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Loyola police chief says of recent Boot assaults, “we’re dealing with predators”

Loyola police chief says of recent Boot assaults, “we’re dealing with predators”

Emma Ruby, News Editor

September 6, 2019

**Sept. 7 update: Other media outlets have reported that the two students who reported similar off-campus sexual assaults were both Loyola students. Nola.com reported Friday night that university officials had confirmed both reports were made by Loyola students. Director of University Police Todd Warr...

Tulane officers shoot at indecent exposure suspect on campus

Tulane officers shoot at indecent exposure suspect on campus

Erin Snodgrass

September 6, 2019

Tulane police officers opened fire today on a former contract employee wanted for indecent exposure and trespassing, after spotting him on campus around 1:30 p.m., according to a Tulane University Police Department press release. Following the shooting, the subject is now in custody. A New Orleans...

Second off-campus sexual assault reported

Erin Snodgrass

September 5, 2019

For the second time in two weeks, the Loyola University Police Department is warning students to be on the lookout after an off-campus sexual assault occurred early in the morning on Thursday, Sept. 5. The details of the crime are remarkably similar to an Aug. 24 assault that was also initiated at Th...

University police issue crime alert for off campus sexual assault

Erin Snodgrass

August 27, 2019

Loyola police are warning the community to be cautious after an off-campus sexual assault occurred on Saturday, Aug. 24. According to an email sent to students by Director of University Police Todd Warren, the victim was approached at the Boot Bar and Grill by an unknown male subject claiming to be a ...

The POM aims to enhance student safety

The POM aims to enhance student safety

Rose Wagner

August 23, 2018

As a new round of freshmen ran around Monroe Library for a scavenger hunt, ate free sno-balls and eagerly met their classmates, Peace of Mind Company tabled in the Danna Center selling the POM, a security device for the scarier side of campus life. The POM is a key fob device that can act as an emergency...

Mayor: Violent crime is down in New Orleans

Mayor: Violent crime is down in New Orleans

Daniel Williams

January 19, 2018

Violent crimes and homicides in New Orleans have been reduced due to efforts of the crime control initiative NOLA for Life, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at a press conference on Jan. 4. From 2016 to 2017, the city's murder rate dropped 10 percent. Landrieu cited this along with a 19 percent drop in armed...

Police: bike thefts “the biggest thing right now happening on campus”

Mairead Cahill

September 20, 2017

A spike in Uptown bicycle thefts have some Loyola students concerned about security on campus as the New Orleans Police Department described the issue as a “major problem.” In the weekly Second District NOPD MAX meeting, a district informational discussion, on Sept. 5, officials discussed the...

Modern Slavery Research Project comes out with new data about human trafficking

Modern Slavery Research Project comes out with new data about human trafficking

Colleen Dulle and Haley Pegg

April 28, 2017

UPDATED: April 29, 2017 at 12:43 p.m. Nearly one in five homeless youths are victims of human trafficking. This statistic was among the new findings from Loyola University New Orleans’ Modern Slavery Research Project. Between February 2014 and June 2016, members of the project conducted a full study on ...

Uptown sees increase in vehicle break-ins

Uptown sees increase in vehicle break-ins

John Casey

March 31, 2017

Since Mardi Gras’ conclusion, crime in the university area has leveled out, according to the NOPD.The New Orleans Police Department Second District held its monthly crime report meeting at Touro Hospital last Tuesday evening. District officials said crime is up eight percent this year, due to a ...

Uptown sees drop in persons crimes and residential burglaries

Uptown sees drop in persons crimes and residential burglaries

John Casey

March 17, 2017

Crime over the past week has decreased since the Mardi Gras season, according to New Orleans Police Department officials at the weekly district meeting. Only four persons crimes, or crimes involving bodily harm to an individual, were reported in the second district. Persons crimes were down from last...

Organization confronts transgender violence

Organization confronts transgender violence

Haley Pegg

March 15, 2017

Following a spree of violence against members of the transgender community, transgender people and allies gathered to confront the issue. Jada Cardona is the founder and executive director of an organization called Transitions Louisiana, which aims to help transgender individuals lead a happy, healthy...

Uptown increases in property crimes

John Casey

March 13, 2017

Several key arrests in the university area are likely to lead to a significant drop in property crime throughout Uptown, according to police officials at the weekly New Orleans Police Department crime meeting. A NOPD official said that crime overall is up 10 percent in the district in the year to d...

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