Thursday, May 15, 2014

Serpas Signal

Busy week for the chief.  He's having to beat back yet another round of allegations that his department manipulates statistics in order to downplay serious crimes.
Responding to an inspector general’s audit that uncovered dozens of misclassified rapes, New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas acknowledged Wednesday there is room for improvement in the department’s crime reporting, even as he disputed the audit and insisted no one under his watch has attempted to “game the stats.”
Only one thing that can take our minds off of this unpleasantness and that's padding the stats on less serious violations.
The New Orleans Police Department’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint, in Orleans Parish, on Thursday May 15, 2014, beginning at approximately 9:00 P.M. and will conclude at approximately 5:00 A.M.  Motorists will experience minimal delays and should have the proper documentation available if requested, i.e., proof of insurance, driver’s license, etc.
Drive carefully. 

1 comment:

elsbet said...

Serpas has a PhD in Urban Studies. When I hear him refute the statistics, I hear the language of academics, a dialectic of terms, methodologies and models. He's well-equipped to spin any critique into jargon.