NAPOLEONVILLE , Before Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana almost two years ago, Assistant District Attorney Robin O'Bannon would walk into courtrooms carrying two or three file boxes full of cases to plow through.
works out of six to seven such file boxes."It's crazy," O'Bannon, a prosecutor with the 23rd Judicial District for 15 years, said of the number of felony cases she and her colleagues have had to deal with since the storm.The 23rd Judicial District
is comprised of Ascension, St. James and Assumption parishes
Although there has been a population boom in all three parishes since Katrina, Ascension Parish
, the fastest growing among Louisiana's 64 parishes and the nation's No. 9 county in terms of rapid growth , has jumped up highest in its number of residents.