New Orleans Police Chief Shaun Ferguson says there was a lack of planning and tactical decision-making that unfolded on the Crescent City Connection back in June when police deployed tear gas and rubber balls into a crowd of protesters.
With an increase of COVID cases spreading across the state, there’s more anticipation than ever about the availability of a vaccine. Ochsner Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Hart believes the approval for a vaccine could happen soon.
Gregory Rusovich with the New Orleans Crime Coalition says 81 percent of people say they feel safe in their neighborhood. Still, he says one of the biggest areas of improvement is the NOPD’s ability to solve violent crime.
Chief Shaun Ferguson says it’s time for swift action as the violent crime across New Orleans continues to rise. Homicides in the city right now are up year to date 60 percent. Non-fatal shootings are up 40 percent.