Community Involvement

The Consent Decree expressly contemplates the meaningful involvement of the community. Specifically, Paragraph 461 of the Consent Decree provides that the monitoring team "shall meet with community stakeholders to explain the Monitor's reports, to inform the public about the Agreement implementation process, and to hear community perspectives of police interactions."

Quarterly Meetings

The Office of the Consent Decree Monitor (OCDM) conducts quarterly meetings following the release of each progress report to ensure that citizens are aware and informed of implementation of the Consent Decree and the policies and procedures resulting from implementation.

All quarterly meetings will be open to the public and held in ADA accessible venues. Quarterly meetings are noticed via print and electronic media.

Any person who requires language interpretation or special communication accommodations is encouraged to contact the Consent Decree Monitor at 504.529.5075 or via email at monitoringteam@consentdecreemonitor.com a minimum of 5 working days prior to the meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your needs.

For individuals with disabilities, assistive services or copies of public documents can be provided in an alternate format. Please call 504.529.5075 a minimum of 5 working days prior to the meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your needs.

Special Meetings

The OCDM may conduct special meetings as needed to ensure that the public is informed of the implementation of the Consent Decree and the resulting policies and practices of the NOPD. All special meetings will be open to the public and held in ADA accessible venues. Special meetings will be noticed via print and electronic media.

Public Hearings

The next public hearing will be held in April 19 2017 at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center.  Please see the "Schedule" for details.