New Orleans police retraining officers, retrofitting SUVs
NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department is retraining its force on the importance of frisking and searching suspects for weapons.
The department announced Monday that officers are also receiving a refresher on the department's protocols for handcuffing and transporting prisoners.
On June 20, police say Officer Daryle Holloway was shot and killed by a handcuffed prisoner riding in the back of a police vehicle. Police continue to investigate how 33-year-old Travis Boys, who was arrested the next day, could have gained access to a gun, shot Holloway and escaped.
Police chief Michael Harrison says the department also plans to retrofit more than 300 recently acquired SUVs with a "metal mesh adaptor" screen, which is a partition similar to those used in state police vehicles.