Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Savoy were charged today with civil rights violations in the April 29, 2011 beatings of five pre-trail detainees at the Iberia Parish Jail.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The head of Louisiana’s state police says two law enforcement officers have been arrested in the recent shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and his father’s wounding earlier this week.
It started as a police car chase in a town in central Louisiana. By the time the pursuit ended, on a dark dead-end street, a 6-year-old boy had been fatally shot in the front seat of a sport utility vehicle.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office paid $400,000 to settle a federal lawsuit for the 2014 alleged beating of an inmate, according to a settlement agreement obtained by KATC Investigates.
It was Dec. 6, 2012, and Marcus Robicheaux, like the other inmates at the Iberia Parish Jail, was standing with his hands on his head and his nose pressed against the wall of the recreation yard as correctional officers ran a contraband sweep.
Suddenly, one deputy pulled Robicheaux from the wall and threw him to the ground. The deputy’s dog then attacked Robicheaux, biting his legs, arms and torso, and the deputy joined in, stomping and kicking the prone inmate. The whole three-minute incident was captured on video from the jail’s surveillance cameras.
KALB – Marksville, Louisiana – Marksville police officers could soon be wearing body cameras while on patrol.
City leaders discussed the issue at a meeting Wednesday evening.
There are currently 16 patrol officers with the Marksville Police Department.
Chief Elster Smith says the cost of cameras for the department would be about $5,000.
The chief also says he likes the idea of his officers wearing the body cameras.
“It would cut down on the complaints against officers,” Chief Smith said. “It will protect the officers and the citizens of the city.”
January 12, 2015—Hello everybody and thank you for tuning in. It wasn’t too long ago that I made some comments about the case in Connecticut where the 17 year-old girl did not want to take chemotherapy for a lymphoma. The doctors were persistent and they took it to court. She actually ran away and they went out and captured her and brought her back. Her mother wants her to do what she wants. Her mother supports her in the decision not to take the chemo.