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HANO officer found shot to death Sunday morning in Central City; neighbors say unlit block was a tragedy waiting to happen

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- NOPD investigators study the scene where a Housing Authority of New Orleans police officer was killed in his vehicle, left, at Freret and Erato Streets in Central City in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

A 45-year-old Housing Authority of New Orleans police officer was shot to death Sunday morning in his marked squad car near Erato and Freret streets, in a section of the Guste Homes public housing complex that’s still under construction. The officer’s name was withheld pending notification of family. New Orleans Police Department officers responding… Continue reading →

Woman robbed blocks from Jesuit High School

. A 47-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning three blocks away from Jesuit High School, according to a New Orleans Police Department release. The woman said she was approached by an armed male on the 4000 block of Banks Street around 8 a.m., according to the release. The man demanded her property and… Continue reading →

Foster mother booked in beating death of 2-year-old girl

Trenique Faciane

A 40-year-old Lacombe woman was arrested Friday after authorities said she beat to death a 2-year-old foster child who had been placed in her care. Trenique Faciane, 40, was booked on a count of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after she told detectives she used a hairbrush to beat the little girl, who was two months… Continue reading →

Overnight shootings in Central City occur less than a mile apart, send 2 men to hospital

. Two overnight shootings in Central City that happened within a mile of each other sent two men to the hospital. According to New Orleans police, the first shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of South Claiborne and Jackson avenues. The victim and the suspect got into a fight, and the suspect --… Continue reading →

Judge chides New Orleans Police Department for slow progress on supervision reform: ‘It’s time for us to pick up the pace’

The federal judge overseeing a court-ordered reform plan for the New Orleans Police Department said Thursday that progress toward one of its most basic goals — improving how the department supervises its officers — has been too slow. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan chided the NOPD during a hearing in federal court on Thursday, the latest… Continue reading →

Man pleads guilty to trafficking teenage girls

A 52-year-old New Orleans man pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of human trafficking and accepted a 20-year prison sentence in a case involving two teenage girls forced into prostitution. David “Midas” Lee faced a possible life prison term on two counts of trafficking children and a firearms count if convicted in a trial that was scheduled… Continue reading →

Central City murder suspect sought by NOPD

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for a suspect in the May 2 murder of man in Central City. Police believe Ronald “Slim” Greenup, 49, killed 36-year-old Elliot Veal at around 7:10 a.m. in the 1900 block of Sixth Street. Veal was shot in the head and found in the middle of the street. He died… Continue reading →

Former Tammany DA Walter Reed asks federal prosecutors to provide specifics, citing vagueness of charges against him

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Former St. Tammany/Washington parish District Attorney Walter Reed leaves federal court in New Orleans after being arraigned on an 18 count indictment Monday, May 4, 2015.

Continuing to assert that the prosecution’s case is weak and vague, lawyers for Walter and Steven Reed are asking for more details about the federal government’s corruption case against their clients than were provided in last month’s 18-count indictment of the former longtime district attorney of St. Tammany and Washington parishes and his 42-year-old son.… Continue reading →

Attorneys for Terry Speaks claim state has no physical evidence that the 2012 murder of Bourbon Street dancer took place in Louisiana

Photo provided by the Kenner Police Department -- Terry Speaks

Attorneys for Terry Speaks are seeking to have the murder indictment against him thrown out, arguing that the state has no physical evidence that the 2012 murder and dismemberment of Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart took place in Jefferson Parish. Judge Stephen Grefer, of the 24th Judicial District Court, could rule on the matter next week.… Continue reading →

Man robbed, stabbed on Bourbon Street early Thursday morning one of at least four armed robberies in New Orleans overnight

At least four armed robberies took place Wednesday night through Thursday morning in New Orleans, according to a New Orleans Police Department press release. Around 1:20 a.m. two unknown males approached a male in the 400 block of Bourbon Street in the French Quarter and demanded his wallet. The victim complied and then one of the perpetrators… Continue reading →

Woman suspected her cousin was the killer, she tells jury in trial for 2013 Terrytown murder

Antoine Johnson

Latara Walker sat in the witness chair in a Gretna courtroom Wednesday afternoon, carefully avoiding eye contact with her cousin, Antoine Johnson, as she described the night she arrived at a Terrytown apartment complex two years ago to find her best friend, Aaron Roby, had been shot 13 times and killed. Walker, a witness for the… Continue reading →

Grandmother jumps to cover baby after New Orleans police fire at unarmed man; 2013 video shows threat to bystanders

The baby thought it was all just a game. But for the grandmother shielding the child from gunfire, the day in August 2013 when a police chase swept past her block was a frightening illustration of the dangers posed by cops who are too quick to pull the trigger. Officer Isaiah Shannon’s single shot at what… Continue reading →

Armed robbery hits Tulane Tuesday night, another strikes Marigny

Multiple people were robbed at gunpoint overnight in New Orleans, according to a New Orleans Police Department press release. A pair of male victims were walking in the aera of 2200 Decatur Street in Marigny when two males armed with a gun demanded their property. The victims complied and the perpetrators fled. Another armed robbery took… Continue reading →