NOPD Accused Of Mishandling Sex Abuse Cases For Years
New Orleans PD handled 1,290 sexual abuse calls over three years. The majority of those were filed as "miscellaneous" and no reports were written.By Matt Moreno | November 13, 2014
The New Orleans police department is under heavy scrutiny after a new report found multiple detectives never looked into several cases of reported assault — many cases in which DNA evidence was mishandled.
The report comes from the city's inspector general and calls out at least five detectives investigating abuse crimes for failing to do their job properly. WGNO and WVUE highlight two of the many cases.
VIA WGNO: "In one case, a 2-year-old was brought to the hospital with a sexually transmitted disease, yet the case was closed. The detective, citing the 2-year-old, didn't disclose information that would warrant a criminal investigation."