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Have your say: NOPD after Katrina
Devastation
The devastation is still clear to see

The New Orleans Police Department was already struggling with a corrupt reputation when it was hit hard by Katrina.

In this week's programme, John Murphy joins New Orleans' Vice And Narcotics Division to see if the hurricane could actually bring about the clean-up of one of America's most notorious police departments.

If you would like to comment on any of the issues our programme or our online feature raise, please do so using the e-mail form below.


New Orleans Police Department has had a reputation of being corrupt for a long time. The new police chief should try to hold off on staffing recommendations for the police force until after a reorganisation of the department is complete.

Racial sensitivity training should be offered to all police officers
Josephat Musyoka Mua, USA
Additionally, an outside panel of independent law enforcement and management professionals should evaluate each of the candidates looking to be promoted within the department over a period of time.

Lastly, racial sensitivity training should be offered to all police officers to avoid cases of the past.
Josephat Musyoka Mua, KENYA/USA

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