NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office (OPDA) announced that 200 convictions were secured via guilty plea in the month of July 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 prosecuting violent crimes in New Orleans and using every tool in our arsenal to hold those who commit violent offenses accountable. These times are absolutely the most challenging we’ve faced in recent history, but we are working every day to secure justice for victims and families. The goal, as always, is increasing safety and delivering justice for the people of New Orleans.”
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: