Six months after a whistleblower accused the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office of paying $500 monthly supplements to deputies who don’t appear to qualify for them, the office continues to seek the money from the state each month.
And even though Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s office is now using the correct form, it still isn’t providing full job descriptions to the state. Those descriptions are supposed to state exactly what each deputy does to deserve the extra pay.
Nevertheless, the state continues to pay up. As of June, Gusman sought supplements for 41 deputies who don’t appear to be eligible, totaling $20,500 a month.
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