Ossie Brown, East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney for 12 years in the 1970s and 1980s, died Thursday morning, attorney Hillar Moore III said. He was 82.
“He (Brown) stood for certain principles and took positions that were always firm,” Moore said. “He was always for the victims of crime.” Moore said he worked for Brown as an investigator when Brown “adopted me as a son.” Moore said he has remained a friend of Brown since that time.
Brown was the parish’s district attorney from 1973 to 1984 when he lost a re-election bid to Bryan Bush. Moore said Brown had been hospitalized for the past week but he did not know the cause of the death.