The NOPD is inviting the public to attend district-centric meetings aimed at providing citizens with updates on the department's progress in meeting the requirements of the NOPD Consent Decree.
At these meetings, NOPD Deputy Chief of Compliance Danny Murphy and other NOPD representatives will be on hand to provide an update on progress made to meet the requirements of the Consent Decree, and to answer questions from the community on the Consent Decree.
On July 24, 2012, the City, NOPD and the U.S. Department of Justice entered into a Consent Decree, which is the most expansive such decree in the nation. The Consent Decree contains a broad array of separate tasks and goals detailed in more than 490 paragraphs and 110 pages; it reflects a shared commitment to effective, constitutional, and professional law enforcement.
The Consent Decree is a broad, extensive blueprint for positive change, and it encompasses sweeping, department-wide reforms that understandably may require years to accomplish fully.
Within the NOPD, the Compliance Bureau is tasked with, among other things, facilitating the implementation of the Consent Decree.
"These meetings are an opportunity for the community to engage with the NOPD about reforms," Murphy said.
Consent Decree meetings will take place at the following times:
- Wednesday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. - meeting for First and Third districts will be held at the Third District station, located at 4600 Paris Avenue.
- Wednesday, October 11, at 6 p.m. - meeting for Fifth District will be held at the Fifth District station, located at 3900 North Claiborne Avenue.
- Wednesday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m. - meeting for the Seventh District will be held at the Seventh District station, located at 10101 Dwyer Road.
- Thursday, October 19, at 6 p.m. - meeting for the Second and Sixth districts will be held at the Sixth District station, located at 1930 Martin Luther King Boulevard.
- Tuesday, October 24, at 6 p.m. - meeting for the Eighth District will be held at the Eighth District station, located at 334 Royal Street.
- Wednesday, November 8, at 6 p.m. - meeting for the Fourth District will be held at the Fourth District station, located at 2405 Sanctuary Drive.
Anyone with questions regarding the Consent Decree can visit the Consent Decree page on the NOPD website at https://www.nola.gov/nopd/nopd-consent-decree/, or call the NOPD Compliance Bureau at 504-658-5080.