Attorney General Orders Review of Consent Decrees

The nation's Attorney General has ordered a review of all federal consent decrees with local law enforcement agencies including the one in place for the NOPD.

It's not clear what impact such a review might have on the police decree in New Orleans.

14 consent decrees are now in place with law enforcement agencies across the nation.

Sessions has ordered the Justice Department to review the agreements to ensure that they do not impede the Trump administration's goals of promoting officer safety and morale while combating violent crime.

In a two-page memo, Sessions wrote "Local control and local accountability are necessary for effective local policing. It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies."

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