NOPD Consent Decree
Pursuant to an order issued by Judge Susie Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on February 18, 2013, the City is participating in deliberations to select a monitor for the NOPD Consent Decree. The City is participating in these deliberations reserving its arguments and rights set forth in a Motion to Stay and Motion to Vacate filed by the City.
On March 6, 2013, Judge Morgan also entered an order setting forth the process for selecting a consent decree monitor. In accordance with the Court’s March 6, 2013 order, the City and the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) held a selection committee meeting, which was open to the public, to discuss the twelve proposals received in response to the Request for Proposals approved by the Court for selection of the Consent Decree monitor. The Court’s orders can be found here.
Consent Decree Monitor Selection
After discussing the twelve proposals and hearing public comment, the City and the DOJ selected five candidates to be interviewed for Consent Decree monitor: the Bromwich Group; Elite Performance Assessment Consultants, L.L.C.; Hillard Heintze; OIR Group; and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, L.L.P.
The remaining public meetings will be held at the Bienville Club Lounge at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on the following dates:
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 9:00 am
Anyone interested in attending the selection meetings must enter through the Gate A entrance on the ground floor of the Superdome.
After discussing the five remaining proposals and hearing public comment at the April 3rd selection meeting, the City and U.S. Department of Justice announced that the firms Hillard Heintze of Chicago and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton of Washington, D.C., are the two finalists for the consent decree monitor.
NOPD Consent Decree Documents
Click on links below to view a sampling of press releases from the Mayor's Office of Communications regarding the New Orleans Police Department Consent Decree.