An Orleans Parish judge didn’t know a prosecutor used a fake subpoena when he asked her to issue an arrest warrant for a domestic violence victim in January, according to a transcript of the hearing. The transcript contradicts a claim Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro made last week in an interview with The Lens. He said Criminal District Judge Laurie White knew when she issued the arrest warrant that the prosecutor had used a “DA subpoena,” the office’s term for a fake subpoena.
In defending the use of fake subpoenas that threatened fines and jail, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said he doesn’t know of anyone who’s been locked up for ignoring one. That’s not for lack of trying. In January, a prosecutor sought to arrest a victim of alleged domestic violence in part because she had failed to obey a fake subpoena. A judge issued the arrest warrant, but she soon recalled it after the DA’s office decided to drop charges against the victim’s ex-boyfriend.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former 911 call center administrator who was fired for badmouthing former Deputy Mayor Andy Kopplin. U.S. District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle rejected Frith Malin’s free speech claim Monday, ruling that she made her comment as an Orleans Parish Communication District employee, not a private citizen.
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