June 2020 Press Releases

DA Cannizzaro calls for Councilman Williams to recuse himself from criminal justice matters while under federal investigation

June 9, 2020
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on Tuesday (June 9) called upon New Orleans City Councilman Jason Williams to recuse himself from the Council’s criminal justice affairs. The DA cited the ongoing federal investigation into the defense attorney’s tax affairs, and a series of false statements Williams made last week, as evidence that Williams is ethically conflicted and unfit to continue influencing…
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U.S. District Judge dismisses federal civil rights claims in Singleton lawsuit

June 8, 2020
U.S. District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo on Monday (June 8) issued an important ruling granting defendants partial summary judgment in the lawsuit of Singleton et al. v. Cannizzaro et al, regarding the use of certain DA notices discontinued in April 2017. The ruling is attached at the link below. OPDA Communications Director Ken Daley issued the following statement: “Today‚Äôs…
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