The House committee looking into the fatal arrest of Ronald Greene charges former State Police Colonel Kevin Reeves with contempt for failing to turn over his personal journals. Jeff Palermo has the story…
A Monroe woman accused of killing two passengers after fleeing from police, including her own child, is now in custody. David Grubb has more…
A bill that attempts to deter juvenile crime and foster more parental involvement is closer to final legislative passage. New Orleans Senator Jimmy Harris’ says after a juvenile offender is convicted, his bill calls for the juvenile along with their parents or caretakers to be involved in the court-approved rehabilitation and…
Senate Bill 370 passed unanimously in the Senate and is awaiting a House vote after it advanced from the House Criminal Justice Committee. Chalmette Representative Ray Garofalo says the bill is a way to decrease the recent growth of juvenile crime.
Harris says the New Orleans carjacking by juveniles in which the victim died after her arm was severed has prompted juvenile crime legislation. Present law allows the judge to impose school attendance, community service, medical or psychological treatment, restrict driving privileges, prohibit possession of a firearm, and monthly supervision fees if a minor is found guilty.
The House Committee investigating the death of Ronald Greene voted to hold former State Police leader Colonel Kevin Reeves in contempt for refusing to turn over journals while he was superintendent. Houma Representative Tanner Magee says Reeves’ attorney has agreed to turn over some of the pages, but not all of the written notes
Reeves’ attorney, Lewis Unglesby, says a lot of the information contained in the journals does not have anything to do with the Greene case and investigation. But Kenner Representative Debbie Villio says it’s best they can get all of the journals without redaction
Magee also recommends that the House impose a civil fine of five thousand dollars against Reeves…
The House Governmental Affairs Committee and the full House will vote on the motion to hold Reeves in contempt. If they do, that means the state legislature can seek court action to get Reeves to turn over the journals unredacted.
The driver in a fatal accident that took two lives, including her five-week-old child, in Monroe Monday night, has been arrested. Monroe Police Sgt. Mike Fendall says officers responded to a theft at a Walmart and it turned into a high-speed chase, which ended in a crash. When officers arrived at the scene, they found one passenger critically injured…
While police tended to the injured, Candace Gill took off, leaving the scene on foot, abandoning her child in the process. Just before 11 pm on Tuesday, Monroe Police received a tip on Gill’s location. Officers headed to an apartment complex in West Monroe where Gill was arrested without incident.
The adult passenger who died at the scene has not yet been identified but is believed to have been Gill’s boyfriend. This isn’t the 38-year-old Gill’s first brush with the law, said Sgt. Fendall, but it has become the most tragic, with two lives now lost.
In a sadly ironic, twist. Gill is accused of stealing items for the child, setting the tragic chain of events in motion.
The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote today on a bill to codify abortion rights in federal law, but it apparently lacks the needed votes to pass. Among the Republican Senate members who say they will down-vote the bill is Louisiana’s senator Bill Cassidy. He says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is pushing for a vote, but Cassidy has concerns…:
Named the Women’s Health Protection Act, the measure would set Roe versus Wade into law, while banning some states’ restrictions on having the procedure; like waiting periods, mandatory doctor consultations and more. Cassidy – who is a medical doctor – says he cannot get past the bill allowing for pregnancies to be terminated right up to the last week…:
Cassidy says he and his fellow 49 other Senate Republicans will vote to kill the bill…:
West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin says he will also vote against the bill. It needs 560 votes to pass and appears destined to be defeated.