Documents released in a big win for public access shed some light on reasons for interim LPD chief’s removal.
Don Landry has demurred as a potential public corruption scandal brews, even as he placed a prosecutor linked to the investigation.
LCG employees and consultants delivered an overview of dozens of drainage projects before Lafayette’s City and Parish councils Tuesday night. Absent in the discussion was an issue playing out in the courts — whether LCG pursued such an aggressive program of construction according to a plan.
Taking aim at Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s broken promise and a conflict of interest for the project’s engineer, District Judge Valerie Gotch Garrett today ruled that LCG’s quick-take expropriation of Bendel family land for a massive detention pond project was improper. She ordered that work on the 270-acre tract “cease immediately” and assigned court costs to LCG.
In court filings related to the public records lawsuit, the attorney for former interim Chief Wayne Griffin says her client was not fired for sexual harassment; a judge is weighing how much more information should be released.
Facing a federal lawsuit claiming its panhandling crackdown was unconstitutional, Lafayette is seeking to repeal portions of its panhandling ordinances.
LCG is once again at the state trough for the $60 million Bayou Vermilion Flood Control project currently halted by court order. LCG has asked for $23 million in the 2022 state budget, on top of $27 million awarded last year.
The Guillory administration’s plans to declare two more private properties a “public necessity,” carving a legal path to seize the land for drainage projects, may hit a snag at tonight’s City Council meeting.
While Mayor-President Josh Guillory frames his approach to drainage as a way of cutting red tape, two cases allege Lafayette Consolidated Government is running roughshod over property rights.
After repeatedly being denied access to public records involving the sexual harassment investigation into former interim Chief Wayne Griffin, two Lafayette media outlets sue LCG, Lafayette PD.
Former interim Chief Wayne Griffin says the discipline handed down against him is “without just cause and in bad faith” and is asking to be reinstated as sergeant.
Sgt. Wayne Griffin, who has been on administrative leave since Oct. 21 amid an allegation of sexual harassment, was fired by the sitting commander of the department last week.