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.
Here’s a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
In the short time since he took over the department, Glover has made waves. Chiefs often find themselves in conflict with unions. But the relationship between Glover and the Police Association of Lafayette, so far, is combustible.
Lost in the rancor is consideration of the positive impact that a mask mandate will have on Lafayette’s businesses.
The contract licenses Lafayette police to use the camera footage for “law enforcement purposes” only but appears to place no such restriction on the firm, which will own, maintain and operate the cameras — and the data it collects.
The gist: A new .2% parishwide sales tax may be coming up for public vote to help fix the parish’s broken budget. The old federal courthouse developers don’t want to pay more in property taxes. Police and fire may get more money without actually getting more money. And the privatization of city and parish parks […]
Hedging that they saw video from only one officer, the Pellerins’ attorneys said in a previously unpublished statement it nonetheless shows “crystal clear” evidence Pellerin posed no threat to officers and should not have been shot.
The gist: A key member of Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s staff has tested positive for COVID-19, but the administration is not divulging what it has done to protect others the employee was in contact with.
The gist: A legal path has been cleared for the family of Trayford Pellerin to see the body-worn camera footage documenting the 31-year-old’s fatal encounter with Lafayette police. After a lengthy parlay among lawyers representing Pellerin’s family, Lafayette Consolidated Government and the three media organizations on one hand and the officers involved in the shooting […]
Mayor-President Josh Guillory, who waited days to express condolences to the family of the 31-year-old Black man killed in a spray of gunfire by Lafayette police officers on Aug. 21, will meet with the family Friday.
Understanding what the budget says isn’t always easy. The Current’s budget guru Geoff Daily is here to help.