Freret Security District Planned

Freret Security District Open Discussion

Posted on January 12, 2013 at 1:09 PM

 NEW ORLEANS – Eddie Goodrich is lucky to be alive.

“I was shot in the shoulder. I still do have the bullet in me,” said Goodrich. A robber shot Goodrich last month inside Dat Dog, where he serves as general manager. The bullet came within inches of killing him. “Where it hit, and where it ended up is nothing short than a miracle,” said Goodrich. He spoke to the media for the first time Friday in an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News. The NOPD arrested the man suspected of shooting Goodrich within days of the crime.

Now, neighborhood leaders are looking into private security patrols for the area. They’ve been researching the idea since October, and presented details to the community this week. “Having that private 24/7 security detail is one more set of eyes on the neighborhood that is an immediate liaison to the NOPD,” said Kellie Grengs, volunteer board member for the New Freret.


From January 8, 2013
Volunteers of the Freret Security District Steering Committee shared additional information about the implementation of private patrols in the Freret area at the Neighbors United meeting. As reported from WGNO- Channel 26:

Another Uptown neighborhood is planning to join the ranks of communities with private security patrols.

Residents of the Freret Community met Tuesday night to further discuss ways of keeping their neighborhood safe.

Freret neighbors are enjoying rebirth and renewal; exciting new neighbors, and thriving new businesses.

It’s why neighborhood leaders gathered to talk about ways to keep the area safe.

Newly elected City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell was there.