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

Allows citizens and public employees to report corruption, unethical activity, or administrative wrongdoing committed in the course of public service.
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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.
2018 MCC Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon:
Date: January 23, 2018
Location: Sheraton Hotel
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
2018 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
Latter & Blum Realtors
Park Investments
Rusovich Family Foundation
Whitney Bank
The Helis Foundation
Reily Foods

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Latest Research:

Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Inmate Population Analysis – August 2017 (Released 8/29/17)

Orleans Parish Criminal Justice System Accountability Report May 2017: 2013-2016 Arrests and Felony Case Outcomes (Released 5/22/17)
Orleans Parish Criminal Justice Accountability Report May 2017 – Supplemental Exhibits

St. Tammany Criminal Justice Accountability Project: Arrests and Felony Case Outcomes 2013-2014  (Released 4/5/17)
St. Tammany Criminal Justice Accountability Project: Arrests and Felony Case Outcomes 2013-2014 – Supplemental Exhibits

2015 Orleans Parish Judicial Accountability Report (Released 1/10/2017)
2015 Orleans Parish Judicial Accountability Reports – Supplemental Exhibits

St. Tammany 2014 Judicial Accountability Report (Released 11/29/16)
St. Tammany 2014 Judicial Accountability Report – Supplemental Exhibits


Latest Media:

“Why did Jefferson Parish sex assault cases sit dormant for years? Inquiry under way to find answer” February 15, 2018; The New Orleans Advocate

“Official in charge of Orleans Sheriff’s Office background checks was hired despite her own red flags” February 2, 2018; The New Orleans Advocate

“New Orleans jail administrator resigns after critical report,grim court hearing” January 29, 2018; The New Orleans Advocate

“Log shows ‘Duck Dynasty’ stars rode in State Police chopper” January 25, 2017; WWL

“Sources: Pilots questioned, logs checked in FBI probe of Mike Edmonson’s helicopter travel at State Police” January 23, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“Jefferson sheriff refuses to name deputies who retrieved surveillance video of political opponent” January 12, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“Emails: Orleans judge, husband agreed to drop charge after man in 2015 attack cut check” January 10, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“Keva Landrum-Johnson appointed criminal court chief judge” January 2, 2017; The Times Picayune

“Year in review-Biggest News Stories with Rafael Goyeneche” December 28, 2017; WWL

“Forced out over sex, drugs or child abuse, fired New Orleans officers find work in other departments” December 22, 2017; The Times Picayune

“Jail guard arrest points to deep problems at Orleans Parish jail” December 20, 2017; WWL

“Are there problems with the OPSO?” December 19, 2017; WWL

“Woman hired as deputy despite extensive criminal history” December 19, 2017; WWL

“Deputy doubling as daiquiri shop worker in trouble after pulling badge on customers” December 18, 2017; WWL

“Convicted ex-Mayor Nagin factors in Mayfield indictment” December 18, 2017; WWL

“Irvin Mayfield, New Orleans Jazz Pillar, Indicted For Laundering Library Funds” December 18, 2017; NPR

“Jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield indicted by federal grand jury on 19 counts” December 17, 2017; WWL

“Ex-State Police Chief Edmonson wants investigation into how media got LSP audit” December 14, 2017; WWL

“Draft audit: Edmonson let taxpayers pay for Mardi Gras hotel rooms for friends, family” December 9, 2017; WWL

“Why cases, like one Jeff Landry possibly building vs. LaToya Cantrell, can be tough to prosecute” December 9, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“The fall of Mike Edmonson” December 8, 2017; Gambit

“Danae Columbus: Will Camille Whitworth follow in Helena Moreno’s footsteps?” December 7, 2017; Uptown Messenger

“State Police in recovery mode” December 7, 2017; American Press

“State Police in recovery mode” December 7, 2017; The Advocate

“Kevin Reeves, Louisiana State Police on finding root of scandal problems, how they’ll proceed” December 2, 2017; The Advocate

“Audit: Ex-State Police chief used position for personal gain” December 2, 2017; Houma Today

“Report: LSP Col. Edmonson deleted texts, possible evidence” December 1, 2017; WWL

“Ex-State Police commander lived life of luxury on taxpayers’ dime, audit claims” December 2, 2017; WWL

“Lawyers say they don’t have enough money to defend accused cop-killer in death-penalty case” November 21, 2017; WWL

“Mayor-elect Latoya Cantrell promises national search for police chief” November 20, 2017; FOX8

“An Illegal Alien and Three Other Men Arrested for 250 Counts of Child Pornography” November 19, 2017; Townhall

“Dr. George H. Porter III, former head of Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, dies at 84” November 17, 2017; The Times Picayune

“NOPD sergeant demoted, accused of sexually harassing female employees” November 17, 2017; FOX8

“Four inmates revived after drug overdoses” November 16, 2017; WWL

“Non-violent crime victims can now make their own police reports online” November 15, 2017; FOX8

“Cannizzaro sends boxes of data to New Orleans City Council” November 15, 2017; The Times Picayune

“New Orleans man locked up nearly 8 years awaiting trial, then drug case gets tossed” November 14, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“Is crime decllining but still top of mind in NOLA?” November 9, 2017; WWL

“Verify: Anti-Charbonnet tax claim appears to be false” November 1, 2017; WWL

“Leon Cannizzaro answers Cantrell allegations of ethics breach” October 30, 2017; The Times Picayune

“Do you think that LaToya Cantrell should be held responsible for using her public credit card?” October 26, 2017; WWL

“Everybody says they’re tired of violent crime, but how many witnesses are willing to turn in the bad guys?” October 26, 2017; WWL

“What are the main issues the new mayor will have to face?” October 23, 2017; WWL

“Orleans Justice Center inmates held well past release date” October 9, 2017; The Louisiana Weekly

“Most people who live in New Orleans feel safe in their neighborhoods, Do you?” October 4, 2017; WWL

“New Orleanians are feeling safer” October 4, 2017; WWL

“Louisiana state troopers demoted for Las Vegas side trip” October 2, 2017; WWLTV

“City council has more compassion for crime victims than the DA | Opinion” October 1, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Orleans voters to decide two judicial races in election” September 30, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“OPP inmates possibly held several months past release dates” September 28, 2017; FOX8

“SUNO police officers describe dysfunction at the department; chief defends actions” September 25, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Plan to free up NOPD manpower moves forward” September 18, 2017; The Louisiana Weekly

“Two state troopers receive disciplinary letters, avoiding suspension, for Vegas ‘side trip'” September 5, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“New jail, same debate: Report argues more beds needed for New Orleans’ inmates” August 30, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Covington family ‘enraged’ that man accused of molesting 8-year-old had child porn case delayed for years” August 2, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“Seven-year-old child porn case delayed again while man jailed on new child rape charge” August 1, 2017; WWL-TV 

“Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says he’s ‘going out on top'” July 26, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Two years later, no resolution in case of SciTech Academy employee charged with molesting a boy” July 18, 2017; The Lens

“Will prosecutors who sent fake subpoenas face any consequences?” July 18, 2017; The Lens

“State police watchdog accused of abusing power to fix tickets, intimidate trooper” July 18, 2017; WWL-TV 

“See how New Orleans pre-Mitch Landrieu compares to 2017 version of the city” July 8, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“St. Tammany sheriff’s first year has included unexpected budget pressure” July 4, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“Jeff Landry quietly disbands anti-crime task force in New Orleans following controversy, legal scuffles” June 24, 2017; The New Orleans Advocate

“To battle violent crime, New Orleans needs more cops: Opinion” June 5, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Louisiana less likely to strip law enforcement officers of credentials than any other state; lawmakers aim to change that” June 3, 2017; The Advocate

“FOX 8 Investigates: Officers with troubling backgrounds re-hired by different agency” May 24, 2017; FOX8

“Study: Crime up, arrests down amid NOPD manpower struggles” May 22, 2017; WWL-TV 

“Criminal justice watchdog blasts City Hall for crime issues” May 22, 2017; WDSU 

“Arrested development: Political decisions handcuff cops, DA: Opinion” May 22, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Will prosecutors who sent fake subpoenas face any consequences?” May 3, 2017; The Lens

“State IG report accuses former Northshore DA of pocketing $52k in Causeway legal fees” April 10, 2017; WDSU

“Walter Reed was paid $52,000 by Causeway’s law firm but did no work, investigation shows” April 10, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Walter Reed collected $52K in Causeway legal fees despite doing no work, OIG reports” April 10, 2017; WWL-TV

“Ex-north shore DA Walter Reed got money for Causeway work he didn’t do, report finds” April 10, 2017; The Advocate

State Inspector General’s Office report – GNOEC/Walter Reed – April 10, 2017

US Attorney’s Press Release – Former District Attorney Walter P. Reed and his son, Steven Reed, Sentenced – April 5, 2017

“Metropolitan Crime Commission issues report on St. Tammany criminal justice system” April 5, 2017; FOX8

“St. Tammany Justice System gets good grade in performance review” April 5, 2017; WWL-TV

“St. Tammany convicts 79 percent of felony crime suspects, new study says” April 5, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Report sees positives in St. Tammany criminal justice system but also offers critique” April 5, 2017; The Advocate