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New Orleans police retraining officers, retrofitting SUVs

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 30 2015 Jun 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 7:02 AM June 30, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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.

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