Rapper C-Murder offers witnesses who say he didn’t kill teen

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By Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune July 21, 2015 at 1:54 PM, updated July 21, 2015 at 5:52 PM Two new witnesses who say they saw Corey “C-Murder” Miller at a Harvey nightclub during a fight that led to a fatal shooting say the rapper was not involved in the fracas, Miller’s attorney says. […]

What kind of police officer steals evidence?: Editorial

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By The Editorial Board, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune July 08, 2015 at 6:31 AM, updated July 08, 2015 at 10:43 AM A disturbing question hangs over the shooting death of New Orleans Police Officer Daryle Holloway: How did the suspect he was transporting to Central Lockup get his hands on the .40-caliber weapon that killed […]

Suspect arrested in murder of NOPD officer’s daughter

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By Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune July 05, 2015 at 7:59 AM, updated July 06, 2015 at 10:35 AM New Orleans police have arrested Will Reed, 20, for the murder of Milan Arriola, the daughter of New Orleans police officer Imani Ruffins and New Orleans Fire Department Capt. Roy Arriola Jr. Reed was booked […]

Little brother was targeted in 2012 retaliation killing, prosecutors say

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By Helen Freund, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune February 03, 2015 at 6:46 PM, updated February 04, 2015 at 12:32 PM Brandon Baker didn’t hang out with the wrong crowd. An outgoing student at Walter L. Cohen High School, the 19-year-old athlete and recipient of a football scholarship was facing a promising future, at odds with […]

Father and reputed patriarch of 110ers gang testifies against sons at trial

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By Helen Freund, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune January 22, 2015 at 7:16 PM, updated January 23, 2015 at 10:43 AM Antonio “Big Rico” Johnson, pausing frequently to wipe away tears, sat facing an Orleans Parish jury Thursday (Jan. 22) while telling them of how his son, stepson and two of their friends opened fire on […]

Los Angeles gang member sentenced to life in prison for heroin trafficking, death of witness

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By The Associated Press Posted: 10/17/14, 6:30 AM PDT NEW ORLEANS >> Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to heroin trafficking and the death of a federal witness. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said Quenshey Mitchell, 37, was sentenced Thursday. Mitchell […]

Cop who burned Henry Glover’s body to get new prison sentence Friday

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By Andy Grimm, NOLA.com | Times-Picayune on August 13, 2014 at 1:18 PM, updated August 14, 2014 at 1:21 PM Post-Katrina stress does not explain why New Orleans Police officer Gregory McRae set fire to the body of Henry Glover in the days after the storm, but an attempt to cover up Glover’s shooting by […]

NOPD Officer sentenced to 3 years for abusing minors

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BY Stef Camille WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER March 31, 2014 Desmond Pratt, 43, a former homicide detective was finally sentenced on Friday of sexually assaulting three young girls. The officer pleaded guilty to lesser charges and was not given the possible 20 years from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Franz Zibilich. Pratt pleaded guilty to two […]

Morgan City police chief dies after shooting himself in Biloxi

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By The Associated Press February 01, 2014 at 6:59 PM, updated February 01, 2014 at 7:06 PM NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Biloxi police say the police chief of Morgan City shot himself and died in a casino hotel, but it was not clear whether the shooting was suicide or an accident. Sgt. Chris De Back […]

Orleans Parish Prison whistleblower for sheriff?

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By Rebecca Alexander, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune December 10, 2013 at 10:27 AM Deputy Bryan Collins, who guarded inmates at Orleans Parish Prison for four years, resigned on Thursday (Dec. 5) as the threat of criminal prosecution looms over his bringing a cell phone into the jail and taking a picture of a bloody cell […]

Covington Mayor Mike Cooper says charges will be dropped against arrested referees

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By Jim Derry, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on October 17, 2013 at 4:56 PM, updated October 18, 2013 at 3:10 Covington Mayor Mike Cooper said, upon the request of himself and newly sworn-in Police Chief Tim Lentz, District Attorney Walter Reed has agreed to drop charges of public intimidation against two referees arrested last Friday […]

Eight years after post-Katrina police shootings, families say ‘we don’t have justice’

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By Juliet Linderman, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on October 04, 2013 at 7:31 PM, updated October 04, 2013 at 10:06 PM For weeks in the summer of 2011, Sherrel Johnson spent all day every day in a federal courtroom in New Orleans, weighted down in her seat by the gravity of the trial unfolding before […]