[Ed. Note: A hit-and-run victim feels her pleas for help were tossed aside after it took NOPD nearly a day to get to the crime scene at her Mid-City home. NOPD Chief Michael Harrison blames the wait on a lack of manpower and says the officers he does have are dealing with more violent crimes that take more time. Click the link below for the full story. ~Kerry.]
by Ryan Naquin
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans
A hit-and-run victim feels her pleas for help were tossed aside after it took NOPD nearly a day to get to the crime scene at her Mid-City home.
“We called around five that afternoon and [officers] didn’t arrive until the next day at 11:30 a.m.,” Robin Borne said.
Borne and other witnesses to the crime waited the 18-and-a-half hours to give their statement after someone sideswiped her car and took off on Oct. 3.
“Between that evening and that morning, I’d say I called about a total of six times, and you could just hear the frustration on their end of kind of saying that it didn’t sound like I was a priority,” Borne said.