OIG to look into questions raised about the NOPD's efficiency and personnel needs
New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux says his office plans to conduct "an evaluation, not an investigation" of the New Orleans Police Department as it looks into questions raised about the NOPD's efficiency and personnel needs.
"We are going to document all of that in terms of what's done presently, and then we're gonna look at the distribution of workload and see if we can come up with recommendations to help the police department do more with what they have," Quatrevaux said in an interview with 99.5FM Tuesday.
Following the recent shooting of a NOPD officer, police organizations have been raising questions about the wisdom of dispatching one-person police units on "Code 2" calls, or "hot" calls.
Quatrevaux hopes his office's evaluation will answer the questions that have been raised.
"When we get through with all our work in the NOPD, I think we'll be able to inform decision makers of the facts involved," Quatrevaux said.
They hope to start the evaluation before the summer, but it may not start until the summer and it's expected to take six to nine months, he said.