Louisiana DA’s office settles all claims over the use of fake subpoenas

Louisiana DA’s office settles all claims over the use of fake subpoenas

Louisiana DA’s office settles all claims over the use of fake subpoenas

The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office has settled a long-running federal civil rights lawsuit over New Orleans prosecutors’ use of fake subpoenas — along with other hardball tactics under former DA Leon Cannizzaro — according to court records.

The suit, brought by the Washington-based organization Civil Rights Corps and the ACLU on behalf of a group of plaintiffs who claimed they were jailed, or threatened with jail, after allegedly failing to cooperate with criminal prosecutions. Most of those plaintiffs said the DA’s office served them with so-called “DA subpoenas,” a term prosecutors used to refer to the bogus subpoenas.


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This post originally appeared here: https://thelensnola.org/2021/07/29/das-office-settles-all-claims-in-civil-rights-suit-over-use-of-fake-subpoenas/

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