LAFAYETTE, LA – November 16, 2015: Lawsuit Filed Against Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office Alleging Falsification of Records and Unwanted Contact
The Petition for Damages has been filed against Lafayette Parish Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom, and a Lieutenant of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in the 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette Parish by the Law Office of L. Clayton Burgess on behalf of an unidentified female deputy who was victim to battery while working for the Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading
Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft will be delivering an update on the September officer-involved shooting of Tevin Lewis tonight during the regular meeting of the Lafayette City-Parish Council, chairman Kenneth Boudreaux said last week.
Community members called for the release of video footage allegedly capturing the shooting after it happened. The video was sent to the FBI in Quantico, Virginia, to be examined. According to police, early release of the video to the public was stopped by the district attorney’s office.
Lafayette Parish corrections officer arrested for malfeasance
L. Clayton Burgess, Personal Injury Attorney
Tyler Bonnet, a corrections officer for the Lafayette Parish Jail, was arrested Thursday for malfeasance in office after reportedly bringing drugs into the jail.
Capt. John Babin with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office said Bonnet is on leave without pay pending the outcome of the investigation. The sheriff’s office will not release any details on the arrest until the investigation is complete. Continue reading
LAFAYETTE, LA, October 22, 2015 – A response filed to City of Crowley’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the matter of Clay Lejeune, et al vs. K.P. Gibson, et al provides details into the release of two videos which surfaced regarding the alleged home invasion and arrest of Crowley Attorney Clay Lejeune and his wife Mitzi Lejeune.
LOS ANGELES – The ACLU is suing the county of Los Angeles, to force the release of public records that show how much money the county is spending defending itself against a slew of use-of-force lawsuits brought by jailed inmates.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday afternoon. In it, the ACLU says the county improperly denied a request for documents that would show how much taxpayer money went to private law firms hired to defend the county.
NEW ORLEANS – The Innocence Project of New Orleans (IPNO), a non-profit law office that represents innocent prisoners serving life sentences in Louisiana and Mississippi, filed suit against the New Orleans Police Department after requesting 12 initial reports, and being charged a rate of $175 for each report.
The New Orleans Police Department is on the hook to pay the Innocence Project New Orleans $8,600. A state appeal court upheld a ruling against the department for its failure to turn over public records.