NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office (OPDA) announced that 185 convictions were secured via guilty plea in the month of June 2022. The guilty pleas secured included a number of violent offenses, such as domestic abuse, illegal possession of weapons, kidnapping, manslaughter, theft, and sexual assault.
District Attorney Jason Williams said, “The DA’s Office is committed to using every tool in our arsenal to hold those who commit violent offenses accountable. The goal, as always, is increasing safety and delivering justice for the people of New Orleans. The 185 convictions we secured last month is a testament to our unwavering commitment to that mission.”
Thus far in 2022, the DA’s Office has secured a total of 1,416 convictions via guilty plea. Last year, despite court closures, OPDA secured over 3,500 convictions via guilty plea in over 1,700 cases. Our office is laser-focused on prosecuting violent crimes committed in our neighborhoods.
The guilty pleas secured in 2022 complement the success of DA Williams and OPDA prosecutors to secure convictions via jury trial since the resumption of jury trials in March. When cases come to OPDA with sufficient evidence, the District Attorney’s Office has vigorously fought for victims of violent crimes. Guilty jury trial verdicts secured since March include: