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New Orleans Parish Sheriff (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-12-24

Duration: 00:06:50

Subjects: Law Enforcement | Women


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Hutson, Susan Interviewee


This segment from the December 24, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s interview with Orleans Parish Sheriff-Elect Susan Hutson, the first African American woman elected as sheriff in the parish. She discusses: her election; her progressive platform; her goals of care, custody, and control; her plan to reduce the number of inmates; and the public’s relationship with law enforcement.