A month after finger-pointing by city officials concerned by New Orleans' rapidly rising murder count, the mayor, district attorney, and police chief have announced plans for a new information-tracking tool in the district attorney's office, says the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The system isresembles COMSTAT, a crime statistics accountability program used by the Police Department; it would be financed by business and philanthropic organizations in New Orleans. "The system will focus all the resources of the District Attorney's office on building effective cases against the guilty, especially those who have committed heinous, violent crimes," says . . .
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