Leon Cannizzaro

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December 12, 2019 - 7:06 pm
A former Roman Catholic Church deacon in New Orleans has been indicted on a charge that he raped an altar boy 40 years ago. The New Orleans district attorney's office says in a news release that 84-year-old George Brignac was charged by a grand jury Thursday. Brignac was removed from the Catholic...
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November 10, 2019 - 7:27 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The district attorney for New Orleans has launched two new initiatives to reduce opioid related deaths. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that Leon Cannizzaro pushed for the adoption of a mapping program that allows officials to track overdose cases in real time...
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November 01, 2019 - 3:32 pm
A New Orleans man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with a gunfight in July that left one dead and three wounded. According to a statement form District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office, 32-year-old David ``Fella'' Patton was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Patton was...
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Don Ames
October 17, 2019 - 9:50 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on Thursday secured an indictment charging a New Orleans man with the aggravated rape of a preteen girl. Raymond Green was charged with one count of aggravated rape in the indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury. Green, 44, faces a mandatory...
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September 15, 2019 - 8:46 am
A New Orleans man has been convicted in the double murder of a reality television star's two brothers. New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says jurors deliberated about two hours Thursday before finding 34-year-old Antoine Edwards guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in...
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Don Ames
August 17, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Local officials have different versions of a situation this week at New Orleans' Juvenile Justice Center. The NOPD's SWAT responded to a disturbance Thursday night at the center. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she rushed to the center and "beat the negotiators to the scene,” after an initial police...
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Don Ames
August 16, 2019 - 1:23 pm
New Orleans city officials say the Juvenile Justice Center was placed on lockdown Thursday night due to a "security incident" that was "resolved without violence." But, the DA's office says it was more serious than reported. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said the situation was actually a "riot...
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Don Ames
August 15, 2019 - 1:07 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office on today secured an indictment against two gunmen alleged to be responsible for a May 2019 double-shooting in Algiers that left one man dead and another injured. Shayne Davis and Cornelius "Scooter" Ross were each charged with second-degree murder and...
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Jim Hanzo
August 07, 2019 - 12:57 pm
Yesterday District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office announced that a man pleaded guilty for the killing of a friend two years ago while staying as a guest in the victim's Irish Channel home. 62-year-old Charles E. Jones, averted a scheduled murder trial by pleading guilty to an amended charge of...
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Chris Miller
August 02, 2019 - 9:11 am
New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says efforts to fight back against juvenile crime are showing signs of success. He made the statements when announcing the indictments of three teenage suspects in the murder of a Mid-City woman last May. Cannizzaro said the courts and the police...
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