Crime in New Orleans

David Blake
January 24, 2019 - 1:51 pm
New Orleans vast private network of crime cameras, now pegged at some 2,500, has a new addition: a camera that can detect gunfire. Project NOLA Director Bryan Lagarde says this new device not only detects gunfire, but swivels in the direction the gunshots are coming from. "It spins cameras that are...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 18, 2018 - 2:23 pm
New Orleans Police say two woman committed a carjacking after crashing into the victims' car. "The victims were rear-ended by a gray sedan. The passenger got out to check the damage to their vehicle," according to the Major Offense Log. It was then that the suspects threatened and robbed the...
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December 15, 2018 - 4:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With just over two weeks left in 2018, New Orleans is on pace to see a significant drop in the number of murders for the year, and could mark the lowest number of killings the city has seen in nearly half a century. As of Saturday, New Orleans police had investigated 137 murders...
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David Blake
December 11, 2018 - 2:13 pm
An Orleans Parish Sheriff was shot and carjacked Violent carjackings can happen to anyone. Case in point, an Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office sergeant who tried to stop one and ended up shot by a ski mask-wearing robber. Today on WWL radio, Sgt. Delaney Jordan defended his actions, but warned others...
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David Blake
December 04, 2018 - 7:35 pm
Could New Orleans actually be winning part of the war on crime through its expanding crime camera system? Mayor LaToya Cantrell wants expansion, despite complaints that it's too much Big Brother intruding on privacy. The camera system has been up just over a year and has already grown. City-owned...
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