Michael Harrison named New Orleans Chief of Police



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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – As communities rallied across the city to heighten crime awareness and drug prevention, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu chose the 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime to announce the new Chief of Police.

WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter has details and reaction from Algiers.

A big high school marching band set the tone for a big announcement in Algiers.

Some of the city’s most notable leaders were there as New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu officially named Michael Harrison the New Orleans Chief of Police.

“You know, he’s a guy who’s got great experience, 23 years. National Guard. He has a master’s degree in criminal justice. He’s a guy who’s got great integrity and he’s got a really nice touch,” Landrieu said.

Harrison was named Interim Chief back in August, when former Chief Ronal Serpas announced his retirement.

Since then, the New…

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