2 Notations to 2015 Data & Statistics Report
Court Watch NOLA has added 2 footnotes to its previously published 2015 Data & Statistics Report to include the following new information:
- The number of arrests made in New Orleans Police Department First District (“NOPD”) includes arrests made at the Orleans Justice Center jail, the New Orleans Police Department Headquarters, and the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, all of which are located in NOPD’s First District. If arrests made at these three locations are subtracted from the Arrests by District chart on page 5 of the Report, then the First District’s numbers are on par with the other Districts’ arrest numbers.
- The percentage of cases terminated by nolle prosequi, depicted in the Case Dispositions chart on page 11 of the Report, includes 377 clients who were accepted into the OPDA’s Diversion Program in 2015 as an alternative to continued prosecution.
2020 profoundly impacted our community, challenging each of us uniquely. For the first time in over a century, our country struggled to contain a deadly pandemic, and many of us lost loved ones. In a city known for coming together, we had to stay apart to keep each other safe. Within weeks of our city’s […]
BREAKING: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied District Attorney Cannizzaro’s request for immunity. Defendants argue that creating and issuing the fake subpoenas was protected prosecutorial conduct because it “relate[d] to the core prosecutorial function of preparing evidence and testimony for trial.” But the Supreme Court has squarely rejected this broad interpretation of absolute immunity. […]
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision denying Cannizzaro’s appeal for creating fraudulent subpoenas. Please read the appeals decision here. 4.21.20 Singleton v. Cannizzaro Fifth Circuit Opinion