Civilians will answer to non-emergency 911 calls, according to a statement made by the government.
“Resorting to hiring civilians to reply to crime scenes is shocking to the residents and should be very shocking throughout the nation,” attorney and mayoral hopeful Laura Rodrigue said during an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends First” on Tuesday. “They just came out and said that ordinary people will be replying to non-emergency calls that are sent through 911.”
Law enforcement will use civilians to carry out administrative tasks and respond to “non-emergency” calls. The “non-emergency” distinction, in Rodrigue’s opinion, is seriously deceptive.
The issue with that, according to her, is that more than 100 calls for first-degree rape, the much more serious sexual assault in Louisiana that involves a required life sentence, were made to NOPD during the past year, and those calls were categorized as non-emergencies. Therefore, the notion that a case or a call for something dangerous could be labeled as non-emergency “should be alarming to everyone.”
Furthermore, the NOPD is employing new civilian recruits to serve as officers despite their poor credit records and prior drug use since they are in such a rush to fill positions. According to Rodrigue, this will jeopardize criminal proceedings and simply empower lawbreakers.
As a former prosecutor, Rodrigue said, “I can assure you that I would not want a civilian to decide whether or not the evidence needed a warrant, if or not they had the ability to obtain certain evidence, or how to safeguard what we call the link of possession in the conserving of evidence, so you can reveal it in trial when it ultimately goes to trial.”
She continued, “Now we’re merely going to have individuals off the street getting evidence.” “Either that or we have someone who is permitted to show up for work using drugs, who knows how they’ll be trained to get the proof. This is all that was left for us.
One of the cities most affected by the cultural upheaval since the BLM revolution launched its battle against the rule of law in New Orleans. Murders have skyrocketed in the city, increasing by a startling 121 percent compared to 2019 and 78 percent y/y since 2021. Under Democrat administration, this is the new normal, and things will get much worse before they get better.