Rafael Goyeneche

David Blake
June 03, 2019 - 3:34 pm
Juvenile crime has been talked about for months and it frequently makes headlines in New Orleans. Tonight, the new juvenile curfew takes effect and there are both skeptics and others optimistic it will work. Rafael Goyeneche, Director of the Metro Crime Commission, is hopeful this kind of pro-...
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Chris Miller
November 16, 2018 - 12:36 pm
Can crime in New Orleans be contained with fewer cops? The police chief thinks so, but one crime watchdog is worried the city can't even reach a reduced manpower goal. Instead of the goal of 1,600 officers, set years ago near the beginning of Mitch Landrieu's first term, New Orleans Police...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 30, 2018 - 12:43 pm
Did the watering down on the Multi-Agency Gang Task Force allow gangs to reform and lead to the wild gunfire at Claiborne and Louisiana Avenue Saturday? Investigators say the mass shooting in Central City appears to be gang related. Three people died and seven more were wounded in the barrage of...
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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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