NOLA cabbies hope new laws can help catch driver's killer
Chris Miller Reporting
The murder of a cabbie overnight has New Orleans homicide detectives searching for clues today.
New Orleans Police say they received a call around 1:00 a.m. of a car crashed into a tree in the 900-block of N. Johnson Street. Cops arrived and found an American Taxi cab. It's 35-year-old driver had been shot multiple times and killed.
At a gas station in Treme hours later, several cabbies gathered and acknowledged the business can be dangerous.
"The sad part is, is that the only time people notice this job is dangerous is when this happens," said taxi driver Ziyad Liben.
Liben told us he hopes new city laws that require cabs to have cameras in the vehicle can help catch the killer.
"What I'm hoping is that the city just put an ordinance that put in a camera and a radio, panic button, all this," Liben said. "I want to see the results of this."