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Press Releases

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


NOPD staffing disputed
May 28, 2014
www.theneworleansadvocate.com
"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
www.nola.com
"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
www.nola.com
"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
www.nola.com
"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
www.nola.com
"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
www.nola.com
"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
www.nola.com
"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
www.nola.com
"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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