Steeg Law is delighted to raise awareness for the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC). The MCC is a non-profit, citizen’s organization dedicated to exposing public corruption, improving the administration of justice, and reducing the incidence of crime in order to improve the quality of life for citizens in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge metropolitan areas and throughout Louisiana.
Through its programs, the MCC holds public officials and employees accountable for corrupt, unethical, and wasteful practices and works to enhance the safety of our community.
About the Metropolitan Crime Commission
The MCC was established in February 1952 to investigate alleged public corruption in the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). The MCC continues to monitor the conduct of those working in the criminal justice system, educate the public of its findings, and initiate programs whose ultimate effects are to reduce and impede violent crime and public corruption. A Board of Directors comprised of a cross section of community leaders has guided the MCC throughout its history. Managing Partner, Robert M. Steeg, currently serves as a Board Member.
Since 1952 the organization has expanded its efforts beyond the realm of Orleans Parish and the NOPD. The MCC is currently active in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, and the Baton Rouge metro area and has worked with over 22 different law enforcement agencies on the federal, state, and local levels in the fight against crime and public corruption.
Through the MCC’s sources and investigations, the organization has uncovered numerous instances of corruption and wrongdoing. Also, its research program has brought transparency to criminal justice system performance and framed key public safety issues.
Throughout the organization’s history, it has been influential in the passage and adoption of a variety of legislative initiatives such as advocating for harsher penalties for felons with firearms, passage of the Organized Control Act of 1970, requiring public officials convicted of felonies to be removed from office, and providing officers the discretion to use summons for misdemeanor violations. The MCC has also participated in the genesis of public agencies and community movements, and provided accountability that has shaped operations of public entities.
MCC Case Files
The MCC remains vigilant in the fight against government waste and corruption. Following is a brief sample of recent cases since the official inception of their Anti-Public Corruption program in 1993.
- Orleans Parish School Board President and Diversity Contracting Director convicted for bribery scheme
- MCC referral results in indictment of former St. Tammany Parish DA’s Office Investigator for felony false swearing on an arrest warrant
- MCC requested the Louisiana Attorney General probe the St. Charles District Attorney’s handling of sex case involving Destrehan High School teacher
MCC case files from 1993 to 2015 can be accessed here.
Why Support MCC?
Crime and corruption are among the most significant problems facing our community. These problems not only stifle existing businesses, but they also drive new businesses away from the state. Everyone suffers as a result. By supporting the MCC, you are part of the solution. Your support helps the organization continue its work to combat crime and corruption throughout Louisiana.
Learn more about multiple ways that you or your company can make a tax-deductible donation to support the Metropolitan Crime Commission by clicking here.