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Stoned Rats Invade New Orleans Police Department: City Proposes Costly Relocation Plan



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  • Rats have reportedly infiltrated the New Orleans Police Department’s headquarters, breaking into the evidence room and consuming marijuana, as stated by Superintendent Anne Kirkpatrick.
  • The police department’s building is also plagued by a cockroach infestation, mold, lack of air conditioning, and malfunctioning elevators and bathrooms, further exacerbating the working conditions for the staff.
  • City leaders have proposed a plan to lease a new building across the street from the Caesars Superdome for the next 10 years, which is expected to cost approximately $670,000 a year, in addition to an estimated $300,000 for the move.

The New Orleans Police Department’s headquarters, a building already in a state of disrepair, has been invaded by an unexpected foe: rats. These rodents have been breaking into the evidence room and, according to Superintendent Anne Kirkpatrick, consuming the stored marijuana.

“The rats are eating our marijuana. They’re all high,” Kirkpatrick informed council members at a Criminal Justice Committee meeting.

However, the rats are not the only issue plaguing the police department’s headquarters. The building is also infested with cockroaches, mold, and is lacking in air conditioning. Furthermore, the elevators and bathrooms are not functioning properly, adding to the list of problems the staff has to endure.

“When we say we value our employees, you can’t say that and at the same time allow people to work in conditions that are not acceptable,” Kirkpatrick pointed out.

She noted that such dire working conditions can significantly lower morale, which has already been a concern for NOPD in recent years. The department has been grappling with record staffing issues following the defund the police movement of 2020.

“Where you work, where you live is not appropriate, it’s going to impact morale, so that has been a big factor,” she said.

Adding to the unpleasantness of the situation, Kirkpatrick mentioned that staff members sometimes arrive at work to find rat droppings on their desks.

In response to these issues, city leaders have proposed a plan to lease a new building for the police department. The proposed building is located across the street from the Caesars Superdome and the lease is expected to last for the next 10 years.

The new lease is anticipated to cost roughly $670,000 a year, in addition to an estimated $300,000 to actually move personnel to the new location. The police department is hoping to move into the new location in May, pending a full city council vote for final approval.


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  1. Annette

    March 23, 2024 at 6:44 pm

    Yet the Mayor is living high on the hog cut her pay take care o the people who really work

  2. Bobby

    March 23, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    The whole City of New Orleans is a Rat hole. I live in Louisiana and it’s Off Limits for me. I value my life too much !
    Like the last Mayor referred to NO, it’s a Chocolate City !

  3. Nancy J

    March 23, 2024 at 8:40 pm

    Have all of the officers who aren’t on duty come in and help move stuff. They can rent U-Haul trucks and get boxes and tape at the dollar store for a whole lot LESS THAN 300,000. That’s ridiculous!!!!! Also, make sure those boxes come in clean get packed up off of the floor, and the things put inside are clean of all droppings and eggs from the roaches too. Then tape them up and take them to the new place right away before the vermin have time to catch on to what’s up

    • Bob

      March 25, 2024 at 12:32 am

      Simple solution, take the stored marijuana to a state where it is legal, and sell it. Should make enough money to pay for a new police station, or at least make a sizable down payment. Politicians and government people are so ignorant.

  4. bubbagyro

    March 24, 2024 at 1:13 pm

    Maybe we can take back some of the “new” issue $63 Billion, which is the amount annually budgeted for roads, bridges, and infrastructure, which INSTEAD was given to dictator Zelinsky to continue the massacre of Ukraininans in that stupid and evil foreign war. Or take back some of the previous $150 Billion and use it for rat catchers and New Orleans infrastructure?



  5. Earnest T Bass

    March 27, 2024 at 2:17 pm

    Well Bob. You can’t fix STUPID

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