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Municipal Court Funding

Evaluators reviewed Municipal Court funding between 2008 and 2015 and found that three entities were responsible for funding the Court (City, State, and Court), but the ambiguity of the legal framework failed to delineate clearly each entity’s responsibil ...

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Law Department Funding

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the funding of the Law Department, which provide in-house legal counsel for the City. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine taxpayer costs associated with the Law Department's role in th ...

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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Letter to Senator J.P. Morrell RE: Orleans Parish Justice and Rehabilitation Reform Commission

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to LA State Senator J.P. Morrell after the IG's presentation to the Orleans Parish Justice and Rehabilitation Reform Commission. The letter reiterates the cost savings that could be ...

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Follow-up Report: New Orleans's System of City Courts and New Orleans Traffic Court

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its 2011 report "Assessment of New Orleans’ System of City Courts and Performance Review of New Orleans Traffic Court." The review encompassed City and Court policies, finances, and practice ...

Letter to Judge Desiree Charbonnet RE: Municipal Court Personnel Practices

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) wrote to the Chief Administrative Judge at New Orleans Municipal Court (Court) expressing concerns about nepotism at the Court that undermines public confidence in the judiciary.

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Follow-up Report: Municipal Court Remittances to the City

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its 2011 report "A Performance Audit of the Municipal Court's Remittances to the City." Auditors conducted the follow-up to determine whether the Court had implemented OIG recommendations de ...

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 Letter: Municipal Court Take Home Vehicles

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a letter to the City's Chief Administrative Officer to communicate that vehicles assigned to Municipal and Traffic Court are they City's property and there is no legal requirement to provide this be ...

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Assessment of City Courts and Review of Traffic Court

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the efficiency and effectiveness of the City of New Orleans’ system of city courts, with a focus on Municipal Court and Traffic Court. Part I of the report presents an assessment of the City’s co ...

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 ...

Municipal Court Remittances to the City

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) audited Municipal Court's operating expenses to determine whether the Court remitted money to the City's Finance Department in accordance with state law, maintained adequate records of fines and fees colle ...

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Letter to First Assistant District Attorney & Deputy Chief Public Defender RE: NCSC Analysis

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) analyzed a review that the National Center for State Courts performed for the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court on how cases are allotted to different sections of court. The OIG conducted this analysi ...

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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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