Chief says NOPD's reforms working

By Brendan McCarthy

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley announced at a news conference Monday that departmental changes put in place following a consultant's comprehensive report are "beginning to show results."

Earlier this year, privately financed consultant Lee Brown conducted a six-month assessment of the department, which later became the blueprint for wholesale NOPD reform and a move toward "community policing," a law enforcement style that engages citizens and seeks to solve quality-of-life issues in conjunction with traditional crime-fighting.

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