New Orleans Homicides Up, Detective Ranks Down

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A string of departures among detectives and low morale plague the New Orleans Police Department's homicide unit, which has shrunk to its lowest staffing level in years just as murders continue to stack up, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. With two-and-a-half months left in 2016, most homicide detectives have already hit or exceeded their recommended caseload of six homicide investigations . . .

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