We all know that Sheriff Marlin Gusman has failed to bring any of the 171 provisions of the federal court-ordered Consent Decree into compliance.
These provisions were caused by management and leadership problems that a new building won’t fix. The Consent Decree exists because of Gusman’s inattention and refusal to address these problems over the years because he initially denied there were any problems.
￼￼ The Sheriff ’s Office is a poorly managed, inefficient operation with bloated consulting contracts that costs taxpayers millions annually.
Fulfilling all the provisions of the Consent Decree will cost taxpayers an additional $20 Million a year each year for the foreseeable future – funds that should be spent on more police officers, fixing potholes and repairing streetlights.
This $20 Million cost to taxpayers will mean layoffs, a reduction in services, or a tax increase.
Prisoners who are released that still have a drug problem, lack a GED and are not trained for jobs could commit crimes in your neighborhood – robberies, carjacking, rapes.
As your Sheriff, I will bring honesty, integrity and fiscal accountability back to the sheriff ’s office. I will cancel bloated contracts; weed out bad employees & secure national jail accreditation. I will end the Consent Decree early.
I can fulfill all the provisions in the Consent Decree in one term saving the City tens of millions of dollars. I fixed the jail before and I can fix it again. I humbly ask you for your vote for Orleans Parish Sheriff.￼￼￼￼
– Charles C. Foti, Jr.
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