Over at Cato’s Police Misconduct web site, we have selected the worst case for the month of March. It’s the scandal plagued Sheriff’s Office in Iberia Parish, Louisiana.
Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lt. Col. Gerald Savoy were indicted last month for criminal civil rights violations. Eight former deputies have already pled guilty to similar charges. False testimony in court and false allegations in official documents. Hundreds of criminal cases are now being reopened because they could be tainted by corrupt acts. The now former deputies admit that they lied in various reports, including search warrant applications.
The scope of this scandal is worth repeating: hundreds of cases will have to be reexamined.
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