ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - It was a big political changing of the guard in St. Tammany Parish Monday morning. Former federal prosecutor Warren Montgomery was sworn in as the new district attorney for St. Tammany and Washington Parish.
He becomes the first new DA in 30 years, succeeding Walter Reed who is now under federal investigation.
In his inaugural speech, Montgomery promised to take politics out of justice. He also promised to work with all factions of St. Tammany Parish, whether they supported his opponent or not, and to bring change to a troubled office.
"I think there are some people there that have been there a long time and are prepared to move on and want to move on. I need people who want to buy into my particular standard of ethics and professionalism," he said.
Montgomery swore in three new division chiefs as the reorganization of his office has already begun.
Two of those chiefs, Colin Sims and Tony Sanders, are former federal prosecutors.
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