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Suspect Sought for Second Degree Murder of Infant Child

by Ambria R. Washington

March 24, 2017

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Homicide, Third District

Suspect Sought for Second Degree Murder of Infant Child

The NOPD is looking for Jeffery Edward Coleman (DOB: 08/31/1967) after he is believed to have inflicted severe bodily harm to a 17 day old infant boy.

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Suspect Sought for Second Degree Murder of Infant Child

March 24, 2017

Suspect Sought for Second Degree Murder of Infant Child

The NOPD is looking for Jeffery Edward Coleman (DOB: 08/31/1967) after he is believed to have inflicted severe bodily harm to a 17 day old infant boy.

NOPD Searches for Boat, Motor, Trailer Reported Stolen from Roadway Drive

March 24, 2017

NOPD Searches for Boat, Motor, Trailer Reported Stolen from Roadway Drive

The NOPD is seeking information in connection with the reported theft of a boat, motor and trailer on March 22, 2017 in the 100 block of South Roadway Drive.

NOPD Investigating A Shooting on Urquhart Street

March 24, 2017

NOPD Investigating A Shooting on Urquhart Street

The NOPD is investigating the shooting of an unknown male about 19-21-years-old. The incident occurred today in the 4100 block of Urquhart Street.

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VOWS Unit Arrests Three, Confiscates Four Firearms

March 24, 2017

VOWS Unit Arrests Three, Confiscates Four Firearms

The NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad (VOWS) unit made three additional arrests today while taking four more guns off of the streets.

VOWS Unit Apprehends Two More Wanted Individuals

March 24, 2017

VOWS Unit Apprehends Two More Wanted Individuals

The NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad (VOWS) and U.S. Marshals apprehended two more wanted individuals yesterday (Mar. 23).

VOWS Unit Apprehends Three

March 22, 2017

VOWS Unit Apprehends Three

The NOPD’s Violent Offender Warrant Squad (VOWS) and U.S. Marshals have apprehended three individuals who were wanted in connection with major offenses.

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March 20, 2017

WATCH: First District Officers Help Raise $6,000 Dollars for Fellow Officer Fighting Cancer

First District officers presented a check for $6,000 to their fellow officer Jackie Fontenot who’s currently fighting stage 4 cancer.

Last week, NOPD officers and along with two of the department’s chaplains gathered at the First District to pray over Fontenot and present her with a check to help with her medical bills.

Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft and Cyber Crimes

March 13, 2017

Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft and Cyber Crimes

Identity theft has been at the top of the Federal Trade Commission’s Top Consumer Complaints list for 15 years in a row.

March 10, 2017

WATCH: Meet the One Woman Behind NOPD's Homeless Assistance Unit

Each day of the week in her ten passenger van, B.B. St. Roman assists about 12 homeless individuals  through the city of New Orleans.

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Internal Audit Shows NOPD Officers Turned On Their Body Worn Cameras Nearly 100 Percent Of The Time In 2016

December 15, 2016

Internal Audit Shows NOPD Officers Turned On Their Body Worn Cameras Nearly 100 Percent Of The Time In 2016

Body Worn Camera (BWC) programs can only be effective if police officers actually turn them on during citizen encounters, and by that measure, the NOPD’s BWC program is arguably one of the most effective in the country. 

There’s a lot of Police Data Available Online, and the NOPD Wants You To Know About it

November 16, 2016

There’s a lot of Police Data Available Online, and the NOPD Wants You To Know About it

The NOPD has published more police data online in the past six months than the department has ever made publicly available in its 220-year history. 

Armed Robbery Down 30 Percent in Third Quarter of 2016

November 11, 2016

Armed Robbery Down 30 Percent in Third Quarter of 2016

The number of armed robberies reported citywide dropped by 30 percent in the third quarter of 2016 when compared to the same time last year, according to the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). 

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Compliance Bureau Commander Completes Elite FBI Training

March 23, 2017

Compliance Bureau Commander Completes Elite FBI Training

NOPD’s Commander of Compliance and policy implementation of the Consent Decree Otha Sandifer was one of the 227 law enforcement leaders throughout the country to graduate from the exclusive FBI specialized training academy in Quantico, Virginia.

March 21, 2017

WATCH: NOPD Special Operations Officers Show Tools of the Trade

Members of the NOPD's Special Operations Division take you on a tour of some of the equipment and vehicles they utiilize in their work to address extraordinary police situations.

March 20, 2017

WATCH: First District Officers Help Raise $6,000 Dollars for Fellow Officer Fighting Cancer

First District officers presented a check for $6,000 to their fellow officer Jackie Fontenot who’s currently fighting stage 4 cancer.

Last week, NOPD officers and along with two of the department’s chaplains gathered at the First District to pray over Fontenot and present her with a check to help with her medical bills.

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March 23, 2017

NOPD Officials Explain Benefits of New False Alarm Ordinance

Implementation of a new city ordinance concerning how NOPD officers handle false alarm calls will help to keep police free to answer more pressing calls, NOPD officials said.

NOPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint March 22

March 21, 2017

NOPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint March 22

The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Orleans Parish on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

March 20, 2017

False Alarm Ordinance Imposes Fines on Repeat Offenders

On May 1, 2017, NOPD will begin enforcing the false alarm ordinance  in an effort to reduce the city’s false alarm rate from automated alarm systems.