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Monday, May 26, 2008

DA Awaits ‘Report Card’

Posted By on Mon, May 26, 2008 at 8:03 PM

By: Allen Johnson

Interim Orleans Parish District Attorney Keva Landrum-Johnson is waiting on the final report of a management audit of her office by the standard-setting National District Attorneys Association.

“She will probably release the final draft once she reviews it,” Dalton Savwoir Jr., a spokesperson for the DA, said in an email last week. Landrum-Johnson has promised to make the report’s findings public. At the urging of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, former DA Eddie Jordan invited the national group to review his troubled office last summer. Jordan announced his resignation Oct. 30, and Landrum-Johnson took over as interim DA. The NDAA review team consisted of five district attorneys from jurisdictions outside Louisiana. The New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation is paying for the study. Qualifying for DA and a slew of Criminal Court judgeships in the fall elections runs July 9-11.

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