Metropolitan Crime Commission, Inc.

  • Research Program

    Conducts independent and objective research to raise the level of accountability and efficiency in the criminal justice system.

  • Anti-Public Corruption Program

    Allows citizens and public employees to report corruption, unethical activity, or administrative wrongdoing.                

latrans1The Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) is a non-profit, citizen’s organization dedicated to exposing public corruption, improving the administration of justice, and reducing the incidence of crime in order to improve the quality of life for citizens in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas and throughout Louisiana.
Through its programs, the MCC holds public officials and employees accountable for corrupt, unethical, and wasteful practices and works to enhance the safety of our community.
Anti-Public Corruption
Program

Allows citizens and public employees to report corruption, unethical activity, or administrative wrongdoing committed in the course of public service.
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Research
Program

Conducts independent and objective research to raise the level of accountability and efficiency in the criminal justice system.

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MCC Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon

The MCC annually hosts its Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon recognizing outstanding accomplishments of federal, state, and local criminal justice professionals.
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The MCC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit citizen’s organization primarily funded by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, businesses, and private foundations. Your support will help us continue our fight to improve our community through more efficient government operations and a more effective criminal justice system.
2014 MCC Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon:
Date: February 18, 2014
Location: Sheraton Hotel
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LATEST MEDIA AND RESEARCH


Research:

2013 Orleans Parish Judicial Accountability Report (Released 7/27/14)
2013 Orleans Parish Judicial Accountability Report – supplemental tables
National Center for State Courts  – Judicial Accountability, Efficiency, and Case Allotment

Orleans Parish Criminal Justice System Accountability Report – June 2014 (Released 6/4/14)
Orleans Parish Criminal Justice System Accountability Report – June 2014 Supplemental Exhibits

MCC’S ROLE IN THE RAY NAGIN CORRUPTION CONVICTION

U.S. Attorney’s Office Press Release acknowledges MCC’s role in Nagin Case 7/9/2014

“Former Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison” 7/9/2014; WVUE

US Attorney’s Office Press Release acknowledges MCC’s role in Nagin Case 2/12/2014

MCC announces role in Nagin Case 2/12/2014 (YouTube Video)

“Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin faces long sentence for corruption conviction” 7/3/2014; The Times-Picayune

“Former New Orleans Mayor Found Guilty of Corruption” 2/13/2014;  NPR

“Former New Orleans mayor guilty of graft in Katrina recovery” 2/12/2014;  Reuters

“U.S. Attorney, local watchdogs hail Ray Nagin guilty verdict” 2/12/2014; The Times-Picayune

Media:

“DA touts stronger criminal justice system in Orleans” 8/19/2014; The New Orleans Advocate

“Orleans DA Leon Cannizzaro announces new unit to ensure fair convictions” 8/19/2014; The Times-Picayune

“St. Tammany DA’s brother, Richard Reed, arrested” 8/19/2014; WVUE

“Should New Superintendent Have NOPD Ties?” 8/19/2014; WGNO

“Interim N.O. police chief well-worn veteran of force” 8/19/2014; The New Orleans Advocate

“NOPD ratings improved despite limited resources” 8/19/2014; The New Orleans Advocate

“Reaction to Serpas’ departure mixed” 8/19/2014; The New Orleans Advocate

“In New Orleans, a change in police command” 8/19/2014; WBRZ

“Experts say NOPD problems won’t be solved overnight” 8/18/2014; WWL-TV

“Police union officials shedding no tears over Serpas’ departure” 8/18/2014; The Times-Picayune

“St. Tammany DA’s brother caught with a DA’s badge” 8/12/2014; WVUE

“Tammany president wonders if DA’s benefits led to shortfalls” 8/10/2014; The New Orleans Advocate

“Size of Orleans jail, whom it will house still a matter of debate” 8/10/2014; The New Orleans Advocate

“St. Tammany Parish President and DA Walter Reed ask separately for audit of Reed’s Office” 8/4/2014; The Times-Picayune

“Lee Zurik Investigation: New hospital documents, new doubts on Reed’s claims” 8/1/2014; WVUE

“How big should OPP be? Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Mayor Mitch Landrieu unveil visions” 8/1/2014; The Times-Picayune

“St. Tammany DA Walter Reed’s abuse of tax dollars shouldn’t be allowed: Editorial” 7/31/2014; The Times-Picayune

“Salary used to compute Walter Reed’s retirement higher than what he listed in ethics forms” 7/31/2014; The Times-Picayune

“Man gets 50 years behind bars for shooting New Orleans police officer” 7/31/2014; The New Orleans Advocate

“DA Walter Reed used public money to pad his own retirement, records show” 7/30/2014; The Times-Picayune

“Lee Zurik Investigation: Why Walter Reed may be looking foward to retirement” 7/30/2014; WVUE

“Watchdog say NOPD may be victim of bad timing” 7/30/2014; WWL AM870

“St. Tammany Hospital Says It Hired District Attorney Reed” 7/28/2014; WWNO

“Slower judges must take cues from more efficient peers, reports says” 7/28/2014; The Times-Picayune

“Watchdog group questions wide gaps in Orleans Criminal Court judges’ efficiency” 7/27/2014; The New Orleans Advocate

“Hospital, St. Tammany district attorney on DA’s pay” 7/27/2014; KNOE

“New Orleans Citizens Reform a Corrupt, Fallen City” 7/25/2014; The Wall Street Journal

“Lee Zurik Investigation: Hospital documents directly contradict Reed” 7/25/2014; WVUE

“St. Tammany Hospital hired DA’s office, not Walter Reed personally, records show” 7/25/2014; The Times-Picayune

“Victim of Mother’s Day shooting blasts DA for letting the feds take over case” 7/23/2014; The Times-Picayune

“‘Assasin’s van’ suggests organized crime elements” 7/21/2014; The New Orleans Advocate