AMITE CITY, La. — The DWI arrest of a town prosecutor in Tangipahoa Parish — not once, but twice in two weeks — has some members of the town council calling on the mayor to take action.
“He prosecutes every case that comes through,” Councilman Walter Daniels said of Richard Schwartz. “I don’t know what makes him so special.”
Schwartz, 62, faces charges stemming from two separate incidents in May.
On May 13, Schwartz was arrested by a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officer after he was pulled over on I-55 in Tangipahoa Parish. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and having an open container in his car.
Twelve days later — on May 25 — Schwartz was pulled over again, in Kenner, on suspicion of driving drunk. The police report from Kenner indicates Schwartz was involved in a crash in a parking lot. ….MORE
Prosecutor Says He’s Innocent !
The Amite Council on Tuesday night heard from their longtime city prosecutor, who maintains his innocence in the face of an effort to have him removed from office over what amounts to two DWI citations, in an open-session meeting that included the drama and spectacle of past and future candidates and a commentary on attorney ethics from a man who was disbarred for violating the professional canon……MORE