New Orleans wants judge to vacate police consent decree
The city of New Orleans has asked a judge to vacate the Department of Justice's consent decree for the NOPD.
A filing was made Thursday afternoon.
The conclusion on the filing says "The city's motion to vacate should be granted under Rule 60(b) because the DOJ acted in bad faith and misled the city on key issues related to the Consent Decree"
"Such misconduct," said the filing "warrants a grant of the city's motion."
Mayor Mitch Landrieu has said that he is upset with the lack of funding for the reforms and today's motion seems to take the disagreement over the consent decree between the city and the feds to the next level.
WWL-TV reports the City filed more than 1,700 pages in the motion to vacate the decree.