Saturday, July 14, 2007

About Time!!

DA Jordan outlines staff reorganization

Posted by The Times-Picayune July 13, 2007 8:27PM



Facing mounting criticism of how his office handled a high-profile murder case, Orleans Parish District Attorney Eddie Jordan on Friday announced a staff shake-up that will shift the homicide cases to a more experienced team of prosecutors, while also asking a national organization to evaluate how his office is operating.

As Jordan made these announcements, four City Council members sent a letter to the Louisiana Supreme Court, asking that the justices look at the DA's office, potentially discipline Jordan through its powers over lawyers and determine whether they are able to appoint a special prosecutor to help run the office and prosecute violent crime cases.

The letter was written by Council President Arnie Fielkow and also signed by Councilwomen Cynthia Hedge-Morrell, Shelley Midura, and Stacy Head. Midura on Thursday had sent another letter to Jordan, asking him to resign

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