"At any given moment, something can jump out," said Deb Cotton in an interview last year. Cotton has spent the last several years documenting second-lines and brass bands. How can New Orleans preserve those traditions and create a sense of safety for participants?
The manufacturer now forbids use of Nembutal in state executions, leading defense attorneys to question when Louisiana's stash was produced. The drug has a maximum shelf life of two to three years.
If the sides can't agree, a judge will award the contract, worth at least $7 million.
About 250 times a day, a New Orleans police officer calls the 911 center to check in for a "paid detail" assignment — a private security job paying up to $39 an hour. Meanwhile, some people calling 911 wait so long for an answer, they hang up before reaching anyone.
Cutbacks in public defenders office means defense lawyers often don't make it to hearings.
A committee meets at noon to choose between Hillard Heintze and SheppardMullin.
The feds have a favorite and so does Mayor Landrieu. Can they find common ground?
Gusman says he signed the consent decree after the city refused his 2013 request for an extra $15 million.
Deputy mayor and judge clash over whether the city was included in consent decree negotiations.
Jail security is a study in "total dysfunction," testified expert witness Manuel Romero.