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First N.O.P.D. Consent Decree Meeting Yields Five Canditates

Upset citizens pushing for police reforms brought their concerns to the first of several public meetings to address the New Orleans Police Department’s federal consent decree.

The decree aims to resolve a number of alleged patterns and practices of unconstitutional conduct at the N.O.P.D.

The selection committee whittled a list of contractors who will monitor the N.O.P.D.’s compliance down to five.

The contract awarded to the monitor will cost the city of New Orleans close to ten million dollars.

At the next consent decree public meeting April 2nd the selection committee will invite the five candidates chosen on Thursday for a presentation.

All consent decree meetings are held at the Superdome’s Bienville Room.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.