06/27/2006

NOPD triples weekend arrest tally

By Trymaine Lee, Staff writer
Times-Picayune
Copyright 2006 The Times-Picayune Publishing Company 

With the National Guard patrolling more deserted parts of the city, New Orleans police arrested 34 suspected felons during the weekend, nearly triple the usual tally, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Warren Riley said Monday.

But Mayor Ray Nagin acknowledged an unsuspected hitch in implementing another part of the crackdown on crime, the juvenile curfew: difficulty tracking down the parents of some young curfew violators in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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