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VIDEO: Inspector General/NOPD News Conference Nov. 12, 2014 - OIG Report on Documentation of Sex Crime Investigations by Five NOPD Special Victims Section Detectives

OIG Newsletter June 2015
OIG Newsletter January 2015

OIG Newsletter August 2014

Press Releases

August 12, 2015        Former New Orleans Traffic Court Accountant Sentenced to Federal Prison
August 5, 2015         City Failed to Implement Monitoring and Accountability System for Professional Service Contractors
July 29, 2015            Traffic Court Budgetary Oversight Should be Returned to New Orleans City Council
June 24, 2015           Broken System Means Few Consequences for New Orleans Drunk Drivers
June 17, 2015           OIG Recommends Significant Overhaul of Utilities Regulation in New Orleans
June 8, 2015             New Orleans Office of Inspector General Investigator Honored as Part of Nagin Prosecution Team
May 6, 2015              Better Police Performance Measurement/Data Management Recommended for City to Allocate Appropriate NOPD Resources
February 4, 2015       City Corrects Problems Noted in 2013 Payroll Liabilities Audit
January 21, 2015       Coroner’s Office Failed to Implement Results of Audit it Requested
January 14, 2015       Additional Improvement Needed in City Procurement
January 7, 2015         2014 Annual Report
December 15, 2014   OIG Press Release: Report of Administrative Investigation: Airport Service Manager, Ground Transportation
December 10, 2014   Performance Audit of the New Orleans Police Department Central Evidence & Property Section (CE&P)  
November 12, 2014   OIG Press Release: Police Lacked Documentation of Investigations In Sex Crime Cases
September 9, 2014    OIG Press Release: Audit Finds New Orleans Bureau of Revenue Disorganization Delayed Collection of Unpaid Sales Taxes
September 3, 2014    OIG Press Release: Strategic Plan for 2015-2018
August 27, 2014        OIG Press Release: New Orleans Police Misclassified Robbery Cases Reported to FBI
August 6, 2014          OIG Press Release: Audit Finds New Orleans Police Failed to Follow Policies to Monitor Overtime and Paid Details
July 2, 2014              OIG Press Release: Partial Progress made in City Payroll Controls
May 28, 2014            OIG Press Release: NOPD can address shortage of officers answering citizen calls through policy and priority changes
May 14, 2014            OIG Press Release: New Orleans Police Misclassify Forcible Rape Cases
May 7, 2014              OIG Press Release: NOPD Grants Audited
April 25, 2014           OIG Public Letter Release: HB 430
April 23, 2014           OIG Press Release: Aviation Board Contracts Corrected
April 9, 2014             OIG Press Release: City Improves Management of Employee Life Insurance Benefits, but Continues to Make Errors
April 2, 2014             OIG Press Release: City Overpays for Electronic Monitoring Program
February 18, 2014     OIG Press Release: Firefighters Pension Board Policy Ignored

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Articles & Videos

  Poor budget monitoring led S&WB to give workers $4.5 million in unauthorized pay, IG says
August 19, 2015

  New Orleans Traffic Court needs someone else watching over the budget: Editoral
August 19, 2015
  New Orleans IG rips S&WB for overspent overtime
August 19, 2015
  City officials, contractors have failed to file required reports on contractors' performance, Orleans IG's Office says
August 5, 2015
  New Orleans public contracting changes went unenforced for years, Inspector General says
August 5, 2015
  Inspector General: Give City Council budgetary control over New Orleans Traffic Court
July 29, 2015
  Caught on camera: OIG says parking officers are relaxing on the job
July 22, 2015
  New Orleans parking officers loitered in businesses, retaliated after complaints, Inspector General finds
July 22, 2015
  New Orleans parking officers found lounging on duty, giving retaliatory tickets 
July 22, 2015
  New Orleans' DWI case management a "wholesale failure," Inspector General finds
June 24, 2015
  'Broken system' means few consequences for New Orleans drunk drivers, report says
June 24, 2015
  Inspector General's Office says New Orleans City Council should rely less on outside consultants to regulate Entergy
June 17, 2015
  8 ways the Inspector General says New Orleans can improve utility oversight
June 17, 2015
  New Orleans Police Department finds "serious neglect of duty issues" in review of sex crimes investigations
June 3, 2015
  New Traffic Court refrain on plea deals: "Take your lick, or go to trail"
May 25, 2015
  New Orleans Advocate reports OIG and federal police consent decree monitor collaborating to measure NOPD crime statistic reporting accuracy
January 28, 2015
Philadelphia, PA school district turns over corruption, waste, and fraud investigations to City Inspector General
January 25, 2015
Second City tow truck driver arrested for bribery after citizen complaint; OIG investigation
January 13, 2015
N.O Electronic monitoring program maligned in report, faces uncertain future
December 7, 2014
Electronic-monitoring needs complete overhaul to work in New Orleans: Editorial
December 5, 2014
Flaws in New Orleans ankle-monitoring program concern Newcomb Boulevard carjacking victim 
December 3, 2014
Ankle monitoring program’s future uncertain, Mayor Mitch Landrieu says
December 3, 2014
Orleans sheriff’s office mismanaged ankle monitor program, inspector general finds 
December 3, 2014
How Mitch Landrieu will be measured: Clancy DuBos says it’s NOPD reform, not disaster recovery, that will make or break the mayor’s legacy 
December 1, 2014
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu introduces ‘reorganized’ NOPD sex-crimes unit, promises reform 
December 3, 2014
Texas woman lobs new allegations in wake of report on NOPD sex crime detectives
November 24, 2014
Focus in NOPD sex crimes scandal turns to supervision
November 24, 2014
Mitch Landrieu on NOPD sex-crimes scandal: “It’s an institutional problem”
November 14, 2014
NOPD detectives singled out in scathing IG report taken off patrol duty
November 14, 2015
IG report slams work of 5 NOPD sex-crimes detectives
November 13, 2014
5 NOPD officers reassigned after damaging IG report
November 13, 2014
New Orleans police ignored hundreds of reported sex crimes, report says
November 13, 2014
New Orleans Police routinely ignored sex crimes, report finds
November 12, 2014
IGs on the Case

August 11, 2014
NOPD staffing disputed
May 28, 2014
"As the New Orleans Police Department scrambles to hire hundreds of new officers, seeking to stem years of attrition to its depleted ranks..."
  NOPD needs more street cops to meet emergency demands, IG finds
May 28, 2014
"There are not enough New Orleans police officers responding to emergencies, leading to long wait times for citizens who call 911..."
  NOPD misclassified many rape cases, Inspector General audit says  
May 14, 2014
"The New Orleans Police Department has an "instutional problem" classifying rapes, contributing to sexual assault statistics that are far below the norm for cities of similar size and crime rates..."
Rape reports chart
  NOPD underbilled state grant to fight drunk driving, IG finds
May 7, 2014
"Worried about drunk drivers and speeders crashing and killing people, the Louisiana Highway and Safety Commission gave the New Orleans Police Department $288,414 in 2011 to help deal with the problem"
  Bill would create 'veil of secrecy' over Louisiana law enforcement, New Orleans officials says
April 28, 2014
"A bill to block public access to public documents that identify law enforcement employees would create a "veil of secrecy" over police in Louisiana..."
City's Management of life insurance benefit gets mixed reviews from New Orleans Inspector General
April 9, 2014
"The City of New Orleans has made major strides toward improving the management of its group life insurance plan, but it continues to err when it comes to determining which employees are eligible for the benefit..."
  Orleans sheriff overcharged city for ankle monitoring program, inspector general finds
April 2, 2014
"Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman overcharged the city for an ankle-monitoring program for criminal defendants and Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration did not catch the errors..."
  New Orleans Firefighters' Pension Fund hit for lack of credit card controls in OIG report
February 18, 2014
"The New Orleans Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund gave its board members unlimited access to credit cards and failed to require proof of expense reimbursements totaling tens of thousands of dollars..."

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