State attorney general asks judges to recuse themselves from Cantrell case

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a motion asking all of the judges in Orleans Criminal District Court to recuse themselves from involvement in the investigation into Mayor-Elect LaToya Cantrell's use of city credit cards.

In the motion, he noted that even the judge who signed the subpoenas for Cantrell recused herself afterward.

He also pointed out that the elected magistrate commissioner, Harry Cantrell, is the mayor-elect's father-in-law.

He asked for the court to recuse itself to avoid any appearance of bias or impartiality.