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Mike Perlstein - Investigator

Mike Perlstein - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator Mike Perlstein
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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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David Hammer - Investigator

David Hammer - InvestigatorBiography of WWL-TV Investigator David Hammer
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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Katie Moore - Weekend Anchor/Investigator

Katie Moore - Weekend Anchor/InvestigatorBiography of Katie Moore, WWL-TV Anchor and Investigator.
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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Judge hears consent decree progress, problems

Judge hears consent decree progress, problemsAt a federal court hearing on the New Orleans Police Department consent decree Tuesday, a federal judge heard about some promising signs of progress and other areas that have a long way to go.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
News

#Can911findme?

#Can911findme?#Can911findme? Live Chat with WWL Investigator Katie Moore.
  • News
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Orleans

911 often missing wireless caller location

911 often missing wireless caller locationApps on your smart phone can find you in seconds, but in an emergency, can 911? Sometimes the answer is no when the caller is on a cell phone or even a smart phone.
  • Orleans
  • 3 days, 6 hours ago
Mike Perlstein

Allegations in Peralta case include porn, gambling from parish computer

Allegations in Peralta case include porn, gambling from parish computerNew documents in Peralta case touch on allegations of pornography viewing, gambling on job.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 week ago
Katie Moore

Man says he was hit with stun gun in retaliation for talking to FBI

Man says he was hit with stun gun in retaliation for talking to FBIA man who says he was unfairly roughed up over back child support is speaking publicly for the first time about why he says he believes it's retaliation for talking to the FBI about former St Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed.
  • Katie Moore
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
David Hammer

Chief: NOPD officers coordinating details can't do it themselves

Chief: NOPD officers coordinating details can't do it themselvesThe three New Orleans Police Department officers who coordinate off-duty security jobs through the NOPD's Special Events Unit have been barred from doling out any of the work to themselves, following an investigation by WWL-TV and The New Orleans Advocate.
  • David Hammer
  • 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Sharper arraignment postponed until April 6

Sharper arraignment postponed until April 6The federal court arraignment for accused rapist and former Saints star Darren Sharper has been postponed until April 6.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 2 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

Could private company solve city's issues with electronic monitoring?

Could private company solve city's issues with electronic monitoring?In New Orleans, where the program has been riddled with problems, the future is uncertain.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
David Hammer

Despite reforms, NOPD officers still keep details for themselves

Despite reforms, NOPD officers still keep details for themselvesAmong the steps taken by the city to comply with court-mandated reforms to the New Orleans Police Department, none has generated as much praise from federal overseers as the city's progress in managing cops who work off-duty jobs in their police uniforms.
  • David Hammer
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
David Hammer

BP wants claims administrator out for helping fish oil company

BP wants claims administrator out for helping fish oil companyA fish oil company with ties to a former Republican president enlisted the help of Lousiana's GOP governor to get its oil spill claim paid four years ago, and now BP is arguing in federal court that the independent settlement claims administrator should lose his...
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks ago
David Hammer

Thousands of homeowners took Road Home funds and didn't rebuild

Thousands of homeowners took Road Home funds and didn't rebuildBarbara Braxton looks out from her front porch every day and sees a broken promise.
  • David Hammer
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Orleans

111 arrested in sweep of drugs, guns in N.O. East

111 arrested in sweep of drugs, guns in N.O. EastMore than 100 people were arrested in an operation that targeted guns and drugs in New Orleans East, the DEA and NOPD announced Friday.
  • Orleans
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
David Hammer

BP claims administrator makes millions despite few claims paid

BP claims administrator makes millions despite few claims paidA court-appointed administrator paid just 1 percent of more than 12,000 medical claims over his first 10 months processing claims under BP's settlement with coastal residents and cleanup workers. The grand total of the payments to claimants: $169,650.
  • David Hammer
  • 4 weeks ago
David Hammer

BP sells parts of 3 Gulf oil fields in divestment effort

BP sells parts of 3 Gulf oil fields in divestment effortDeal with ConocoPhillips and Chevron part of BP's post-oil-spill strategy
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month ago
Mike Perlstein

NOPD representative of community racial makeup

NOPD representative of community racial makeupBack in the early 1970s, as New Orleans was becoming a majority black city, the police department was overwhelmingly white. Fewer than 15 percent of the NOPD's officers were black at a time when the city's black population was approaching 50 percent.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month ago
David Hammer

WWL Investigation gets relief for abandoned homeowners

WWL Investigation gets relief for abandoned homeownersFollowing an investigation by WWL-TV, the Smiths are getting an early Mardi Gras present: The state's home elevation program, which had lost their case in the shuffle and failed to track down their absentee contractor, is suddenly promising to replenish the grant...
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

Kenner overhauling domestic violence diversion program

Kenner overhauling domestic violence diversion programThe City of Kenner is revamping its domestic violence diversion program following a WWL-TV story that revealed that an assistant city attorney had been conducting court-ordered counseling classes for offenders.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

Investigation finds illegal drugs, gambling at OPP

Investigation finds illegal drugs, gambling at OPPDespite a string of earlier contraband cases at Orleans Parish Prison and a federal consent decree designed to clean up the jail and stop such illegal activity, a disturbing new case has surfaced in the past month.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

Chief: Remove higher-ed rules for new NOPD recruits

Chief: Remove higher-ed rules for new NOPD recruitsScrambling to deal with a critical manpower shortage, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison has asked the Civil Service Commission to get rid of a rule requiring new recruits to have at least 60 hours of higher education credits or military...
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
David Hammer

Exclusive: NOPD down to 300 platoon officers

Exclusive: NOPD down to 300 platoon officersAs a new chief scrambles to redeploy a severely short-staffed police department, new figures provided to WWL-TV show that NOPD is down to just 300 platoon officers who can patrol the streets and respond to service calls.
  • David Hammer
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Mike Perlstein

No bond for co-defendant in Sharper case

No bond for co-defendant in Sharper caseA judge refused to grant bond Thursday for a former St. Bernard Parish deputy indicted in a rape case involving former Saints safety Darren Sharper.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
David Hammer

Council committee grills NOPD on rape cases

Council committee grills NOPD on rape casesThe backlog of rape kits that New Orleans Police Commander Paul Noel worked so hard to clear back in 2010 is growing yet again, Noel told the City Council's Criminal Justice Committee on Thursday.
  • David Hammer
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
David Hammer

D.A. loses cops who kept rape cases afloat

D.A. loses cops who kept rape cases afloatOnly a month after a scathing inspector general's report forced the New Orleans Police Department to reinvestigate hundreds of bungled rape cases, the department has decided to reassign most of the officers who once kept some of those cases afloat at the Orleans...
  • David Hammer
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Mike Perlstein

Court date set for co-defendant in Sharper rape case

Court date set for co-defendant in Sharper rape caseAn initial court date has been set for Monday for Erik Nunez, one of two co-defendants in the rape case against former Saints player Darren Sharper.
  • Mike Perlstein
  • 2 months, 1 week ago