University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "SINGLETON ET. AL. V. CANNIZZARO ET. AL"
Date March 2018
Author Civil Rights Corps
External Link http://www.civilrightscorps.org/prosecutor-project/
Abstract The Prosecutor Project's initiating piece of litigation, this lawsuit seeks to end the unconstitutional deception and jailing of crime victims and witnesses by the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. The lawsuit details District Attorney Cannizzaro’s illegal scheme of fabricating subpoenas to coerce crime victims and witnesses of crimes into submitting to interrogations, and presenting fraudulent information in court to persuade judges to issue arrest warrants. For crime victims and witnesses who don’t appear as ordered, the District Attorney’s Office further abuses its power and authority to have these witnesses, who are victims of crimes, put in jail. Civil Rights Corps, and our amazing partners at the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana, filed a lawsuit in federal court against District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and ten assistant district attorneys challenging this scheme.
Source http://www.civilrightscorps.org
Citation http://www.civilrightscorps.org/prosecutor-project/


This Resource Relates To
case Singleton v. Cannizzaro (CJ-LA-0010)

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