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Northshore residents, watchdogs react to Walter Reed indictment

Walter Reed indicted on corruption charges. Walter Reed indicted on corruption charges.

The indictment of Walter Reed came as something of a relief here on the northshore where residents have had to endure a near constant barrage of negative stories, about the former D.A.'

“ I think most of the things that took the longest, was the due diligence, with the DA being the most powerful person...they had to do it right,” said northshore whistleblower Terry King.

Many residents were disgusted.

“I thought it was sickening, an embarrassment...I didn't approve of anything he did,” said Tawny Morrow of Mandeville.

The group Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany has been collecting information on allegations of wrongdoing.

“I'm not pleasantly surprised or happy, but this has been a continuing problem in St. Tammany, and we're not going to stop until we rid Tammany of corruption," said Gary Leonard with CCST.

Theresa Sullivan of Slidell summed it this way: “It's disturbing that people are elected to a position and don't take it serious," she said. "We need to do better.”

St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister released the following statement:

“This Parish has endured several scandals over the last few years brought on by old school political players. Today's indictment of our former, long-time District Attorney is another sad example of alleged corruption and misuse of the public trust,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “It is my hope that this Parish will suffer its last embarrassment today and that we can move past the misgivings and abuses by people whom we entrust with public responsibilities and taxpayers' monies. We are confident that justice will be served.”

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