Today, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan was scheduled to select one of the two final firms that would monitor the New Orleans Police Department and implement reforms as ordered under the federal consent decree. That decision has been postponed another two weeks until May 14.
This morning, the 10-member committee overseeing the selection filed a joint motion to postpone for more time to agree on the finalist. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration selected Chicago-based consulting firm Hillard Heintze, while the U.S. Department of Justice picked the Los Angeles-based international law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.
Read more about the two firms in Gambit — and the strengths, weaknesses, potential conflicts and what others have to say about them.
You can download the proposals and other attached documents from this large .zip file.