Efforts are underway to try to resolve issues behind closed doors, City Council Budget Committee chair says
For a second time this month, a New Orleans City Council committee was scheduled to discuss two ordinances aimed at reforming the NOPD's off-duty paid detail system - which police groups have come out against - and for a second time, the item was pulled from the agenda.
It was scheduled for discussion Thursday before the Council's Budget Committee.
Committee Chair Jackie Clarkson announced at the start of the meeting: "We have been in discussions with our administration and our secondary employment office and the FOP (Fraternal Order of Police), and so we are trying to resolve things behind closed doors."
Clarkson did not say when the item might be taken up again.
The NOPD's paid detail system has been called an "aorta of corruption" by the U.S. Justice Department.