New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today said the federal government should just take control of the prison away from Sheriff Gusman.
"It's clear that you need to have a federal receiver in that job," the mayor told WWL-TV. "We have precedent for that in this city. HANO (Housing Authority of New Orleans) is currently under federal receivership and it has been for the past many years."
Is Orleans Criminal Sheriff Marlin Gusman in danger of not being reelected in next years election? At the moment there appears to be a lot of public outrage over the shocking revelations of blatant criminal activity in the Orleans lock up.
Gambit political analyst Clancy DuBos wonders if Gusman's once powerful political base is going to weaken since these new revelations.
''So now you've got corruption, you've got inmates roaming free waiving guns, what does it take before voters say enough," DuBos asks.
Listen to Clancy DuBos:
At the moment, DuBos says he knows of no potential candidates to challenge Gusman but that could change in a hurry.
''This is absolutely an outrage that this kind of behavior could occur and be video taped and the Sheriff keeps it under wraps,'' said DuBos.
The primary comes around next February and DuBos says if well known and well financed candidates get in the race, Gusman could be in trouble.