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Police Association pushes for consent decree input

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New Orleans, La.- The Police Association of New Orleans wants a federal judge to reconsider whether the organization should be allowed into the ongoing New Orleans Police Department consent decree process.

The consent decree calls for widespread reforms to the NOPD and PANO was never part of the negotiations between the city, the department and the Justice Department.

Last August, Judge Susie Morgan denied their request to intervene.

Now, PANO is trying again claiming the judge's decision was before former assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone who helped negotiate the agreement, admitted he improperly posted comments online.

Some of the comments pointed to the slowness of the consent decree negotiation process and blasted both the police chief and the mayor.

PANO's new motion says the Perricone comments, his resignation and the shakeup that followed at the U.S. Attorney's office prove the federal government can't adequately represent police officers' interests.

A hearing is set for fFebruary 13th.

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