City asks judge to exclude some testimony from consent decree hearing
Attorneys for the city of New Orleans today requested that U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan "limit and exclude" testimony and evidence from citizens and interested parties at tomorrow's fairness hearing on the proposed New Orleans Police Department consent decree. Specifically, the city wants to exclude "any testimony related to specific incidents of alleged constitutional violations or police misconduct."
From the city's memorandum in support:
As this Court noted in its August 31, 2012 order, the purpose of the Fairness Hearing is to determine whether the proposed Consent Decree is 'fair, adequate, and reasonable.'? [ Read more ]
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