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Budget meeting gives chance for public to meet new interim police chief

  // Monday, 18 August 2014 22:51 //

Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- A meeting aimed at getting public input on the city budget also became an opportunity to introduce NOPD’s new interim chief.

Several neighbors say they’re glad to see new leadership and hope the chief can address their concerns.

“What I want to do is start off the night by introducing you to your new police chief,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu, “Chief Michael Harrison.

Harrison attended his first public meeting in his new role Monday night and briefly shared his vision for the department.

“I am fully committed to this task, and we as a department are fully committed to making every neighborhood in New Orleans a safe neighborhood,” he said.

Landrieu joked that Harrison doesn’t have an easy task ahead

“He promised me he was going to fix all y’all’s crime problems by Christmas today,” he said, laughing.

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