Police Assoc: NOPD bungled missing teacher case

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It’s been 3 months since Terrilyn Monette vanished. Is it possible the New Orleans Police Department let the case slip through the cracks?

The Police Association of New Orleans says the investigation stalled because of mismanagement within the NOPD.

Apparently, the only detective with the skills necessary to investigate crucial evidence in the case was reassigned. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says Detective Dan Plustache is under disciplinary investigations for failing to perform. But PANO says the detective has a pristine record who scored a 4.5 out of 5 on his last evaluation.