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.
2017 MCC Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon:
Date: January 24, 2017
Location: Sheraton Hotel
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
2017 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
First NBC Bank
Park Investments
Versabar, Inc.
Endeavor Enterprises L.L.C.
Goldring Family Foundation
The Helis Foundation
Reily Foods



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Latest Research:

Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Inmate Population Snapshot – January 3, 2017

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:

“Mike Edmonson’s job as head of Louisiana State Police in limbo amid mounting controversy” March 13, 2017; The Advocate

“State Troopers receive federal grand jury subpoenas in campaign contribution probe” March 9, 2017; WWL-TV

“Sources: Subpoenas served as probe of Louisiana State Troopers Association moves forward” March 9, 2017; The Advocate

“Former DA Harry Connick: It’s time to let Cannizzaro do his job in New Orleans” March 8, 2017; The Advocate

“Intense New Orleans debate: Leon Cannizzaro deserves credit or blame for city increasing state inmates?” March 4, 2017; The Advocate

“James Gill: Travel scandal frays ties between past traveling companions John Bel Edwards, Mike Edmonson” February 26, 2017; The Advocate

“The Big Uneasy – A City Under Fire” February 23, 2017; WWL-TV

“INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: State Police back out of investigation into Sheriff Captain” February 22, 2017; WBRZ

“Robin Pittman to seek 4th Circuit Court seat being vacated by Madeleine Landrieu” February 22, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Agent Ryan Lejeune Awarded by Metropolitan Crime Commission” February 21, 2017; The Plaquemines Gazette

“State Police make changes, demand money returned after report” February 20, 2017; WWL-TV

“After troopers’ Las Vegas ‘side trip,’ big changes for Louisiana State Police” February 20, 2017; The Advocate

“Police unions want of harm to morale after NOPD pitches new management structure” February 20, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Louisiana State Police probes travel spending on San Diego trip” February 19, 2017; WWL-TV

“Four Louisiana State Police officials under investigation for Las Vegas ‘side trip,’ overtime” February 19, 2017; The Advocate

“Have a DWI? Now you’ll be going to criminal court, instead of traffic court” February 6, 2017; WWL-TV

“Louis Heyd Jr., former Orleans Parish criminal sheriff, dies at 83” January 31, 2017; The Advocate

“Former Angola inmate won’t face retrial, D.A. says” January 31, 2017; The Louisiana Weekly

“N.O. unveils $40M plan to improve public safety” January 31, 2017; The Louisiana Weekly

“James Gill: As violence surges, New Orleans opts to double down on … parking tickets” January 29, 2017; The Advocate

“Controversial perjury case brings war of words between Orleans A, Councilman Jason Williams to courtroom” January 27, 2017; The Advocate

“Councilman Williams accuses DA Cannizzaro of ‘tantrum'” January 26, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Chance at grant to help parish prison only results in more political bickering” January 25, 2017; WWL-TV

“City, DA in dance of dueling statements over crime plan, budget cuts” January 25, 2017; WVUE

“Grace Notes: When people responsible for fighting crime in New Orleans are fighting each other” January 25, 2017; The Advocate

“Covington police win award for Operation Angel program” January 25, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Prosecutor slams New Orleans leaders over budget cut” January 25, 2017; KATC

FBI Press Release: FBI Public Corruption Task Force Receives Award from the Metropolitan Crime Commission – January 24, 2017

“Orleans DA Leon Cannizzaro slams budget cuts to his office, mocks Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s new crime-fighting plan” January 24, 2017; The Advocate

“DA Cannizzaro blasts New Orleans city leaders ‘ill-conceived’ criminal justice policies” January 24, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Orleans DA says city leaders are putting politics over public safety” January 24, 2017; WVUE

Orleans Parish DA Leon Cannizzaro MCC Annual Meeting Speech – “The Dangers of Placing Politics Above Public Safety” – January 24, 2017

“AG Jeff Landry announces expanded law enforcement efforts in New Orleans despite opposition by city leaders” January 23, 2017; The Advocate

“State Supreme Court orders New Orleans judge to repay $10K in improper health benefits” January 20, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“James Gill: Three slackers at Tulane and Broad” January 15, 2017; The Advocate

“New Orleans judge overturned after declaring mistrial opposed by state and defense” January 12, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“Report: Orleans criminal court judges handling more violent felonies, fewer drug cases” January 10, 2017; The Advocate

“Zibilich again tops MCC’s annual efficiency ranking of New Orleans’ criminal court judges” January 10, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“DA budget cuts will put a strain on the justice system: A letter to the editor” January 8, 2017; The Times-Picayune

“NOPD falling far short of goal to boost officer numbers to 1,600” January 1, 2017; The Advocate