2 Notations to 2015 Data & Statistics Report

Court Watch NOLA has added 2 footnotes to its previously published 2015 Data & Statistics Report to include the following new information:

  • The number of arrests made in New Orleans Police Department First District (“NOPD”) includes arrests made at the Orleans Justice Center jail, the New Orleans Police Department Headquarters, and the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, all of which are located in NOPD’s First District. If arrests made at these three locations are subtracted from the Arrests by District chart on page 5 of the Report, then the First District’s numbers are on par with the other Districts’ arrest numbers.
  • The percentage of cases terminated by nolle prosequi, depicted in the Case Dispositions chart on page 11 of the Report, includes 377 clients who were accepted into the OPDA’s Diversion Program in 2015 as an alternative to continued prosecution.

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