NEW ORLEANS – A top leader at the Orleans Parish Department of Corrections has decided to step down from her position for the second time this year.

Monday, Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office representatives announced Carmer DeSadier had resigned as Chief of Corrections on Oct. 18.

OPSO said the decision was so she could spend more time with her family.

This is the second time DeSadier has resigned from the Chief of Corrections position. She previously resigned in February 2016 after nine months in that position.

DeSadier was at the center of a high-stakes receivership hearing in May, when a federal judge decided jail operations would be overseen by a compliance officer.

Gusman hand-picked DeSadier for her role, stating she was a 30-year veteran of jail administration.

In her resignation letter, DeSadier said she will be returning to her home in Illinois.