The New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor released its annual report for 2018 on May 30, 2019. The report is available for download here: https://nolaipm.gov/annual-reports/
This OIPM issued this report in accordance with the City Code of Ordinances, Section 2-1121(6), which provides as follows:
(6) Public reporting requirement. The independent police monitor shall be required to issue at least one public report each year, by May 30, to the ethics review board and New Orleans City Council detailing its monitoring and review activities and the appropriate statistical information from the internal investigations office, and other divisions of the New Orleans Police Department. The independent police monitor shall be required to report upon problems it has identified, recommendations made and recommendations adopted by the New Orleans Police Department. The report shall also identify commendable performance by the New Orleans Police Department and improvements made by the department to enhance the department’s professionalism, accountability, and transparency. The criminal justice committee of the New Orleans City Council shall conduct a hearing on each annual report within 30 days of submission. Additional reports relating to policy and training recommendations, matters of significant public interest, or other concerns may be issued throughout the year, such reports shall be submitted to the ethics review board and criminal justice committee of the New Orleans City Council and simultaneously released to the public. The committee will have discretion as to whether to conduct a public hearing relating to such reports.City of N.O. Code of Ordinances, sec. 2-1121(6).