Source: The Washington Post
NEW ORLEANS — Attorney General Eric Holder will announce a sweeping federal consent decree Tuesday to reform New Orleans’s long-troubled police department.
The reforms that Holder will announce are expected to be some of the broadest and strictest ever imposed on a police department. They will be overseen by a federal judge.
The department has been plagued by decades of corruption and mismanagement. It came under renewed scrutiny after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
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