Criminal Justice

NOPD not a few bad apples but a ‘bad orchard,’ community...

NEW ORLEANS — Leaders from the Community United for Change called on U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan on Wednesday to keep the  New Orleans...
La. Supreme Court redistricting bill fails in House

Judges forcing in-court appearances are violating the law, disability-rights activists say

Concerned about evictions that are already taking place and fearing an overwhelming wave of evictions on the horizon, a collection of civil rights attorneys,...

House Democrats and 3 Republicans pass George Floyd Justice in Policing...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a sweeping police reform package Thursday night in response to massive civil unrest over police brutality. The package cleared...

Local public defenders budget reduced in Louisiana Senate proposal

Update: The Louisiana Senate reversed its initial reduction to local public defender offices when it approved the budget Friday afternoon. It moved back to the...

Louisiana Lawmakers support police study – as long as it doesn’t...

The Louisiana Legislature overwhelmingly supports the study of policing tactics. Lawmakers appear likely to set up a new task force to examine law enforcement...

Rep. Richmond slams Senate GOP’s ‘watered-down’ police reform bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond — a leading voice on Capitol Hill for a major legislative overhaul that would address police brutality against...

Coronavirus complicates Louisiana’s use of prison labor

As COVID-19 spread across Louisiana, the state’s prison system shut down educational programs, stopped in-person visits from family, eliminated face-to-face religious services and suspended...

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