Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman wants city of New Orleans included in jail lawsuit | NOLA.com

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman wants the city of New Orleans included in an ongoing lawsuit about conditions at the jail facilities he runs, arguing in federal court that the city needs to contribute more money to his operations as he prepares to enter into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. In a motion, Gusman said he is willing to change how he runs the jail but will need money to do it. He also accused Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council of failing to provide him with adequate funding...

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