Request #18-2076




Custodian of Records

New Orleans Police Department

715 S. Broad Street

New Orleans, LA. 70119



Dear Sir/Madam:

Pursuant to the Louisiana Public Records Law, R.S. § 44:1 et seq., I request the production of the following public records:

1)            Complete and current records of any/all firearms known to be missing/stolen/unaccounted for, for any employee of the New Orleans Police Department for the time period of 1/1/2013 to 4/6/2018. This should include, but not be limited to, any firearm that was issued by the department, on loan to or assigned to the employee by NOPD or any other public agency, any personnel firearm or any firearm belonging to someone else that was taken while in the possession of any NOPD employee.

2)            Complete and current records/reports on each firearm covered under request #1 for the same time period as outlined in #1. This should include, but not be limited to, information on when the firearm was found to have been missing/stolen/unaccounted for, the location of the incident, the date of the incident, the time of the incident, the model and make of each firearm, the serial number of each firearm, a general description of each firearm (pistol, rifle, etc.), photographs and/or videos of the firearms and all remarks, review results and findings by investigators involving each firearm.

3)            Complete and current records which show the particular part of the operations or patrol manual for any/all employees of NOPD dealing with the rules/guidelines regarding their firearms responsibilities.


Please produce these records electronically in a format readily available to any citizen.

In accordance with R.S. § 44:32(C)(2), I request a waiver of fees associated with the production of the requested information as these requested records are for the public purpose of research as part of legitimate news gathering. However, if such a waiver is not granted and the cost of the production of these records exceeds $50, please notify me by email or phone (below).

If you deny any part of this request, please cite each specific exemption to the Louisiana Public Records Law that you have determined justifies the refusal to produce the records.  Please feel free to contact me at any time using the contact information below. 



Thank you for your time and consideration.



Chris Slaughter


504 679 0728


April 24, 2018 via web


May 7, 2018


Media Request - NOPD


Chris Slaughter






Point of Contact

Jezreel Joseph

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Our office has closed this request. Please remit payment and/or schedule an appointment to review records.

Please be advised that records responsive to your request have been compiled and are available for your review, or you may purchase the records for the amount stated in the previous message our office just sent you.



Please contact Assistant City Attorney Jezreel Joseph at 504-658-5866 to schedule a time to review the records.


We accept check or money order ONLY payable to the City of New Orleans.


You may remit payment and retrieve the records directly from Mrs. Joseph located in the Public Affairs Office at NOPD Headquarters (Fifth Floor). 

Or you may mail payment to our office; upon receipt of payment we will mail/electronically release the records to the address you provide.

Please schedule a date and time with Mrs. Joseph prior to picking up records to ensure that the records are ready for your viewing.  Or you may mail payment to our office; upon receipt of payment we will mail the records to the address you provide.

Mail to or pick-up from: 

New Orleans Police Department

Public Affairs Office

ATTN: Jezreel Joseph

715 South Broad Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70119


May 2, 2018, 3:03pm
Due Date Changed Public
05/07/2018 (was 04/27/2018). Police Academy is working to pull responsive records.
April 30, 2018, 11:14am
Request Published Public
April 25, 2018, 4:31pm
Department Assignment Public
Removed: New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).
April 24, 2018, 12:35pm
Department Assignment Public
Added: Media Request - NOPD.
April 24, 2018, 12:34pm
Request Published Public
April 24, 2018, 11:49am
Department Assignment Public
New Orleans Police Department (NOPD)
April 24, 2018, 11:41am
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
April 24, 2018, 11:41am