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CNN Special Beyond the Call of Duty Features Two NOPD Officers

by Ambria R. Washington

March 3, 2017

Categories: Community, On Duty

Topics: Community Policing, Fifth District, Fourth District, Partnerships

CNN Special Beyond the Call of Duty Features Two NOPD Officers

Fourth District officer James Caire and Fifth District Sgt. Gregory Johnson were featured on CNN’s special segment Beyond the Call of Duty today for their work as NOPD officers and volunteers at McDonough 35 High School. 

Click here to WATCH and read the full article on CNN

NOPD Arrests 373, Takes 39 Guns off the Streets During Mardi Gras 2017

by Ambria R. Washington

March 2, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Eighth District, Good Police Work

NOPD Arrests 373, Takes 39 Guns off the Streets During Mardi Gras 2017

 The NOPD made a total of 373 arrests citywide and confiscated 39 guns over the past 12 days of Mardi Gras.

Update on Drunk Driving Crash at Endymion Parade

by Ambria R. Washington

March 1, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Second District

Update on Drunk Driving Crash at Endymion Parade

UPDATE: The NOPD's Traffic Fatality Team charged the driver, Neilson Rizzuto, with 22 new charges, 10 counts of first degree vehicular negligent injuring and 12 counts of vehicular negligent injuring.

 

Suspect Arrested for Shooting Victim During Armed Robbery

by Ambria R. Washington

February 27, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Armed Robbery, Assault/Battery, Fourth District

Suspect Arrested for Shooting Victim During Armed Robbery

NOPD Fourth District officers have arrested Marcell Dwayne Ledet (DOB: 04/05/1986) after he shot a victim he was trying to rob.

NOPD Investigates Crash that Injured at Least 28 Parade Goers

by Ambria R. Washington

February 26, 2017

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Second District

NOPD Investigates Crash that Injured at Least 28 Parade Goers

UPDATE: The NOPD has arrested Neilson Rizzuto (DOB: 12/26/1991) after he plowed into a crowd of people including an NOPD officer Saturday evening. Rizzuto will be booked with the following charges:

 R.S. 14:39.2 relative to First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring 
 R.S. 14:39.2 relative to First Degree Vehicular Negligent Injuring 
 R.S. 14:100 relative to Hit and Run Driving
 R.S. 14:99 relative to Reckless Operation     
 
 
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