Prosecutors, investigators in high-profile homicide cases earn crime commission awards

Advocate staff report New Orleans’ Metropolitan Crime Commission presented awards Tuesday to law enforcement officials who secured convictions in two high-profile killings as well as one prosecutor who specializes in building gangland cases. One of the “Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards” given out at the Sheraton Hotel went to FBI agents and assistant U.S. attorneys…

Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she’ll name police chief Michael Harrison’s replacement before he leaves

By Beau Evans, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune With Police Superintendent Michael Harrison set to leave for Baltimore in less than 10 days, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s spokesman said Tuesday (Jan. 8) she plans to name his replacement before Harrison departs. Harrison will step down from the New Orleans Police Department’s top post on Jan.…