Jailed people are pictured at the Orleans Justice Center jail on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Clerical errors are a common cause of “ghost warrants,” which can send someone to jail for an outdated or defunct warrant that still appears on the person’s record, according to The Marshall Project and Guardian. The partnering outlets on Monday (April 29) featured the stories of two New Orleans residents whose ghost warrants, also c
Last month, Causey Davis found himself in handcuffs in the back of a New Orleans police cruiser, bewildered. Held there for over an hour, he was finally informed that an inaccurate arrest warrant—which court records show was dismissed 25 years ago—had somehow appeared under his name in the cops’ computer system. (Photo by William Widmer for The Marshall Project) Read the full article HERE!
Daniel Tapia said he just stared when he got news Tuesday (April 16) that one of his clients was shot dead outside his Algiers apartment. In Tapia’s line of work, coordinating a prison re-entry program in New Orleans, he’s encountered clients who have shown red flags. Jamonta Johnson wasn’t one of them. NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney said there’s no new information to release about the investigation. Those close to Johnson said they are bewildered about who and why someone would