NEW ORLEANS - City Council Vice President Helena Moreno has released the following statement in response to the recent arrest of District "D" Councilmember Jared Brossett this past weekend:
"This is a very terrible and unfortunate situation. I have been friends with Jared for many years, and I know that he is devastated by the events of this weekend. Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured in Sunday morning's incident. Jared is taking the necessary steps to get help and confront his challenges. Addiction is a disease, and part of overcoming it is accepting responsibility for your actions. I've told Jared that he has a friend in me to help him get through this.
In regards to Council operations, I believe we must thoughtfully review our policies for improvements on take-home vehicles for all City employees. During Jared's absence, the Council President and I are committed to working and lending our support to the District D office to ensure that constituent needs are met, and his other responsibilities are covered."
Chief of Staff
Office of Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno