On Friday East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar C. Moore, III announced the closure of the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office from March 23 through April 6. This closure is in accordance with the closing of all City-Parish buildings.
“Our office will continue to function and carry out our duties to the community. We are in constant communication with all of our local criminal justice partners including, the 19th JDC, East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court, East Baton Rouge Family Court, Sheriff’s Office, Baton Rouge City Police, and the Office of the Public Defender, ” Moore said in the statement. “We will maintain a 4 person duty crew 24/7 throughout the closure for any emergencies. Prosecutors will continue to review cases of any arrestees booked into jail during this period and will be available for any necessary appearances in court.”
Moore encourages all to comply with the instructions given by government and health officials in regards to COVID-19. Access to the office is subject to change depending on the instruction government officials give.