DOJ Accuses New Orleans Police of Misconduct


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“The Justice Department has issued a blistering report accusing the New Orleans Police Department of a litany of misconduct, ranging from shooting unarmed people following Hurricane Katrina to poorly training their K-9 unit to a point that dogs would attack their own handlers.

And that’s not all, according to the DOJ report, detailed in this Bloomberg article. (Click here to view the report.)

New Orleans law enforcement also allegedly practiced racial and ethnic profiling, discriminated against gays and lesbians, and repeatedly failed to investigate sexual assault and domestic violence complaints.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole said Thursday in a statement that poor leadership in the department led to the  misconduct. . .” Full Story on WSJ Law Blog.

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