December 2019 Press Releases

DA Cannizzaro invites city leaders, stakeholders to collaborate at first Domestic Violence Summit

December 13, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on Friday (Dec. 13) invited city officials, victim advocates, law enforcement partners and other key stakeholders to a collaborative meeting next month aimed at achieving better funding, coordination, protection and services for Orleans Parish domestic violence victims. The 2020 New Orleans Domestic Violence Summit: A Symposium for Solutions will be held in the grand jury auditorium…
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Lemoines Horne indicted for 2 rapes, 24 years apart, based on DNA evidence

December 12, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Dec. 12) secured an indictment charging a previously convicted sex offender with two New Orleans rapes that occurred 24 years apart. Lemoines Horne was charged with one count of aggravated (first-degree) rape, one count of second-degree rape, and single counts of obscenity and failure to register as a sex offender in the four-count…
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Ex-New Orleans church deacon George Brignac indicted on child-rape charge

December 12, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Thursday (Dec. 12) secured an indictment charging a former New Orleans Roman Catholic church deacon with the rape of a preteen boy nearly 40 years ago. George Brignac was charged with one count of aggravated rape in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Brignac faces a mandatory lifetime prison term…
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Domestic violence victim advocates find Orleans DA prosecutions in line with national average

December 11, 2019
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on Wednesday (Dec. 11) commended officials from the New Orleans Family Justice Center and the United Way of Southeast Louisiana for retracting unwarranted criticism and reaffirming their commitment to a partnership aimed at better serving the needs of the city’s domestic violence victims. “The plight of New Orleans’ domestic violence victims should never be exploited for…
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