Council member says current policy "confusing;" chief unable to detail draft of rewrite.
Gusman says city money falls short; city wants to void prison healthcare contract.
Death-penalty opponents say a committee created by the Legislature never met publicly.
Amid nationwide controversy surrounding lethal injection, Louisiana officials are recommending a new way to execute the condemned: death by nitrogen. And the head of the state prison system also wants legislators to reconsider an execution-secrecy bill that was introduced but dropped during last year’s legislative session.
Public event will be first of four designed to look at different aspects of the federal agreement.
Investigative journalists are doing great work around here — a good thing, given the persistence of political sleaze.
The department has submitted a policy change to federal overseers, but the decision is languishing.
In 2000, someone shot a young man in a Slidell club. Investigators quickly zeroed in on McKinley Phipps Jr., a rising star in New Orleans’ rap scene. He was convicted of manslaughter. But witnesses have raised questions about the key eyewitness, and one woman says she was coerced into pointing the finger at Phipps.
The state didn't say why it sought the delay. A scheduling conference is now set for two weeks after the 2015 legislative session ends.
George was found shot to death on Piety Street on Oct. 21. News reports picked up on his membership in Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, and subsequent reports say he may have been involved in an armed robbery. Are these the facts that really matter?