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Sheriff's Office buys gas guzzlers while taxpayers in city pick up the fuel costs

By Matt Davis, The Lens staff writer | Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman bought 46 vehicles for his office since 2008 with an average city gas consumption of just 13.6 miles per gallon, records show. Gusman has little incentive to buy fuel-efficient vehicles because the City of New Orleans, not Gusman’s office, pays for his […]