Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has reversed a 4-year-old policy of funneling state misdemeanor cases to Municipal Court and has started sending them to Criminal District Court in response to a recent cut in city funding for his office.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
It's late but Leon Cannizzaro is making a run at asshole of the year... locally, anyway. The DA is having a fit because he's lost about 5 percent of his budget in order that the city can help fund a barely functional public defender's office. He's retaliating by taking it out on poor people caught up in bullcrap.