Monday, August 23, 2010

Mayor Landrieu and Police Superintendent Serpas Release Plan to Rebuild the NOPD

Today, Mayor Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Serpas released a 65-point list of steps they are taking - or have taken - to rebuild the NOPD. We have posted the document on our site.

While we welcome any serious efforts at change in the NOPD, we remain skeptical that these changes are an attempt to deflect the movement for real change in the department. Some of these so-called reforms point out how far we still have to go. For example, we're glad that they are instituting a policy of termination for "materially false statements with the intent to deceive" but concerned that something so basic needs to be added.

We hope these changes are the beginning of real change for the NOPD.

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