MANDEVILLE, La. — When handcuffs were put on people for allegedly committing a felony crime in St. Tammany Parish between 2013 and 2014, almost 80 percent were convicted.
At the same time, when Walter Reed was District Attorney in the 22nd Judicial District and Jack Strain was Sheriff of St. Tammany, crime rates in St. Tammany during that time were some of the lowest in the country.
That’s one of several statistics outlined Wednesday in a report about the performance of the St. Tammany Justice System.
Two years ago, the Metropolitan Crime Commission put the system’s police, prosecutors and judges under the microscope at the request of the Northshore Business Council.