On Monday, Attorney General Liz Murrill and Orleans Parish
District Attorney Jason Williams met at the Louisiana Department of Justice to execute
the historic agreement between their offices.
In the agreement, first announced at the Superdome in
November, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office and the Louisiana
Attorney General’s Office agree that the Louisiana’s Attorney General’s Office
shall have the authority to prosecute any and all criminal matters in Orleans
Parish that result from an arrest or investigation conducted by the Louisiana
State Police or any law enforcement agencies working under the direction of or
in cooperation with the Louisiana State Police.
“We’re executing the cooperative endeavor agreement to reboot New Orleans and make sure that New Orleans is safe for all of our people, the people who live there and the people who visit there,” said General Murrill. I would like to thank DA Williams, Governor Landry, and Colonel Hodges for their hard work. I know that we’ve had great response from the people of New Orleans, and I believe that our partnership is what’s going to work."