The United States and the city of New Orleans announced today that public meetings would be held regarding a consent decree court monitor for the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The United States and the city of New Orleans on Sept. 6, 2012 issued a request for proposals to serve as the consent decree court monitor for NOPD. In response, the United States and the city of New Orleans received 12 proposals. The United States and the city of New Orleans formed an evaluation committee to evaluate those proposals and select a consent decree court monitor. The committee met publicly on March 7, 2013 and selected five candidates to be interviewed for the position. Those five candidates are:
1. The Bromwich Group
2. Elite Performance Assessment Consultants LLC
3. Hillard Heintze
4. OIR Group
5. Sheppard Mullin
The proposals submitted by each of these candidates can be found at www.justice.gov/crt/about/spl/ and at http://new.nola.gov/purchasing/consent-decree/ . On April 2 and April 3, 2013 beginning at 8 a.m. CST, the Evaluation Committee will hold public meetings in which each of these candidates will be interviewed. The meetings will be held in the Superdome, in the Bienville Club Lounge. The Bienville Club Lounge can be accessed through the Gate B plaza level entrance in Garage 1.
There also will be opportunities for public comment at the meetings on April 2 and 3. At those meetings, each monitor candidate will be allowed to make a presentation of up to 30 minutes. Following each presentation, the public will be given up to 30 minutes in which to comment. Following the public comments, the evaluation committee may spend up to one hour asking questions of the monitor candidates.
If you wish to provide written comments about the process or the prospective monitor, you are encouraged to submit those comments by email to New Orleans City Attorney Richard Cortizas at email@example.com . Please note “Re: NOPD Consent Decree Court Monitor” in the e-mail subject line. Comments also may be mailed or hand-delivered to the following address:
City of New Orleans Attorney
City of New Orleans
Re: NOPD Consent Decree Court Monitor
1300 Perdido St.
New Orleans 70112
The Department of Justice and the city of New Orleans will review any comments received by March 29, 2013, prior to the presentations. All written comments must be provided by 12:00 p.m. CDT on April 8, 2013. The city of New Orleans will file copies of all public comments received in the electronic record of United States of America v. City of New Orleans, Civil Action No. 12-1924 (E.D. La.).