NOLA Coalition Statement on Public Safety Actions of Mayor Cantrell and City Council

Yesterday, Mayor Cantrell and Chief Ferguson held a press conference to address issues of funding, morale, and resourcing the NOPD.  These are critical issues that impact recruitment, retention, and maximizing available manpower.
Also yesterday, the City Council unanimously passed a technology ordinance confirming NOPD use of critical constitutional public safety technologies, along with guardrails and reporting requirements ensuring transparency.  The Council further passed an ordinance to improve the performance and efficiency of the Public Integrity Bureau (PIB).
The NOLA Coalition, representing a diverse cross-section of over 350 New Orleans organizations, commends the Mayor and the City Council for these actions, and for working together to make a better New Orleans for all of our citizens.  The Coalition also expresses collective respect and gratitude for the NOPD officers that provide for the safety of our community and visitors, alike.