Police Misconduct

Two Former Lafayette Sheriff Deputies Charged Prosecutors with the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office list criminal complaints against two former Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies charged with the beating of an inmate last April. Michael McSheffrey, 34, and Brandon Gallien, 29, are charged with second-degree battery and malfeasance...

Response Filed to City of Crowley’s Motion for Summary Judgment   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, provides details into the release of two videos...

Mamou Police Chief Sued by Ex-Dispatcher for Misconduct   LAFAYETTE — A former radio dispatcher with the Mamou Police Department has filed a federal misconduct lawsuit against the city’s police chief alleging she was arrested without a warrant in May 2011 and held in the town’s jail for...

Mom Files Federal Lawsuit in Son’s Wrongful Death from Taser   LAFAYETTE — The mother of Javon Rakestrau has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the 28-year-old suffered a fatal asthma attack in October 2010 after a Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputy shocked him with a taser. A forensic pathologist...

Video: Inmate thrown on ground, attacked by dog, stomped on by Iberia Parish deputy in shocking surveillance footage Sheriff says deputy since fired; tape subpoenaed as part of federal probe By Hannah Rappleye Special to The Advocate   It was Dec. 6, 2012, and Marcus Robicheaux, like the...

  Iberia Parish Sheriff Seeks FBI Investigation of Inmate Death at Jail NEW IBERIA — Criminal charges were never filed in the 2009 inmate death of Iberia Parish inmate Michael Jones. Sheriff Louis Ackal is now asking the FBI to investigate the case after a judge ruled...

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal Charged in Inmate Assault Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Savoy were charged today with civil rights violations. Charges stem from the April 29, 2011 beatings of five pre-trail detainees at the Iberia Parish Jail. Ackal and Savoy are...

Former Iberia Parish jail warden files ‘whistle blower’ suit Suit alleges firing due to complaints By Richard Burgess [email protected]e.com The former warden of the Iberia Parish Jail alleges he was fired last year for complaining about inmate beatings and reporting other wrongdoing by deputies that included theft...

Sheriff's Office Accused of Falsification of Records and Unwanted Contact 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...

Jail Conditions Lawsuit Against Lafayette Sheriff & Consolidated Government   LAFAYETTE, LA, September 28, 2015 – A Complaint for Damages has been filed regarding jail conditions. Lafayette Parish Sheriff , Consolidated Government President and others are named. The jail conditions suit was filed in Western District of...