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Sheriff’s Office announces resignation of Chief of Corrections Carmen I. DeSadier

NEW ORLEANS - 10-24-2016 (Updated 10-26-2016 10:00pm)

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has announced that Carmen I. DeSadier has resigned as Chief of Corrections to spend more time with her family.

DeSadier, who voluntarily resigned on Oct. 19, served as OPSO's Chief of Corrections over the course of 18 months starting in May 2015 with a brief break in service earlier this year. Before coming to the Sheriff's Office, DeSadier had retired from the Cook County Department of Corrections after 30 years of service.

"Chief DeSadier has served this office with honor and distinction. Her guidance and problem solving ability will be missed. I wish her well as she returns to her beloved Chicago," said Sheriff Marlin Gusman.

The Sheriff's Office is interviewing candidates to fill the position.

In a separate development, Seandra Buchanan is also voluntarily leaving her post as director of human resources for personal reasons. She will remain with the Sheriff's Office on a part-time basis until a replacement is named.


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