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.
2016 MCC Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon:
Date: February 23, 2016
Location: Sheraton Hotel
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
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LATEST MEDIA AND RESEARCH



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“Prison, jail receiverships have happened before in the U.S.” April 26, 2016; WVUE

“No state charges against former Terrebonne sheriff, authorities say” April 22, 2016; houmatoday.com

“Ex-St. Tammany DA Walter Reed’s trial to begin Monday; find out possible strategies, projected timetable, more” April 16, 2016; The Advocate

“In same week, these 2 longtime DAs will go to court as defendants” April 15, 2016; The Times-Picayune

“Hayes’ lawyer questions integrity of Will Smith crime scene” April 14, 2016; WWL-TV

“Chaos, staffing woes raise specter of federal receivership for New Orleans jail” April 10, 2016; The Advocate

“Another JPSO deputy-involved shooting in N.O. under investigation” March 29, 2016; The Louisiana Weekly

“Life sentence for man who killed at 15 provokes debate” March 11, 2016; The Times-Picayune

“Eric Harris’ shooting highlights different pursuit policies in New Orleans, JPSO” March 11, 2016; The Times-Picayune

“Gretna police chief mum on deputy chief’s vacation-time allegations” March 10, 2016; The Advocate

“Metropolitan Crime Commission wants outside probe of Gretna deputy chief, FOX8 reports” March 10, 2016; The Times-Picayune

“NOPD Chief Deputy gets backlash for comments about deputy-involved shooting” March 9, 2016; WDSU

“Fraternal Order of Police calls for head of PIB to resign” March 9, 2016; WVUE

“Zurik: MCC head wants independent probe of Gretna PD’s deputy chief” March 8, 2016; WVUE

“Results: St. Tammany inmate moved after Eyewitness Investigation” March 7, 2016; WWL-TV

“Zurik: AG reviewing criminal case of former FBI agent” March 7, 2016; WVUE

“Convict with close ties to Sheriff’s Office moved from St. Tammany jail” March 7, 2016; The Advocate

“NAACP calls for DOJ investigation, suggests profiling behind racial skew of NOLA juvenile arrests” March 3, 2016; WDSU

“Victim: What happened to St. Tammany strangulation case?” March 2, 2016; WWL-TV

“Special report: Did Darren Sharper, St. Tammany man with connections get favorable treatment in jail?” March 2, 2016; The Advocate

“WDSU Investigates: Ex-lawyer who admitted to bribing a judge hired by St. Bernard Port” March 2, 2016; WDSU

“Deputy accused of pulling gun on crowd raises questions about integrity” February 26, 2016; WVUE

“Legislators get warning signs” February 25, 2016; AmericanPress.com

“Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand calls Bobby Jindal an ‘idiot,’ compares him cult leader” February 19, 2016; The Advocate

“JP Sheriff Normand calls Jindal a ‘cult leader’ during speech” February 23, 2016; WVUE

“DA, city councilwoman at odds over juveniles tried as adults” February 23, 2016; WVUE

“Newell Normand on Bobby Jindal: ‘A better cult leader than Jim Jones” February 23, 2016; The Times-Picayune

“Newell Normand, Leon Cannizzaro warn against New Orleans easing marijuana laws” February 23, 2016; The Times-Picayune

“DA Cannizzaro throws support behind expanding New Orleans’ jail capacity” February 23, 2016; The Times-Picayune

“Former Constable ‘Tony’ Thomassie admits to ethics violation, escapes fine” February 19, 2016; The Advocate

“St. Tammany sexual assault victim claims attacker getting special treatment in jail because of family” February 15, 2016; The Advocate

“Victim: Family ties giving sex offender special treatment in St. Tammany” February 15, 2016; WWL-TV


Latest Research:

Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Inmate Population Analysis – September 2015 (Released 9/2/15)
Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Inmate Population Analysis – September 2015 – Supplemental Exhibits

2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Accountability Report (Released 7/1/15)
2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Accountability Report – Supplemental Exhibits

Orleans Parish Criminal Justice Accountability Report – May 2015 (Released 5/20/15)
Orleans Parish Criminal Justice Accountability Report – May 2015 – 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