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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Duane A. Evans
, United States Attorney

New Orleans Man Sentenced to 37 Months for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Torin Jenkins, 29, of New Orleans, was sentenced on March 12 by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan to 37 months' imprisonment, three years of supervised release and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee after previously pleading guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

According to court filings, on Dec. 3, 2021, NOPD officers arrested Jenkins based on outstanding arrest warrants. After failing to cooperate with officers during the arrest process, Jenkins was observed throwing an object of the window of his residence. After his arrest, officers discovered the object was a Glock Model 36, .45 caliber firearm.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities and measuring the results.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the New Orleans Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit.


New Orleans Field Division