Statement on the Shooting Death of Will Smith

NEW ORLEANS | April 13, 2016 – “On Saturday, April 9th, William Smith suffered multiple gunshot wounds and expired at the scene of the shooting. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office was informed of his death, and the Coroner, the Chief Investigator, and the on-call Death Investigator attended the scene.

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Coroner’s Office Adopts New Policies to Address In-Custody and Law Enforcement-Related Deaths

NEW ORLEANS | November 10, 2014—Orleans Parish coroner, Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, unveiled new protocols for in-custody or law enforcement-related deaths today to support the office’s mission to serve the needs of city residents, law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders in Orleans Parish. These efforts are a significant step in improving the transparency and accountability of Read More