Police Department In Murder Capital New Orleans Forced To Hire Rejects

Eve Silverbach sets up her 'Concealed Carry Purses' booth and shows how the gun fits in the bag on February 16, 2018 during preparations for the February 17-18 South Florida Gun Show at the Dade County Youth Fairgrounds Fairgrounds in Miami, Florida. - The gun show starts three days after a mass shooting 30 miles away at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Vendors said they were expecting a big turnout and sales, and because of the shooting there will be a panic regarding gun restrictions and new laws that could be put in place. Vendor Domingo Martin said he brought his entire stock of of 42 AR-15's, adding that he is not the only one selling the unit at the weekend show. (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by Michele Eve Sandberg has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [Dade County Youth Fairgrounds] instead of [South Florida Fairgrounds]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.        (Photo credit should read MICHELE EVE SANDBERG/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Police in New Orleans are resorting to hiring civilians to do detective work and administrative duties – just after the city became the murder capital of the US
  • New Orleans Police Department suffered a staggering exodus amid the crime wave, with 150 officers quitting over the last year 
  • The new plan aims to get officers back on patrols, and leaves civilians to answer calls and collect evidence when needed

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