03-17-2011, 08:13 PM #1Former Member
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Federal investigation claims abuses among New Orleans police.
Federal investigation claims abuses among New Orleans police
By the CNN Wire Staff
March 17, 2011 4:33 p.m. EDT
(CNN) -- A federal investigation found that the New Orleans Police Department has engaged in patterns of misconduct in violation of the Constitution and federal law, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Among the findings are that the police department has used excessive force, made unconstitutional stops and searches, and illegally profiled people based on race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. The investigation also found a number of practices that contributed to the illegal conduct, including failed systems for recruiting and promoting officers, poor training and lack of supervision, among others....
03-18-2011, 12:42 AM #2
It's really not a laughing matter. In fact, it's downright shameful. And it gets worse.
Sex crimes unit of NOPD deemed deeply flawed by Justice Department
New Orleans police officers seldom sought to interrogate rape suspects, while they sometimes peppered victims with biased questions suggesting they were to blame for their attacks, according to a review of sexual-assault complaints by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Still, the Justice Department review suggests the unit's deficiencies are deep. In many cases, detectives conducted victim interviews with the seeming aim of categorizing the allegations as false, according to the review. The report suggests many more complaints might need to be reinvestigated.
Some of the findings are listed in the article, and they are egregious, especially as pertains to victims of sexual assault.__________________________________
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03-18-2011, 10:42 AM #3
Its about time this has been discovered. I've heard things over many years about NOPD.Rest in Peace John 08/09/86-04/24/2014.
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03-18-2011, 12:44 PM #4
Might not be totally on topic, but I saw police, in uniform, "shopping/filling carts" in a closed Wal Mart.
03-18-2011, 01:57 PM #5
I am sure there are bad apples in the NOPD.
I would like to say, for those good ones, God Bless You! You've got your hands full. LOL
NOLA is not an easy city to patrol IMO.Glove Findin'
03-20-2011, 07:01 PM #6
katrina was a horrible horrible tragedy in which not only the police abused people, normal people who otherwise wouldn't have; left elderly and sick people to die.
the dam should have been fixed a long time ago.
so many horrific depressing things happened during katrina.
i really hope that they can find as many people responsible for abuses as possible and prosecute them to the fullest.
03-20-2011, 07:45 PM #7
New Orleans is such a pretty city, with a rich history, I would love to see a revitalization there. Again, I think the changes need to come from the top.I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it left.
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