Caddo District Court and the Caddo District Attorney's office began August with an increased tempo of trials, all conducted with masking and social distancing in mind.
"Unlike other parishes in the state, we are fortunate to have some jury terms and have been able to bring prospective jurors into the courthouse," Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. said in a news release.
"We have worked hard to create a safe environment for the jurors and still carry out our Constitutional duty. Unfortunately, we still have a judge in one particular section who has continued several homicide cases we have announced ready to go to trial with witnesses ready to testify. Clearly, the families of the deceased victims have a right to their day in court and we need cooperation in order to do this. We will stay vigilant in our attempts to get these cases tried."
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