Nearly 15% of NOPD was AWOL during / after Katrina
This according to a New Orleans Times-Picayune
article: NOPD says 249 officers were AWOL after Katrina.
Apparently Chief Compass is going to establish tribunals to "...distinguish out-and-out deserters from those who had compelling reasons to be AWOL"
I will post more on this later, but let's just say that I can only think of one or two "compelling reasons" to be AWOL.
A Republican in San Francisco (Yes, he's under deep cover) relays his tales of interest...
...ok, "interest" is a strong and subjective word but you get the point.