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NOPD Releases Surveillance Footage of French Quarter Rape Suspect


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Special Victims division released a surveillance video of an unknown male suspect in connection with a sexual assault in the French Quarter. As NoDef previously reported, the incident occurred during the early morning hours of April 16 on the 1400 block of Chartres Street. 


HBO Documentary Shines a Light on the Nation’s Troubling Trend of Untested Rape Kits


On Law and Order: SVU, detective Olivia Benson (played by Mariska Hargitay) is a member of an elite squad who has helped victims of sexual assault get justice from their attackers for nearly two decades. In the upcoming HBO documentary I Am Evidence, Hargitay explores the real life fight for police to examine the hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits across the country. The documentary's focus is especially relevant as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States — and draws renewed attention to the state of affairs in Louisiana. 


Overnight Crime Report: Two Robberies, Two Shootings, Car Jacking, Rape, Two Unclassified Deaths


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to eight crimes around New Orleans on Friday (3.10). The Major Offense Log (MOL) recorded a car jacking, a sexual assault, two robberies, two shootings, and two unclassified deaths. 


Overnight Crime Report: Two Robberies, One Homicide, Unclassified Death, Rape, Shooting


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) only had to respond to six incidents in the last 24 hours of Lundi Gras leading into Fat Tuesday’s festivities, according to the Major Offense Log (MOL). The MOL contained two incidents of theft, one shooting, one one homicide, one sexual assault, and one unclassified death.


Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Three Shootings, Mugging, Internet Date Gone Bad


An unclassified death, two rapes, three shootings, a mugging, and a internet date gone horribly wrong kept the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) busy in the last 24 hours according to the Major Offense Log (MOL).


Overnight Crime Report: Two Rapes, Home Invasion


The recent spate of shootings paused in the last 24 hours but the crime did not according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Two rapes and a home invasion were reported in the Major Offense Log (MOL).


Overnight Crime Report: 2 Rapes, 2 Shootings, Home Invasion


NOLA was plagued by two rapes, two shootings (one fatal), and a home invasion according to the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Monday (5.23) from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).


Rapes Reported in Bywater, CBD


The high rate of sex crimes reported over the past year continued on Friday (5.20) according to the Major Offense Log (MOL). The New Orleans Police Department logged two additional rapes yesterday.


Overnight Crime Report: Homicide, Unclassified Death, Two Rapes, Three Carjackings


Crime spiked back up on Thursday (5.19) according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The Major Offense Log (MOL) included a fatal shooting, two rapes, an unclassified death, and three carjackings.


Overnight Crime Report: Two Unclassified Deaths, Rape, Two Cuttings


In the last 24 hours, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) responded to two unclassified deaths, a rape, and two arguments that devolved into stabbings according to the Major Offense Log (MOL) for Thursday (5.12).


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Alexis Manrodt


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