9:30 LRN Newscast June 25

Governor John Bel Edwards says the state is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to the state’s battle versus COVID-19. Lousiana has reported over 22-hundred new cases over the past two days and the governor says Louisiana has moved from number ten in per capita cases to number seven this week. Edwards is once again making a plea for residents to mask up…
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State health officer Doctor Jimmy Guidry says it’s a myth that masks are not effective…
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Guidry says a cloth mask limits the spread of droplets that transmit COVID-19 and for it to have maximum effect, it needs to cover the nose, not just the mouth like another myth would lead some to believe.

A resolution that would set up a task force to review police policies and the use of excessive force by Louisiana law enforcement turned heated on the House floor. Prairieville Representative Tony Bacala, a former sheriff’s deputy, made the point that a police officer is far more likely to be killed in the line of duty than African Americans are to be killed by police…
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Representative Ted James, a black lawmaker from Baton Rouge, responded by saying many police officers are not held accountable when they use excessive force against African Americans.
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The House unanimously approved the resolution and it heads back to the Senate to see if they agree to House changes.