As a former felony prosecutor, I am personally aware of the challenges our Criminal Justice System faces. Police and the District Attorney's office must be properly equipped and empowered to enforce the law.
The Legislature partially funds the Police and the District Attorney's offices. The Judiciary Committee has oversight for both. I intend to hold hearings in Baton Rouge to hold them accountable.
I will provide tough legislation that will increase the sentence for the intimidation of a witness to be the same penalty as the crime for which that witness is being called to testify. For example, if you intimidate a witness to a murder, you will face life in prison!