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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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New Orleans Police S.O.D. Task Force Units Made 52 Cases

February 28, 2014

The New Orleans Police Department’s Special Operations Division (S.O.D) Task Force Unit investigated 84 complaints and 22 previous complaints.  They made 52 cases for 26 Felony, 19 Misdemeanors, and 7 Municipal Violations.  Officers stopped 80 vehicles and issued 19 citations.  They made 29 field interviews, 119 pedestrian contacts and wrote 40 reports.  They made 35 Wanted Checks and made, executed 2 Search Warrants and made 6 Narcotics cases confiscating 8 Gun and Narcotics.                         

Since July of 2010, Officers investigated approximately 26,258 complaints, executed approximately 168 Search Warrants, made approximately 2,768 Felony cases, conducted approximately 12,352 Vehicle checks, issued approximately 1,625 Citations, made approximately 574 Narcotics cases, confiscated approximately 309 Guns and numerous amounts of Illegal Substances.

These results are from February 9, 2014 thru February 22, 2014

Tactical Platoons I and II Arrested or Issued Summons to the Following Subjects During Traffic Stops 

Kendrick Pigott, 26, for Possession of Marijuana.

Rikeith Jackson, 28, for Possession of Marijuana.

Stephen Carter, 29, for Possession of Marijuana.

Christopher Billew, 20, for Possession of Marijuana.

Derrick Frank, 32, for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm  (with an extended magazine silencer and scope) and Illegal Possession of a Firearm while in Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. 

Tactical Platoons I and II Arrested or Issued Summons to the Following Subjects 

Cameron Carter, 19, for Illegal Carrying of a Firearm, Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest by Flight.

Darrell Mead, 39, for Possession of Marijuana.

Sean Armstrong, 24, for Possession of a Stolen Firearm.    

Special Gang Unit Arrested the Following Subjects on Warrants or Issued Summons.

Kenneth Jones, 46, for Possession of Marijuana. 

Violent Offenders Warrant Unit and Fugitive Unit Arrested the Following Subjects on Warrants or Issued Summons.

A 12-year-old male for Aggravated Rape.

A 14-year-old male for Sexual Battery

Two males ages 13 and 16 for Attempted Armed Robbery and Principal to Aggravated Battery by Shooting.

Kyron Hill, 17, for Armed Robbery and 2 Counts of Aggravated Assault

Raven Ruth, 35, for a Fugitive Attachment.

Two males ages 13 and one 16 for Armed Robbery.  

Jude Braud, 18, and Corey Levy, 21, for Second Degree Murder and Principal to Second Degree Murder.

Dorian Varnado, 29, for Attempted Forcible Rape, Forgery and Possession of Stolen Property.

Tiffany Lane, 30, for Aggravated Battery by Cutting, Aggravated Assault, Simple Battery, Criminal Damage to Property and Resisting Arrest.

Earl Russell, 24, for Second Degree Murder.

Christopher Williams, 29, for Simple Robbery, Domestic Abuse Battery, 3 Court Capias, Simple Escape and Prostitution.

Chantell Harding, 35, for Issuing Worthless Check Multiple Offenses.

Kevin Dawson, 40, for Theft.

Dwayne Edwards, 18, for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, 2 Counts of Simple Robbery and a Probation Violation.Nyron Harrison, 26, for a Traffic Attachment.

Michael Helms, 52, for Failure to Comply with the Registered Sex Offender Registration by Providing False Information.

Gregory Daigs, 26, for Domestic Abuse Battery, Violation of a Protective Order and a Municipal Attachment.

Brandon Banks, 27, for Second Degree Murder. 

Safe Neighborhood Knock and Talk 

Project Safe Neighborhood Detective Jason Samuel conducted 19 Knock and Talk Convicted Felon Checks.  One arrest was made.    

Timothy Jones, 23 for Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 

2014 Year-To-Date Totals: 94 Checks and 9 Arrests.

2013 Year-to-Date Totals:  Checks 52 and 18 Arrest

2013 Totals: Checks: 478 Arrests: 62                                                                                                                       

Electronic Monitoring Unit

COMSTAT Week Totals: 75           Juveniles: 14  Adults: 61

2014 Year to Date: 99

2013 Year to Date: 155

2013 Total: 391

The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit.  

The police force, which currently employs dedicated men and women, is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration and integrity.  To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit and visit us on Facebook at   

Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.  

An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.   

Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.                                         


Officer Garry Flot 

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