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Letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Sheriff Marlin Gusman RE: Construction of New Jail

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Sheriff Marlin Gusman regarding issues related to the construction of a new jail facility.

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The City's Electronic Monitoring Program Part 2: Implementation and Supervision

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office administration of the City's electronic monitoring program (EMP) to examine EMP operations, review program protocols, assess how the monitoring deputies respon ...

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The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to Sheriff Marlin Gusman to express concern about the selection process for an outside vendor to provide medical and mental health services at the jail. The letter references best pr ...

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Letter to Members of the Orleans Delegation RE: the Inspector General's Opposition to HB 430

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) wrote members of the Orleans delegation to the Louisiana State Legislature to express his opposition to HB 430, which added an exclusion to La. R.S. 44:11 for virtually all personnel records of law enforce ...

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City's Electronic Monitoring Program Administered by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office: Part 1, Budget & Billing

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an evaluation of the City’s Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP) administered by the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO). The objectives of this evaluation were to identify the goals of the EMP ...

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Supplement to Taxpayer/City Funding to the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office in 2011

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a supplement to "Inspection of Taxpayer/City Funding to the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office in 2011." The supplement was issued for the purpose of answering the question: what OPSO sources of public ...

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Letter to State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana RE: Auditor Conflict of Interest

The letter from New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) to the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana asserts that the Campaign Treasurer for Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Albert J. “Joey” Richard, III, has a conflict in appearance and fa ...

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Letter to Louisiana Ethics Board RE: Auditor Conflict of Interest

The letter from New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) to the Louisiana Ethics Board asserts that the Campaign Treasurer for Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Albert J. “Joey” Richard, III, has a conflict in appearance and fact due to his direct involvement i ...

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Taxpayer/City Funding to Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office in 2011

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) documented the City's financial support to the municipal and parish jail system, including budget allocations, City in-kind support, and ad valorem taxes. The report provides a detailed budget picture of t ...

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Actions of the Administrative Judge of New Orleans Municipal Court and the Orleans Parish Sheriff to Retain One Another's Spouses

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) examined the actions of Judge Paul Sens and Sheriff Marlin Gusman to retain the another's spouse to work for the Municipal Court and the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, respectively. Investigators found n ...

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Follow-up Report: Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office Passenger Vehicles

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its 2009 report "Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office Passenger Vehicles." The purpose of the follow-up was to determine if the Sheriff's Office implemented corrective actions to address ...

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Arrest and Detention Policies for Non-Violent and Traffic Offenses

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated policies and practices of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (Sheriff), the New Orleans Municipal Court, and the City Attorney’s Office relating to the ...

Letter to Mayor Nagin RE: Electronic Monitoring of Pretrial Defendants

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to Mayor Nagin regarding the City's decision to cancel a competitive procurement for electronic monitoring services and the City's failure to provide crucial information to potential ...

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Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Vehicles

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted a performance review of the cost and management of passenger vehicles of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office (OPCSO). The objective of the review was to determine the efficiency and effe ...

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