BGR Breakfast Briefing - Future of Policing in New Orleans

NOPD superintendent discusses future policing efforts in New Orleans

By WDSU Digital Team

Source: WDSU

September 30, 2020

The New Orleans Police Department superintendent spoke on the future of policing in the city Wednesday morning.

Superintendent Shaun Ferguson took questions from Kenneth Polite, the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

The two talked about many topics during their hourlong discussion.

One of the main topics centered around community policing and building trust.

Ferguson said he thinks the NOPD is in a great position.

“It starts with what the foundation is within our department, which is transparency,” said Ferguson. “We’re more open when it comes to our body-worn cameras footage. We are releasing video, and new policy that we implemented ourselves voluntarily.”

The Bureau of Governmental Research hosted the virtual breakfast briefing.

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