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Last updated on August 3rd, 2017 at 11:48 am
It was reported in the wake of Hurricane Katrina that police had once fired 700 blank rounds in a New Orleans suburb … following which not a single call was made to authorities. Turns out this was inaccurate:
Instead, about 900 rounds of live ammunition were fired by officers over a two-day period in December 2003 during a demonstration of a gunshot detection system for the New Orleans Police Department, said George Orrinson, of Planning Systems Inc., an engineering and technology company demonstrating the system. Orrinson said the company was told by police that one public call came in about the gunfire.
New Orleans wasn’t so numb to violence after all.