Just last week a major tenet of OPP Reform was instituted by NOPD as ordered by the Mayor. The NOPD made huge strides with this key behavior shift- issuing summons instead of arresting New Orleans citizens for small amounts of marijuana and some pseudo marijuana. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is doing a great job pushing this sea change policy shift through. Chief Serpas is to be lauded also for his welcomed decision to back this policy.

How does finance (finance is the main underlying factor) work itself into this move forward featuring NOPD? Numerous city departments are in for big work changes when this problem is figured into the final solutions.

This decision helps thousands of NOLA citizens, families, and businesses who won’t be impacted due to arrests for paraphernalia or small amounts of pot.  Much more to follow on this shortly concerning the definition of this all important rule and its wide ranging, department wide implications.


~ by neworleansmusicman on December 21, 2010.

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