11/12/2015 11:53 EST | Updated 11/12/2015 11:59 EST

Sidney Torres' French Quarter Task Force Could Be A New Model For Future Policing

“The Justice Department found that everything a police department could do wrong, the NOPD was doing wrong.”

It wasn't until thieves broke into Sidney Torres' home that the New Orleans' businessman realized crime in the city was getting out of control.

The home invasion gave Torres' a first-hand account of the issues facing the city's affluent French Quarter neighborhood: emergency response times that took over an hour, a police department lacking the trust of its people, and a crippling hiring freeze on police officers.

So Torres took the law into this own hands.

But rather than don a cape and cowl like a Mardi Gras Batman, Torres channeled his wealth like a modern-day Bruce Wayne into a partnership that bridged the people and the police.

And Torres' results have been unquestionable.

For more on how one man managed to pave the way for a new model of policing, watch his interview with Ryan Duffy up top.

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