Gusman’s agency is at the center of a separate federal criminal corruption probe. Two former top deputies have pleaded guilty, acknowledging they rigged sheriff’s office contracts in exchange for gifts and money. Details on that probe, and any links, were not cited in federal court Tuesday.
The graphic jailhouse video was just one of three video clips recovered from that safe.
In a separate video, a young man takes the videographer on a tour of Bourbon Street, leering at women and bragging about how he escaped from jail. He intimates that he escaped from the prison, went on a video tour of Bourbon, then returned to jail to document the conditions.
But this man is never named in court, his story never mentioned beyond the video footage.
A spokesman for Gusman did not respond to requests for comment. A press release from the public relations agency hired by Gusman noted that the sheriff will comment on the matter Wednesday afternoon.