The District Attorney’s Office for Orleans Parish in Louisiana has agreed to be subject to oversight to settle a lawsuit over its use of fake subpoenas and intimidation to illegally coerce and jail victims and witnesses, the American Civil Liberties Union has announced.
The lawsuit stemmed from policies enacted by former District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, the ACLU said. The settlement was reached with New Orleans’ new district attorney, Jason Williams.
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