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 . . .
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