Law enforcement

May 26, 2017 - 4:35 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback...
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David Blake
May 23, 2017 - 12:21 pm
New Orleans police are apparently targeting more violent criminals, but making fewer overall arrests. The New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission reports cops are being more selective because they don't have enough officers on the streets. According to the MCC, arrests for drug felonies dropped...
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May 08, 2017 - 5:44 pm
( -- A bill that requires specific training during driver’s education courses on how motorists should behave during a traffic stop received approval from the House Transportation Committee. Plaquemine Representative Chad Brown is the author of the measure. “There are certain things that I...
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Don Ames
April 17, 2017 - 7:00 am
A first round of license plate reading cameras is scheduled to be installed in New Orleans by the end of the month. 25 cameras will be placed in 15 locations around the city. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says images collected by the cameras can be used if a crime is reported...
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April 14, 2017 - 9:38 am
A New Orleans sheriff's deputy charged with malfeasance in connection with a teenage jail inmate's suicide faces arraignment on April 25. Online court records show the date was set for Keriana Alexcee. She was arrested earlier this month after an investigation of last October's suicide at the jail...
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March 31, 2017 - 3:27 pm Reporting The Governor has released his comprehensive criminal justice legislative package that lawmakers will debate in the regular session that begins April 10. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny will attempt to push several of the proposals through the legislature. Martiny says in an effort...
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July 07, 2016 - 7:08 am
For the second night in a row, I have awakened at about 3 AM to breaking news about police officers shooting black males. And for the second straight day, America is reacting to two videos that fit an all too familiar storyline in the news. Reaction to both of the videos ranges from 'the police...
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