NEW ORLEANS | March 27, 2017 In New Orleans, accidental drug-related deaths in 2016 were more than double that of 2015. There were 211 drug-related deaths in 2016 as compared to 92 drug-related deaths in 2015. This is likely the first time that drug-related deaths have surpassed homicides in the history of New Orleans. Toxicological analysis Read More
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
NEW ORLEANS | August 24, 2016 – “On Sunday, August 21, 2016, Mr. Porche was involved in an incident at the corner of Law and New Orleans streets with Louisiana State Police and New Orleans Police Department officers and was transported to University Medical Center, where he expired. In keeping with my policy regarding deaths involving Read More
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.
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