Lafayette Consolidated Government must turn over records of its investigation of a sexual harassment complaint against former LPD Chief Wayne Griffin. The Current Media and The Daily Advertiser sued LCG in February to compel production of the records, which LCG refused to turn over.Andrew Capps, The Daily Advertiser
Don Landry has demurred as a potential public corruption scandal brews, even as he placed a prosecutor linked to the investigation.
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.
Change has been the only constant for the top job at the Lafayette Police Department. Here’s a timeline of LPD’s revolving door.
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.
The numbers are grim. Lafayette has sustained two consecutive years of rising homicides and gun violence. There aren’t any easy answers, but here’s a quick roundup of approaches
The secretly executed cooperative endeavor agreement between LCG and a private businessman to provide security cameras for the city of Lafayette quietly died more than six months ago.
There is no longer any doubt. Judge Michelle Odinet used the n-word in a video of her family cheering a thwarted burglary attempt at their home.
A defense attorney wants Michelle Odinet recused from cases, citing the video. Lafayette’s public defender is also reviewing cases before her.
Thomas Glover Sr. says Guillory brought him in to remake LPD — and silenced publicity about it. Community members now fear his modest progress will be reversed.
Gun violence climbed substantially in 2020, and 2021 is currently on a similar track. Homicides overall are also up, though smaller than the size of the national spike. Lafayette police reassured community members this week that they are working to tamp down the violence.
Pellerin’s family and local activists want Lafayette to adopt a proactive policy for releasing body-worn camera footage.