Are You Alcohol Dependent?

Orleans Parish Coroner, Dr. Dwight McKenna, wants you to know what to do if you are dependent on alcohol. If you didn’t know, alcohol use disorder is a common and often untreated condition that is prevalent in the United States. It is a serious disorder that accounts for an estimated 3.8% of all global deaths Read More

Managing Grief During the Holidays The holiday season can be a very difficult time for people who have lost a loved one. Often there are memories of good times and togetherness during the holiday season that remind us of our loss. Holidays sometimes force us to realize how much our lives have been changed by Read More

October, 2018 – Breast Cancer in Men

Breast Cancer in Men…It Happens Do you know that men have breast tissue and they can develop breast cancer? Breast cancer can spread when the cancer cells get into the blood or lymph system and are carried to other parts of the body. This year, there will be about 2,550 new cases diagnosed in men Read More

Statement on the Officer-Involved Shooting of Arties Manning

NEW ORLEANS | January 26, 2017 – “This morning, my office identified the decedent in Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting as Arties Manning, a 26 year old African-American male. Mr. Manning suffered a total of three gunshot wounds to his shoulder, his side, and his back, perforating multiple organs, including the lung, spleen, and liver. There were no Read More

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