NOPD Superintendent Says Special Training Coming For Task Force Officers

The New Orleans Police Department's task force officers are receiving a major makeover.

On Tuesday, NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson announced that all police task force members will receive special training after alleged improper arrests by officers in the French Quarter cast a shadow over the department.

In a virtual meeting yesterday with the City Council's Criminal Justice Committee, Ferguson said the department's task force members will be trained in how to properly stop, search and seize items from suspects.

In addition, the NOPD will also review the process by which it determines if an officer is suited for task force work.

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