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Civil rights lawsuit over fake subpoenas, witness arrests allowed to go forward, judge rules
A federal lawsuit against Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and several of his prosecutors — alleging that they violated people’s civil rights through the use of fake subpoenas and unlawfully obtained arrest warrants against witnesses and crime victims — will be allowed to go forward. Calling the use of fake subpoenas cited in the lawsuit an allegation of “systematic fraud,” federal Judge Jane Triche Milazzo on Thursday issued a ruling that rejected much of Cannizzaro’s request that the case be dismissed.
Plus, following this week’s decision to OK a controversial power plant, a look at the relationships — business and political — between some City Council members and Entergy. And more on the Mosaic Fertilizer wastewater situation in St. James Parish.
Plus, Entergy hits another snag on proposed power plant. NOPD makes some progress meeting consent decree requirements, but it’s still not quite there. And rural communities across the state may soon have to take action on their aging water systems.
Three New Orleans City Council members will introduce a resolution to “rescind and repeal” the council’s March 2018 approval of Entergy New Orleans’ proposed $211 million power plant in eastern New Orleans.
Plus a year in review from our weekly podcast Behind The Lens. A vote to hand control of McDonogh 35 to a charter group means New Orleans is likely to become the first major city in the country without traditional, direct-run schools. And one of the city’s most desirable elementary schools will not accept new pre-K students next year.