Gretna PD working to shake ‘arrest capital’ reputation
GRETNA, La. — Gretna Police have been under a microscope since Hurricane Katrina, leading up to a National Geographic story that called Gretna “the arrest capital of the United States.”
Police leaders are taking the initiative to change that perception and the culture within the department.
“It took a lot of guts,” Dr. Peter Scharf said. “A lot of police departments don’t want outsiders coming in and asking a lot of weird questions.”