For the second time in three years, a federal jury is deciding whether fear or malice drove a former New Orleans police officer to fatally shoot a man outside a strip mall.more>>
For the second time in three years, a federal jury is deciding whether fear or malice drove a former New Orleans police officer to fatally shoot a man outside a strip mall less than a week after Hurricane Katrina's landfall.more>>
FOX 8 News received this press release from the New Orleans Inspector General's office Thursday afternoon:
The investigation disclosed that 4 of 5 of the take-home cars assigned to Traffic Court contained blue emergency lights, an apparent violation of state and local laws. It also revealed that Administrative Judge Robert Jones' take-home car had a license plate cover that partially obscured the license plate, an apparent violation of state and local law. Judge Jones and Judge Sholes failed to report accidents and/or damages to the City Attorney as required. Judges Cade, Jones, Shea, and Sholes, and Clerk of Court Cassanova used their City take-home vehicles for substantial personal use. Judge Sholes declined to be interviewed and expressed the view that the cars belong to the court because they were purchased from the Judicial Expense Fund.
Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux said, "The judges said that they did not respond to emergencies and regarded the cars as an historical benefit. The City paid $152,000 to buy them and thousands more to repair collision damages. These perks are unnecessary and unaffordable."
The report is attached to this press release. Other reports issued by the Office of Inspector General can be viewed and downloaded from the website at http://www.nolaoig.org.
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