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New Orleans Police Found to Falsify Reports

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New Orleans Police Found to Falsify Reports

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New Orleans Police Found to Falsify Reports

New Orleans Police Found to Falsify Reports

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Five high-ranking New Orleans police officials are fired for falsifying crime statistics by downgrading reported crimes to lesser offenses. One example cited by city officials was renaming an aggravated assault as a "miscellaneous incident." Susan Roesgen of member station WWNO reports.