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...

Fresenius Reaches $250 Million GranuFlo Settlement   On February 22, 2016, it was announced that Fresenius Medical Care reached an agreement to set aside $250 million to settle claims stemming from their GranuFlo and Naturalyte dialysis concentrates. GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are medications used on dialysis patients undergoing...

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty to Felony Sex Offense of Juvenile Student Paula Latiolais Pleads No Contest to Sex Offense Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile NEW IBERIA, LA – According to documents maintained in the public record Paula Latiolais pleads no contest to the sex offense, Felony...

Former New Iberia Teacher Arrested on Molestation Charge LAFAYETTE — A 25-year-old man said Monday that he is the victim of the former Catholic High-New Iberia teacher. Paula Latiolais was arrested last week and accused of the molestation of a male students 10 years ago. Phillip LeBourgeois...

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...

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) has settled a wrongful death suit for $225,000 with the family of a man who died after spending 17 days in solitary confinement on a pair of misdemeanors his family claims he never was formally booked for. Filed by the...

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...

Burgess settles brutality suit $400K Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess settles brutality suit for $400K against Lafayette Parish Sheriff Office The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office paid $400,000 to settle a federal brutality lawsuit for the 2014 alleged beating of an inmate. Jason Brungardt, 41, of Lafayette, filed...

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