As Louisiana’s insurance crisis deepens and residents search for answers in the face of rising premiums, the state is putting the blame squarely on the companies that have become insolvent and forced to leave the state.
For nearly a decade, the New Orleans Police Department has operated under a federal consent decree agreement with the Department of Justice, with the decree governing systematic reforms at the department. Now, Mayor LaToya Cantrell plans to make the case for the consent decree to be ended, saying NOPD has fulfilled all necessary categories.
In a case that Orleans District Attorney Jason Williams prosecuted himself, along with two other ADAs and a jury found Damond Scott guilty of second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.
The NOPD is asking for the public’s help with identifying a burglar dressed in a construction vest and hard hat that investigators say has been breaking into homes in the Lakeview and Lake Vista neighborhoods.