Deputy Indicted For Allegedly Failing To Stop Jail Fight
A grand jury has indicted an Orleans Parish sheriff's deputy in connection with a stabbing inside Orleans Parish Prison.
The Sheriff's Office said 42-year-old John Dupart was charged with counts of malfeasance in office and principal to aggravated battery. The Sheriff's Office says Dupart did not follow procedures, which resulted in an altercation at the jail.
Dupart is not accused of taking part in any violent act himself. His attorney says the allegation is that Dupart didn't stop a fight.
The New Orleans Advocate reports that several inmates also were also indicted on counts of attempted second-degree murder in the attack.
Dupart will be asking for a reduction of his $750,000 bond.