City deal with Superdome operator over NOPD details clears City Council, but not without protest

  // Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:45 //

A fight over hours and pay for off-duty cops guarding the crowds at Saints games this season has led to a rare edit of the sweeping

federal order meant to overhaul the New Orleans Police Department.

The City Council unanimously agreed to let SMG, the management company that runs the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Smoothie King Center and Champions Square, take over management and payment of police officers when they're working sports, concerts and other events at

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