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Little brother was targeted in 2012 retaliation killing, prosecutors say

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By Helen Freund, | 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, | 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, | 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, | 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, | 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, | 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 […]

NOPD implements new policy restricting officers with tattoos to be shown

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Stefani Camille Staff Writer October 02, 2013 New Orleans police currently aren’t allowed to have tattoos that could be considered offensive. Now, under the new policy, officers with any tattoos on their arms would have to wear long-sleeved shirts, and those with neck tattoos would have to cover them with makeup. The new policy […]

Ex-Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office official sentenced in kickback scheme

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By Juliet Linderblock / The Times -Picayune September 11, 2013 at 10:07 AM, updated September 11, 2013 at 10:51 AM   A former Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office official who pleaded guily to conspiracy to commit bribery charges for accepting kickbacks in exchange for rigging several contracting bids was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday morning […]

Orleans Parish Prison inmate photo posted to Facebook raises questions about contraband efforts

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By Naomi Martin, | The Times-Picayune August 23, 2013 at 7:23 PM, updated August 23, 2013 at 7:27 PM A photo posted to Facebook this month could raise new questions about whether Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s efforts to improve security at the city’s jail are working. Gusman has said he has been clamping […]