ERB Transfers Prosecutorial Function to Office of Inspector General

At its December 21, 2016, board meeting, the City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board¬†reconsidered the manner in which ethics complaints are investigated, prosecuted, and adjudicated. (For more on the issues associated with the past procedure, see this post.)¬†Because the Board’s framework commingled the prosecutorial and adjudicative functions within the Ethics Review Board, the Board amended its rules to bifurcate those functions. The amendments are here (PDF downloads):

2016-12-21 DRAFT Ordinance for OIG Ethics Enforcement
2016-12-21 Revised Rules for Ethics Review Board

The ERB will ask the New Orleans City Council to adopt the draft ordinance at an upcoming Council meeting.