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.
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.
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.
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.
Glover spent three decades with the Dallas Police Department, serving as deputy chief since 2012. He’s a native of northeast Louisiana, and an outspoken advocate for police accountability.