The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office is under fire for pressuring crime witnesses to talk. An investigation by The Lens found that the office sent out fake subpoenas telling people to come in and talk to prosecutors.
The city’s criminal justice system is already taxed - with a high crime rate and an overcrowded jail – and critics say this latest problem is evidence that the DA’s office is using overly aggressive tactics to get victims to cooperate.
WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked with Lens reporter, Charles Maldonado, about his investigation.
You can read full coverage from The Lens here.