NOPD chief asks public to get involved in crime fighting


A rise in violence has the chief of New Orleans Police asking the public for help. 

New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson says his has been a violent week.

"This week alone we had five homicides. Three by shooting and two by cutting," said Ferguson. "This week alone we had eight shootings, two of which are cleared by warrant, one's cleared by an arrest."

And Ferguson said they want help making more arrests.

"We cannot do this alone," said Ferguson. "We encourage, we need the community to work with us so that we can do just that: bring a safer quality of life to our citizens of New Orleans."

He urges witnesses to leave anonymous tips with Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll free at (877) 903-7867 (STOP). Callers to Crimestoppers do not have to leave their names and may be eligible for a cash reward.