Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
In the city the police are investigating a series of robberies along the old 51 bus route in the area of the city known as Wilson Heights. Captain Harris (G.W. Bailey) and Lt. Proctor (Lance Kinsey) stake out a bank, but the Wilson Heights gang, composed of Ace (Gerrit Graham) a skilled gunman, Flash (Brian Seeman) an acrobatic martial artist, and Ox (Darwyn Swalve) a strong man, manages to elude capture.
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege
The team decides to clear his name by investigating and solving the crimes themselves. Having Hooks access data files from a computer, Nick deduces that the robberies are occurring along the old bus line in the city, thus intentionally lowering property values in that part of the city prior to the announcement of a new replacement line system. They also learn that someone must be leaking information to the criminals, which is why they are always one step ahead of the police.
The police academy force finds and does battle with the Wilson Heights gang during a city wide blackout, taking down Ace, Flash, and Ox, while Nick chases the leader. A pursuit follows, which leads to Commissioner Hurst's office, where they find Commissioner Hurst. But, after the real Commission Hurst arrives, Hightower unmasks the fake Hurst to reveal that the mastermind has been the mayor all along. Caught, the mayor admits that Captain Harris has been unwittingly leaking information during his daily meetings with him, and how he could have made billions off the properties if it had not been for Lassard and his team. Hurst then apologizes to Lassard and reinstates him and his team, and a plaque is given to honor the officers' bravery the next day.
Some of the landmarks and people in the film reference Toronto, the city where most of the first four Police Academy films were filmed. The police station is called Oakdale Police Station, referencing the Oakdale area of Toronto which a small area between the western intersections of Highway 400 and Finch Avenue, extending to just south of Sheppard Avenue, and east just past Jane Street. This is often referred to as part of the Downsview area of Toronto. Additionally, the criminal organization behind the crime wave in the city is called the Wilson Heights Gang, a reference to Wilson Heights Boulevard, a street in the Downsview area. The specific area itself is called Wilson Heights as well.
The ordinance, backed by then-Mayor Marc Morial, was essentially a move to enforce a residency rule for city workers that had been sitting on the books for decades. The move came during a period of record bloodshed in a city that was more than 60 percent black, with a police force that was 57 percent white.
A manpower crunch that continues to bedevil the New Orleans Police Department has, at least for now, quelled the kind of political heat that erupted over the issue in Baton Rouge, where 67 percent of officers are white in a city that's 55 percent black. Department leaders in Baton Rouge have said this issue is a priority and recent academy classes have included high percentages of minority officers.
Serpas, who had served under former New Orleans police Superintendent Richard Pennington when the council passed the ordinance in 1995, said such policies originated as a way to capture local tax dollars. Other arguments in favor of them "ring hollow," he said.
Some critics saw the rule under Morial as a vehicle for leapfrogging black officers up the ranks, though a Times-Picayune report in 2005 found several instances in which NOPD brass who lived outside the city slid past the bar to promotion. 041b061a72