NOPD Superintedent Serpas Outlines Plan to Restructure the Department

Posted on Aug 23, 2010 in Local Issues, NOPD

NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas outlined a 65-point plan to restructure and reform the practices of his department at a press conference held this morning.

Photo Courtesy of NewOrleans.com

Serpas announced that the NOPD has already undertaken various departmental restructuring initiatives and that it will be instituting new rules and initiatives to take effect in the near future. Among these are rules that would make lying or issuing false statements within the department cause for dismissal.

Falsifying or modifying police reports with the intent to deceive would also be grounds for firing officers.

This announcement comes as part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s campaign to reform aspects of local government and law enforcement that have become notorious for corruption and abuse of power. In theory, these new initiatives should help reinforce the rights of arrested citizens to due process and fair trials.

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