Metropolitan Crime Commission, Inc.

  • Research Program

    Conducts independent and objective research to raise the level of accountability and efficiency in the criminal justice system.

  • Anti-Public Corruption Program

    Allows citizens and public employees to report corruption, unethical activity, or administrative wrongdoing.                

latrans1The Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) is a non-profit, citizen’s organization dedicated to exposing public corruption, improving the administration of justice, and reducing the incidence of crime in order to improve the quality of life for citizens in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas and throughout Louisiana.
Through its programs, the MCC holds public officials and employees accountable for corrupt, unethical, and wasteful practices and works to enhance the safety of our community.
Anti-Public Corruption
Program

Allows citizens and public employees to report corruption, unethical activity, or administrative wrongdoing committed in the course of public service.
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Research
Program

Conducts independent and objective research to raise the level of accountability and efficiency in the criminal justice system.

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MCC Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon

The MCC annually hosts its Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon recognizing outstanding accomplishments of federal, state, and local criminal justice professionals.
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The MCC is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit citizen’s organization primarily funded by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, businesses, and private foundations. Your support will help us continue our fight to improve our community through more efficient government operations and a more effective criminal justice system.
2015 MCC Excellence in Law Enforcement Awards Luncheon:
Date: March 3, 2015
Location: Sheraton Hotel
2015 Awards Luncheon Proudly Sponsored by:
TOP DOG
Versabar, Inc.
BIG DOG
Chevron Corporation
Coastal Cargo

C. Allen Favrot
Goldring Family Foundation
Park Investments, Ltd.
Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
LATEST MEDIA AND RESEARCH


MCC Requests AG Investigation of St. Charles DA          
Latest Research:

2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Accountability Report (Released 7/1/15)
2014 Orleans Parish Judicial Accountability Report – Supplemental Exhibits

Orleans Parish Criminal Justice Accountability Report – May 2015 (Released 5/20/15)
Orleans Parish Criminal Justice Accountability Report – May 2015 – Supplemental Exhibits


Latest Media:

“Big picture: Plummeting arrests for DWI, curfew violations depict deflated New Orleans police force” 8/26/2015; The New Orleans Advocate

“Grand jury probes Peralta appointee’s overlapping parish jobs” 8/3/2015; WWL-TV

“NOPD homicide unit down while murders climb” 7/28/2015; WWL-TV

“Tables turned in battery case after cell phone video ” 7/28/2015; WWL-TV

“Former suspect turns tables, joins suit against ex-DA Walter Reed, ex-prosecutor” 7/24/2015; The New Orleans Advocate

“Broad daylight and cold blood in New Orleans: What do recent gunfights say about city crime” 7/23/2015; The Times-Picayune

“Ex-West Bank Constable Tony Thomassie booked with DWI” 7/16/2015; The Times-Picayune

“New Orleans Judge Camille Buras says she’s repaying court for benefits” 7/16/2015; The Times-Picayune

“Judge Buras applauded for repaying funds used to beef up insurance benefits” 7/16/2015; WVUE

“Orleans judge issues public apology, pledges to repay court fund for allegedly improper benefits ” 7/16/2015; The New Orleans Advocate

“Justice is moving less slowly at Criminal District Court: Editorial” 7/15/2015; The Times-Picayune

“2009 Report: Rape kits go untested” 7/15/2015; WWL-TV

“Don’t let Daryle Holloway’s death be in vain: Editorial” 7/12/2015; The Times-Picayune

“Fox 8 Investigates: Watchdog, mayor’s office call for change as 2 cops scrutinized” 7/10/2015; WVUE

“Fox 8 Investigates: NOPD Officer questioned in Daryle Holloway murder case” 7/9/2015; WVUE

“Letters: Orleans Parish needs fully funded public defenders” 7/6/2015; The New Orleans Advocate

“Orleans criminal judges moving cases more efficiently, report says” 7/1/2015; The Times-Picayune

“Criminal justice watchdog reports progress in resolving cases at Orleans Parish courthouse” 7/1/2015; The New Orleans Advocate

“Orleans Parish DA Leon Cannizzaro could face pressure to pursue death penalty in Travis Boys case” 6/24/2015; The New Orleans Advocate

“Three different guns found in slain officer’s police car” 6/22/2015; WVUE

“Questions linger over NOPD protocols after officer’s death” 6/22/2015; KPLC

“Why Jefferson Parish sheriff bucks nationwide body-cam trend” 6/22/2015; The New Orleans Advocate

“Judge rules firefighter guilty of theft” 6/18/2015; WWL-TV

“St. Charles Parish DA denies preferential treatment for Dufresne” 5/29/2015; St. Charles Herald Guide

“New Traffic Court refrain on plea deals: ‘Take your lick, or go to trial'” 5/26/2015; The New Orleans Advocate

Did Shelley Dufresne receive special treatment? crime commission thinks so” 5/21/2015; The Times-Picayune

“Watchdog group wants AG’s office to investigate handling of teacher sex case” 5/21/2015; WGNO

“Destrehan teacher sex plea deal at the center of Crime commission’s request to probe St. Charles district attorney” 5/21/2015; The New Orleans Advocate

“Group wants investigation of prosecution of teacher accused of sex with student” 5/21/2015; WWL-TV

“St. Charles DA questioned in teacher sex case” 5/21/2015; WVUE

“MCC Requests Investigation of St. Charles DA”

US Attorney’s Press Release: Former Orleans Parish School Board Member Ira Thomas Pleads Guilty to Commit Federal Bribery and Honest Services Wire Fraud – May 13, 2015

NORTHSHORE BUSINESS COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE: Northshore Business Council Engages MCC for St. Tammany Parish Criminal Justice Accountability Project – May 6, 2015

MCC PRESS RELEASE: MCC Announces St. Tammany Parish Criminal Justice Accountability Project – May 6, 2015

 

MCC’S ROLE IN THE RAY NAGIN CORRUPTION CONVICTION

U.S. Attorney’s Office Press Release acknowledges MCC’s role in Nagin Case 7/9/2014

“Former Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison” 7/9/2014; WVUE

US Attorney’s Office Press Release acknowledges MCC’s role in Nagin Case 2/12/2014

MCC announces role in Nagin Case 2/12/2014 (YouTube Video)

“Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin faces long sentence for corruption conviction” 7/3/2014; The Times-Picayune

“Former New Orleans Mayor Found Guilty of Corruption” 2/13/2014;  NPR

“Former New Orleans mayor guilty of graft in Katrina recovery” 2/12/2014;  Reuters

“U.S. Attorney, local watchdogs hail Ray Nagin guilty verdict” 2/12/2014; The Times-Picayune