BATON ROUGE, La. – State Treasurer John Kennedy issued the following statement today on Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman’s petition for writ of mandamus.

“I support our deputy sheriffs and all law enforcement personnel, and I appreciate the difficult job they do for minimal pay. A reportby the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office raised questions about whether certain employees of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office were eligible for supplemental pay. We cannot violate state law. We cannot pay those employees unless a judge tells us otherwise. It is my hope that the court will act swiftly to resolve this matter.”

Michelle Millhollon
(225) 342-0012