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‘This is different’ — A dispatch from Lafayette’s Rally Against Police Brutality

Sunday’s rally wasn’t the first time Lafayette resident protested police violence. The difference, organizers say, was its diversity and clarity of purpose.

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Fighting higher levels of infection, Lafayette’s black community leaders work to bridge deadly gaps

Racial disparities among coronavirus cases statewide has spurred a growing number of community leaders and organizations to ramp up and combat the crisis.

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With Lafayette’s police chief out, uncertainty now surrounds his deputy chief

The gist: Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard formally resigned earlier this week, ending what appeared to be a brewing standoff between the short-tenured chief and his would-be boss, Mayor-President Josh Guillory. The new administration is planning further restructuring of the police department, which could result in the ouster of Deputy Chief Reggie Thomas, according to several sources familiar with the administration’s thinking who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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