New Orleans police chief retiring, 4 years after taking over scandal-plagued agency

  • by: KEVIN McGILL , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 18, 2014 - 6:18 PM

NEW ORLEANS — Four years after taking over the scandal-plagued New Orleans Police Department, Ronal Serpas is stepping down as chief with a mixed legacy: Homicides are at the lowest level in decades, but spates of deadly violence threaten the tourism-dependent city's image.

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