The New Orleans Police Department is making changes to its Task Force operations.
In a news release, NOPD Chief Shaun Ferguson said all task force operations have been placed on hold and officers assigned to these units have been reassigned back to their respective patrol units, effective immediately.
Over the next few weeks, a team led by NOPD Deputy Chief John Thomas will launch a thorough internal investigation following a multi-phase audit late last year which suggested inadequate supervision of these task forces.
Chief Thomas says his team will go beyond the Monitoring Team's district-based task force audit and will operate with the full authority and direction of Superintendent Ferguson.
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