The latest on resignation of N.O.P.D. leader
"The mayor calls him a hero, but others criticize departing Police Superintendent Eddie Compass, saying the department failed to keep order in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Compass, 47, gave no reason for announcing his resignation Tuesday. Neither he nor Mayor Ray Nagin would say whether he had been pressured to step down ... On the streets of the Algiers neighborhood, the first in Orleans Parish to be open to residents, some said Compass' resignation was no loss."