The requirement was supposed to open up lucrative details to all NOPD officers, not just a favored few, and to prevent overly cozy relationships between customers and officers.

Councilwoman Susan Guidry, who authored the council resolution asking for an amendment to the agreement, said the mandate, “while perhaps rooted in good intentions,” is unnecessary and possibly dangerous.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...