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Mailbag: NOPD Must Embrace Project NOLA

Crime is on the rise and so are the surveillance cameras that let locals stream videos of violence at the click of a mouse. Bryan Lagarde of Project NOLA, a crime camera advocacy group, says that if the police worked better with his organization crime might be on the decline. In an open letter to Superintendent Harrison Lagarde calls on the Department to embrace Project NOLA. read the letter after the jump.

Cam Can: Broadmoor Looking to Cut Crime Camera Costs for Residents

As the city's murder rate continues to climb, some in the Broadmoor area have begun fundraising  project to get cameras so the area can reduce its continuing violent crime issues. According to the The Broadmoor Improvement Association’s (BIA) crime watch committee, cameras are a great tool in battling New Orleans crime problem. For that reason, the committee is looking for ways to get cameras into neighborhoods, while mitigating the cost to private citizens.

Marigny Mugger Caught Attacking Woman on Camera (VIDEO)

A mugging in the Marigny Triangle was caught on tape, and now police are looking to ID the man who jumped out of a car and put a woman in a headlock on Burgundy Street early Friday morning. According to police, the woman and a friend were walking at about 1:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of Burgundy when a man attacked. He allegedly jumped out of a silver car, put the woman in a headlock and hit her several times in the face. The man demanded the pair's property, but then got back into the car, and didn't take any items. Watch the incident, via a ProjectNOLA crime camera:

Optical Delusion: Slidell Doc Slain After Bourbon Bash

by Ben de la Cour (Updated 10/18, 2:30 p.m.)

Police are investigating a homicide in the French Quarter after a 37-year old doctor was found lying unconscious on the 900 block of Dauphine St near the intersection with Dumaine early Sunday morning. Officers were called out around 4:30am to a “medical situation” where they found Dr. Brent Hachfeld, an optometrist from Slidell, lying unconscious on the sidewalk bleeding from the back of his head with additional lacerations to his face.

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