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  • Following the shooting death of a 14-year-old alleged intruder in the driveway of a Marigny home July 26, Merritt Landry — who faces a charge of second-degree attempted murder — is the recipient of a defense fund seeking $500,000 from online donors. As of Aug. 2, the social media campaign, managed by family friend Matthew Parson, had raised nearly $8,400. ...

  • New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced July 30 — the day before the department would implement a new policy banning tattoos from the force — that he would delay the new rule until Oct. 6. After facing criticism from local cop organizations and the media, NOPD will instead consider other tattoo-covering alternatives. ...

— Alex Woodward

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