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Cost dispute over police consent decree monitor contract


New Orleans, La. - We have a better idea about what's holding up the New Orleans Police Department Consent Decree monitor contract.

Documents filed Monday in federal court detail what the city, the monitor and the Department of Justice don't agree on.

They're at odds over how much the four year contract will cost to oversee sweeping reforms to the police department.

The monitor, Shephard Mullin law firm and the Department of Justice agree the contract could cost up to 8-point-65 million dollars.

The city wants to cap the total cost at 7-point-2 million.

There's also disagreement on handling disputes, audits and how much the city will pay for monitors' meals.

Judge Susie Morgan has called all parties into court Tuesday afternoon to try to iron out the differences.

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