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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.
Minjarez lost consciousness during arrest
BY LANIE LEE COOK
March 05, 2015
The mother and grandmother of two children of a Scott man who died a year ago after losing consciousness during an arrest have filed separate wrongful-death lawsuits in federal court in Lafayette on behalf of the minors.