Bobby Freeman was sworn in today as Orleans Parish District Attorney, the office said, becoming the second prosecutor to lead the office in the wake of former District Attorney Eddie Jordan's controversial tenure.
Civil District Court Judge Tiffany Chase performed the necessary task that makes Freeman interim DA for the next three months before voters elect a true successor to Jordan, who resigned amid scandal last fall. The election is Oct. 4.
Freeman takes over for Keva Landrum-Johnson, the acting district attorney appointed on the same day Jordan stepped down. Landrum-Johnson, who won her first political bid this year, is scheduled to be sworn in Friday as a criminal district court judge.
Both Freeman and Landrum-Johnson started out with the district attorney's office under the 29-year incumbent Harry Connick, Sr.