Tour Worker Shown Photo Lineup Of Possible Assault Suspects

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Sources confirm to WGNO News that a tour guide was shown a photo lineup Friday morning to try to catch her attacker.

According to the woman, a city employee assaulted her while she was leading a walking tour through the French Quarter.

The accused worker is an employee for the Taxicab Bureau and is suspended without pay pending the outcome of the police investigation.

Tom Schlosman, the attorney for the woman, says he’s seen murder cases go to trial with less evidence.  He wonders why the accused city worker has yet to be arrested.  The photo lineup may be the next step in that direction.

At least three walking tour companies are represented by Schlosman.  The companies’ owners say the city workers recently began harassing them.  They say the attack on the woman is the most severe case.  But they list other examples of Taxicab Bureau workers stopping tours to check the credentials of the guides and to count their customers then, after a lengthy delay, citing the tour guides for operating too late into the evening.

During the photo, lineup, the victim of the assault was shown six photos.  She was able to select one of the photos as her attacker, but there’s no word yet on whether she chose the accused city worker or someone else.