At his first public appearance since leaving office, former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says he is still weighing his options for the future.
Letten also said he is optimistic that New Orleans officials and the Justice Department will work together to improve the city's troubled police department, despite recent differences between the two sides over the costs of reform.
Letten wouldn't comment on specifics regarding the police issue or cases he oversaw as U.S. Attorney.
A 56-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted on a charge that he threatened to murder former New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of his immediate family.
U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. said in a written statement received by The Advocate that Gerald Estrade faces a charge that carries a possible 10-year prison term. The formal charge is threatening to murder a former federal law enforcement officer and/or his family members.
Cazayoux added that the case is under investigation by the FBI.