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Gretna Police Officer Injured In Tuesday Shooting

Sep 10, 2014

A Gretna police officer is recovering from injuries sustained in a shooting during an apparent drug deal that a task force was trying to thwart.

Two suspects were also shot.

Gretna Deputy Police Chief Anthony Christiana tells WWL-TV that members of a West Bank task force were trying to intercept an alleged heroin deal at a strip mall around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Christiana says an officer was shot in the arm and abdomen. Christiana credits a military-style armored vest with aiding the officer from more serious injury.

New Orleans is beginning another round of recruiting police officers. Officials are hoping the efforts will bring the ranks up from under 1,200 to 1,600.

Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas and Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the next recruitment drive will be aimed at military veterans and faith-based groups.

Serpas says the department has the funding and will search nationwide for new recruits.

Sheriff's detectives have charged two men with shooting out windows of at least 166 vehicles in Jefferson Parish.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says detectives on Tuesday arrested 19-year-old Christopher Flanagan and 20-year-old Dacotah Hamilton, both of Marrero, charging them with 42 counts of misdemeanor and felony criminal damage.

It's not clear if either man has a lawyer.

New Orleans police have apprehended a man suspected of killing an officer.
Janet Wilson / WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, department spokesman Garry Flot said in a press release.

The checkpoint will begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and will last until approximately 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation with them, including proof of insurance and a driver's license.

NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Armani Nicole Davenport, an entertainer described by police as a "person of interest" in an investigation into the negligent injuring of another person, and the practice of medicine without a license.

Police also say Davenport is said to administer "silicone" injections to clients as she travels throughout the southern United States on the gay pageant circuit.

Pageants the NOPD says Devenport has participated in include:

New Orleans police have apprehended a man suspected of killing an officer.
Janet Wilson / WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Thursday night, the department announced in a press release this afternoon.

The department's traffic division will conduct the checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the city beginning at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2013. The checkpoint will conclude at about 5:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Drivers are advised to have proper documentation on them, including proof of insurance and a valid driver's license. Police say motorists should experience only minimal delays.

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who became a nationally known figure as he led his department's response to last April's bombings at the Boston Marathon, announced Monday that he's stepping down after seven years in the job.

"It's time for me to try other things," the 57-year-old Davis told reporters. Among the first opportunities he said he may take advantage of is a fellowship at Harvard.

New Orleans police have apprehended a man suspected of killing an officer.
Janet Wilson / WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department's Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, the department announced in a press release.

The checkpoint, which will be held at an as-yet undisclosed location, will begin at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and continue until about 5 a.m. the next morning. Motorists are advised to have proper documentation available if requested by police, such as proof of insurance and a driver's license.

The NOPD says motorists passing through the checkpoint should only experience minimal delays.

A federal judge in New Orleans has overturned convictions of five city police officers charged in the shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina. The ruling is based on prosecution misconduct.

New Orleans police have apprehended a man suspected of killing an officer.
Janet Wilson / WWNO

The New Orleans Police Department has announced they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint the night of Thursday, Sept. 5, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning.

The location of the NOPD Traffic Division's sobriety checkpoint was not disclosed in the press released issued by the department; the NOPD is required by the Louisiana Supreme Court to make a public announcement when they will be conducting a checkpoint, but are not required to tell the public where it will be beforehand.

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