NEW ORLEANS— Just one week before he leaves the superintendent’s post, New Orlean Police Department Chief Shaun Ferguson sat down with WGNO’s LBJ for a wide-ranging interview.

Ferguson began his remarks by touting the 11% increase in homicide clearances since his term began in 2019. According to NOPD stats, the latest homicide clearance rate is 41.5%. That’s an increase of almost a third during Ferguson’s tenure.

Here are the latest crime figures provided by the NOPD:

Ferguson also spoke about his 24 year career on the NOPD, the at times strained relationship with local elected officials and how that affects recruiting, and a host of other topics:

Here is the full raw interview: