New Orleans Mayor 'Prepared For House Arrest' In Legal Fight
The mayor of New Orleans is facing house arrest unless the city can come to an agreement with a firefighters union.By Eugene Daniels | September 4, 2015
The mayor of New Orleans isn't backing down in his ongoing standoff with the city's firefighters — not even under the threat of house arrest.
"I am prepared to stay under house arrest for the next two years of my term and this is too important and too much is at stake for the city of New Orleans," Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a press conference.
A judge has already ruled the city owes more than $75 million to more than 1,000 firefighters or their families. The battle has been going on for about 35 years. (Video via WGNO)