Sheriff Responds To Indictments Of Video Taped Inmates

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Inmates who are accused of appearing in and outside of the now closed house of detention in Orleans Parish face new charges.

Video shows the 14 inmates with money, weapons and drugs.

District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro announced the indictments this morning.

In a statement Sheriff Marlin Gusman said “I am pleased with the results that followed my request of District Attorney Cannizzaro to investigate this matter impartially.  My office cooperated fully with the District Attorney on this investigation.  Our office will continue to work with the DA to pursue prosecution of these individuals to the fullest extent of the law.”

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