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Inspector general finds problem with NOPD data collection


New Orleans, La. - A watchdog for the City of New Orleans finds a program that could improve NOPD operations and interaction with the community fails to live up to its potential.

The Office of Inspector General has completed a review of the force's Field Interview Program. It says the office was unable to conduct analysis of data coming out of the program because methods used to collect data and report them are flawed.

The Field Interview Program involves questioning and collecting personal identifying information from people when officers have "reasonable suspicion" that criminal activity is taking place. Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux says cards used to collect information were not complete.

The federal consent decree has already required the NOPD to revamp its field interview cards.

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