Carmen DeSadier will return to the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office as Chief of Corrections.
“The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Carmen DeSadier will return to her post as OPSO’s Chief of Corrections. The department made great progress toward consent decree compliance during DeSadier’s tenure. We look forward to building upon that progress when Chief DeSadier returns to work on May 2, 2016,” OPSO announced in a printed statement.
DeSadier joined OPSO last May from Chicago (Cook County,) but abruptly resigned from OPSO in February after less than a year on the job.
Now DeSadier says she is ready to get back to work.
“I am pleased to be returning to the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and look forward to advancing the progress made towards compliance with the consent decree.”
Announcement of her return comes in the wake of the resignation of Jerry Ursin, a former top deputy with OPSO who resigned last week after the release of a legislative auditor’s report tat questioned overpayments for detail work as well as on the heels of criticism lodged against Sheriff Marlin Gusman and his management of the jail, criticisms he has staunchly defended himself against, citing the need for more cooperation and funding from the city to continue to make needed changes at the jail.