freelancer who seems to be more of an activist. The Times-Picayune reports that Jordan Flaherty, who contributed to Campbell… Read more.
Five former New Orleans police officers were sentenced Wednesday to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for their roles in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina.
NEW YORK â Rolling Stone magazine won one of journalism's most prestigious awards for an article that prompted President Barack Obama to fire his military commander in Afghanistan. The Associated Press also won a 2010 George Polk award for its coverage of the Gulf oil spill, and the Washington Post won for its investigation on the growth of national security agencies.