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Courthouse flooded by Katrina still houses evidence

10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago May 03, 2016 May 3, 2016 Tuesday, May 03 2016 May 03, 2016 11:38 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there -- and a watchdog group says a less-vulnerable storage space is needed.

Court Watch NOLA says city officials should form a working group to find an alternative storage site.

The group says flooding destroyed evidence in thousands of cases in 2005. While court officials say they have a plan in place to move evidence if a storm threatens, the group says a permanent, less vulnerable site is a better alternative.

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