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The family and attorneys of Modesto Reyes want answers from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) after his death in May.

They held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce the results of an independent autopsy.

Advocates for police reform held a public meeting tonight in front of Jackson Square to articulate their demands ahead of Thursday’s New Orleans City Council meeting.

 

As cities across the nation grapple with their response to mass uprisings following the police killing of George Floyd, advocates and organizers in New Orleans continue to take to the streets this week to demand policy reform.

The New Orleans Police Department released edited video from officer body cameras of the events on the Crescent City Connection last week during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Superintendent Shaun Ferguson again defended the use of tear gas and rubber pellets to use to disperse protesters on the bridge, calling them “less than lethal tools.” 

Councilman Jason Williams wants the New Orleans Police Department to answer to a citizens' advisory committee.

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With Tropical Storm Cristobal in the rearview, Gov. John Bel Edwards spent most of his Monday press conference discussing the state’s ongoing fight against COVID-19 and widespread protests against police violence following the death of George Floyd.

On the eighth consecutive day of protests in New Orleans in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, thousands of people filled Decatur Street and the blocks around Jackson Square.

A day after protesters squared off with the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) on the Crescent City Connection, an incident that ended with officers tear-gassing them, demonstrators held a peaceful protest Thursday night without incident.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said police made every effort to avoid conflict with protestors who were attempting to cross the Crescent City Connection on Wednesday night. At a Thursday press conference, he showed reporters two videos that he said prove that officers deployed tear gas as a last resort.

New Orleans police launched tear gas on a crowd of protesters near the top of the Crescent City Connection late Wednesday night.

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