Former Law Enforcement Officer Convicted of Rape

Published 2:12 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Gladue “Joey” Istre was convicted of second-degree rape after a five-day jury trial in St. Bernard Parish

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement after his office obtained a conviction of a former law enforcement officer for the crime of rape:
“Last night, Joey Istre was held accountable by a jury of his peers in St. Bernard. I pray this conviction provides some healing to his victims, four of whom showed incredible bravery and courage in testifying against him.

The jury’s verdict is the culmination of a great prosecution by my Assistant Attorneys General Brooke Harris and Marko Marjanovic. I thank Brooke, Marko, and my Special Agents Marc Amos, Paul Bourque, and Kelly Leon for their efforts to get justice.

Our work is not complete; we look forward to prosecuting Mr. Istre in Bossier Parish. And my office will continue to support crime victims and bring offenders to justice.”
Istre, facing 5 to 40 years in prison, is expected to be sentenced on August 7, 2023.