Nearly 20 percent of staff leaving as state agency takes over unified operation.
Texas is way ahead of Louisiana on justice reform, and its crime rates have dropped as prison populations shrink.
Personal stories of redemption behind bars can help America redeem itself from failed prison policies.
A state report released this week said some deputies have been getting the extra pay illegally.
Employees got supplements meant for law enforcement personnel even if their jobs involved little, if any, law enforcement.
Teens join governor on Capitol steps in fight to pass 'Raise the Age' bill.
Neighborhood bedeviled by Criminal Court's revolving door.
New documents submitted by Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman provide job descriptions for his entire staff. The Lens checked that against a list of employees he said were entitled to special pay reserved for law-enforcement personnel and found 48 questionable instances. The sheriff said we just don't understand the law.
The City Council still has to decide the matter, which will end separate dispatch for fire, police and EMS.
But Gusman says under federal exemption for law-enforcement officers, many may not be eligible.