NOPD reassigns 5 accused of ignoring sex crimes
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says five detectives have been reassigned while the department investigates allegations they failed to fully investigate more than 1,000 child abuse and sex cases.
He said Thursday that initial review of a report from the city inspector general indicates enough evidence to suggest the officers were not doing their jobs. All are 16-year to 20-year veterans.
The report says the five failed to substantially investigate 1,100 allegations of sex crimes and child abuse. One was quoted as stating that simple rape should not be considered a crime.
The report says that between January 2011 and December 2013, the detectives filed follow-up reports for only 179 out of 1,290 sex crime cases and some were never investigated.