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Update on Status of OJC Residents Involved in Incident on 10 June 2022

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 JUNE 2022

Update on Status of OJC Residents Involved in Incident on 10 June 2022

UPDATED STATEMENT

NEW ORLEANS – The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

Yesterday, shortly after 4:00 p.m., a physical altercation erupted between four residents of the Orleans Justice Center which resulted in three of them being transferred to University Medical Center for treatment. The fourth resident did not require off-site treatment.

Today, Sheriff Susan Hutson was informed that the resident who had been in critical condition since being admitted to UMC passed from his injuries at 1:39 p.m. today.

"I am deeply saddened to have a loss of life occur within the family of OJC residents. We have the lives of every OPSO resident in our hands; the courts housed them here and they are all members of our community - we must protect those who live here. I have instructed our Investigative Services Bureau and the Internal Affairs Division under the leadership of Assistant Sheriff Kristen Morales to conduct a full investigation and commit to inform our community of their findings. I have a plan to reform this jail and ask the city to continue to stand with us as we work to reform a broken system." - Sheriff Susan Hutson

Two other residents of OJC remain at UMC; the medical staff inform us both are in stable condition.

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