The City of New Orleans Ordered to Pay Several High-Ranking NOPD Officers or Appear in Court

“Worry about retention,” says Burkart, “What incentive does anybody have to a: stay on the job, or b: apply for the job?”


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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Several high-ranking NOPD officers are now hoping the city will pay up. Attorney Raymond Burkart has filed a lawsuit in court saying the City of New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, former NOPD Chief Ronal Serpas, and the City Civil Service Commission have not paid the officers what is owed to them.

“We need to quit the games. We need to quit wasting resources, man hours and money. Simply pay these guys what their owned, and we’re done,” says Burkart.

The group includes 12 NOPD Captains, four of them retired, and one NOPD Major.

The battle dates back for some to April of 2011 when officers were assigned to a trailer in City Park. Burkart says the problem is they’ve been doing work similar to what’s done at the Public Integrity Bureau and now they want their share.

“I’m not sure where this gets…

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