Wednesday, July 20, 2005

NOPD gets mo' bad than before

When I get back from my vacation, you kids better have this house scrubbed from top to bottom or no more sno-cones for the rest of the year...

The Times-Picayune (7/20/2005):

New Orleans Police Department Deputy Chief Warren Riley interrupted an 18-day seminar at Harvard University last week to fire off an urgent memo to his district captains telling them to curb violent crime or risk losing their command posts. ... Riley also ordered patrol officers to work an extra weekend shift every three months and increased the commanders' crime-strategy meetings from one to three times a week.

Measures that have been used in the past, such as allowing officers to work big chunks of overtime, are no longer feasible because of the tight squeeze on the city budget and the evaporation of federal grant money.


At 7/21/2005 12:39:00 AM, Blogger Rob said...

This is reminding me all too much of the last season of The Wire.

At 7/21/2005 04:35:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

The Wire? The magazine?


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