Monday, March 21, 2011

New Orleans police department has lots of problems

Wow the New Orleans police department is a mess. Make sure to check out the entire article. The link is below under the quoted piece.

A federal investigation of the New Orleans Police Department found "disrespectful conduct in the community, corruption, unnecessary uses of force, and improper stops and searches," stemming from systemic failures in policy, training, supervision and oversight. In 2009, the NOPD arrested 500 black men and eight white men for serious offenses, and the canine unit was so mismanaged the dogs regularly attacked their handlers, the Justice Department reported.

The report found numerous instances of legal violations, in some instances because the laws are convoluted, outdated, or police didn't know them.

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