Feds Fault N.O. Police For Unconstitutional Conduct
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a scathing report, the Justice Department says there is evidence that New Orleans police officers have often used deadly force without justification, have a pattern of making unconstitutional arrests and have engaged in racial profiling.
The report released Thursday says the police department has long failed to adequately protect New Orleans residents. And it cites numerous reasons, including inadequate supervision and ineffective methods of taking and investigating complaints.