In the early 1950’s the New Orleans City Council approached the area business and community leaders to form a non-partisan citizens committee to review alleged public corruption within the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). Not only did the committee identify grave problems within NOPD, but it also uncovered other alleged corrupt activities. When presented with the committee’s findings, city officials chose to disband the committee. It was then, in 1952, that the members of the committee decided to continue the work they had started and formed the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC).
In the course of the MCC’s more than 60 years in operation, we have had the honor of operating under the leadership of three Managing Directors/Presidents:
Aaron Kohn; Managing Director from 1954 to 1978
Warren DeBrueys; Managing Director from 1979 to 1989
Rafael Goyeneche III; Managing Director/President from 1989 to present