Orleans DA’s office accused of letting nearly 1,300 felony defendants remain fugitives without forfeiting bonds

November 27, 2023 | fox8live.com | By: Ashlyn Brothers NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office has allowed nearly 1,300 felony defendants remain fugitives without having to forfeit their bonds after they failed to appear for scheduled court hearings, the Metropolitan Crime Commission said in a new report. “This is a system failure,”…

Viewpoint: Who is really to blame for New Orleans crime?

By: Danae Columbus | uptownmessenger.com | June 1, 2023 Lawyer Bill Aaron, a former city attorney under Mayor Sidney Barthelemy, raised a few eyebrows recently when he posted support for Republican state Rep. Debbie Villio’s House Bill 321, the Truth and Transparency Act, which would make public the criminal records of juveniles over the age of 13…