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  • NOPD suspends officer after off-duty DWI arrest

    September 2, 2013 3:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer has been suspended without pay after being booked with drunk driving while off duty, the department said Sunday. Officer Jayson Germann of the Gang Intelligence Unit was driving his take-home car when an accident occurred shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday, New... more »
  • NOPD suspends officer accused of driving drunk

    April 6, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say they have suspended an officer accused of driving drunk in an unmarked city vehicle while off duty. Police spokesman Remi Braden says Causeway Police pulled over 33-year-old Ryan Aucoin shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the 24-mile-long bridge... more »
  • 2 live grenades found at NOPD headquarters

    January 13, 2012 10:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say they are evacuating police headquarters after they found two live hand grenades in the evidence room. Police told WDSU-TV the devices were found Thursday when officers were bringing evidence from earlier investigations to the room, located on the first floor of the... more »
  • WWL-TV: $606 missing from NOPD evidence room

    February 9, 2011 9:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police Superintendant Ronal Serpas tells WWL-TV that they've opened a criminal investigation of money missing from the department's property warehouse. Serpas says the evidence commander discovered that $606 was missing when she checked to see whether drugs had accidentally been put into a double-keyed... more »
  • NOPD Fires 2 Cops Accused of Misconduct

    February 6, 2011 1:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two New Orleans police officers have been fired for misconduct while on duty. The Times Picayune reports Officer Carey Dykes, a 13-year veteran, was fired this past week for numerous violations, including having sex with a woman while on the clock, sleeping while on duty and... more »
  • Texas codefendant may change NOPD fraud plea

    February 4, 2011 9:21 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Court records indicate that the owner of a Brownsboro, Texas, security firm might plead guilty in a case accusing him of plotting with a New Orleans police commander to get kickbacks from a hurricane security contract. Both Joseph Branch of Gladius Inc. and police Capt. Michael... more »
  • Cop Resigns, Apologizes for Spitting on Fellow Cop

    December 11, 2010 10:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans cop who spit in the face of a fellow officer as he was being handcuffed during an arrest for drunken driving has resigned from the force and apologized. David Ogozalek agreed to leave the force Friday in order to avoid prison time for... more »
  • Survey shows NOPD employees like jobs

    October 19, 2010 9:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says most of the city's police like their jobs, but want more training and better equipment. Serpas administered the survey to discover what areas the police personnel found to be satisfactory and what areas need improvement. He says he wants... more »
  • Feds are to help NOPD Evaluate Murder Cases

    September 22, 2010 10:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police will get help from a team of federal agents in evaluating how the department investigates homicide cases and why the city's murder rate is so high. Superintendent Ronal Serpas asked the Homicide Technical Expert Team to come to New Orleans to help determine why... more »
  • New Chief Plans to Cleanup NOPD, City Crime

    August 23, 2010 6:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man charged with cleaning up both the New Orleans Police Department and the city's violent crime has a plan and a warning for his officers - "if you lie, you die." In the wake an investigation that left 18 current or former officers facing federal... more »
  • Feds open new NOPD probe

    August 13, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Justice Department has opened a new civil rights investigation into the alleged beating of two men by New Orleans Police in the days after Hurricane Katrina. Justice Department spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa (So-chi E-no-ho-sa) on Friday told the Associated Press that federal authorities are investigating the... more »
  • 4 NOPD Charged in Danziger Bridge Shooting

    July 13, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations in the deadly shootings of unarmed people on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Two others were charged in the same indictment with trying to cover up the shootings. The indictment unsealed Tuesday charges... more »

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