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NOPD-FBI Task Force Takes Over Harris Shooting Investigation


A joint task force comprised of the NOPD Public Integrity Bureau (PIB) and the FBI New Orleans assumed full responsibility for investigating the fatal February 8th shooting of 22-year-old Eric Harris according to the NOPD. The announcement comes after a week filled with protests and questions over jurisdiction. 


Bank Job in the CBD


During Hollywood South’s boom years, the CBD’s banks served as sets for a few bank robbery movies like “American Heist.” On Monday (1.04), a bank in the area was the scene of a real life heist.


Person of Interest Named In Uptown Restaurant Robberies


It looks like detectives finally caught a hot lead in the string of recent restaurant robberies shaking Uptown New Orleans. The joint NOPD/FBI Task Force investigating the stickups named 21-year-old Dwayne “Butter” Winns as a “person of interest” in the case.


West Bank Bank Heist


During the golden era of Hollywood South, New Orleans was the setting for several bank heist movies. However, on Friday (7.31), First Bank and Trust (550 General DeGaulle Drive) on the West Bank was the scene of a real life bank robbery. According to authorities, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) quickly cracked the caper and apprehended a suspect.


FBI Searches For Abused Girl


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to rescue a young victim of sexual abuse and child pornography. The only lead in the case a man known only as John Doe 29.


OIG Audit Says NOPD 'Misclassified' Robberies


The Office of the Inspector General slammed the NOPD for misclassifying robberies. A new audit of the Department released by IG Ed Quatrevaux criticizes internal policies and procedures related to crime reporting as well as information provided to the federal government. Perhaps the most striking statistic is the allegation that the NOPD “misclassified" 37% of cases tested to a miscellaneous offense rather than a robbery.


Four-Time Bank Robber Pleads Guilty


An accused bank robber pleaded guilty Wednesday to four heists in the CBD and Gentilly, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office announced. Dwayne Hupp, 51, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., came to New Orleans to pull off the jobs in August and September of 2013.


Second Suspect Arrested in Memorial Day Murder


FBI agents arrested the second suspect in a Lower 9th Ward murder that happened on Memorial Day, according to a news release. Jeremiah Washington, 28, turned himself in on Tuesday (7-22) morning.


Armored Truck Robbed Uptown


A brazen robber held up an armored truck Uptown Monday morning, according to a news released from the FBI. About 8:40 a.m., the Dunbar truck and guards were stopped at a business in the 200 block of Broadway St., near Leake Ave., when an armed man approached.


FBI Arrests Lower 9 Murder Suspect


FBI agents arrested a New Orleans murder suspect late Thursday. Christopher M. Dixon, 28, was one of two suspects wanted in connection with a Lower 9th Ward murder that happened on the afternoon of Memorial Day.


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