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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Independent Police Monitor

Office of Independent Police Monitor
Inspector General’s Office

Press Release

The Office of the new Independent Police Monitor (IPM) announces that it will hold a public outreach hearing in Council District “A” on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00-9:00 pm. The event will be held at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, 4th Floor Club House. The IPM is required to hold at least one public outreach meeting in each council district every four months.

Holly Wiseman, Deputy IPM, will discuss the purpose and structure of the IPM Office and will report on the Office’s activities during its first quarter of operations. The Deputy IPM will solicit information and feedback from the public regarding police operations in their district and their concerns with the IPM. “The purpose is more for the IPM to listen than to inform,” said Ms. Wiseman.

Residents are encouraged to attend to hear about how the new Independent Police Monitor will work to ensure public safety and police integrity.

When: Thursday, December 17, 2009 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where New Orleans Fair Grounds
4th Floor, Clubhouse
1751 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans

Amy E. Chandler- Legislative Director - 504.658.1010 -
Holly L. Wiseman - Deputy IPM - 504.681.3229 -
The Independent Police Monitor, part of the Office of the Inspector General:

 Monitors the process by which the NOPD investigates allegations of misconduct by its staff. It does not itself investigate individual allegations of misconduct by NOPD but reviews completed NOPD investigations in order to report publicly on their fairness, thoroughness and timeliness.

 It collects and analyzes data about complaints and police operations in order to identify problem areas and their root causes. It provides these reports to the NOPD and to the public.

 It encourages constructive and informed public dialogue about systemic issues of police policies and procedural reform by making recommendations for reforms that meet best practices nationwide.

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