Category Archives: Civil Rights & Employment

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Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal charged in inmate assault

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal charged in inmate assault

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Savoy were charged today with civil rights violations in the April 29, 2011 beatings of five pre-trail detainees at the Iberia Parish Jail.

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Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess settles brutality suit for $400K against Lafayette Parish Sheriff Office

L. Clayton Burgess settles brutality suit

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office paid $400,000 to settle a federal lawsuit for the 2014 alleged beating of an inmate, according to a settlement agreement obtained by KATC Continue reading

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Man Jailed for Traffic Ticket Dies in Cell

Man Jailed for Traffic Ticket Dies in Cell After 17 Days of Torture. Officers Watched It Happen.

It was a death sentence.

David Stojcevski, a 32-year-old resident of Roseville, Michigan, was arrested for failing to pay a $772 fine stemming from careless driving. A court ordered him to spend a month in the Macomb County jail. Continue reading

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Two former Lafayette deputies charged in inmate’s beating

Read More About Clayton’s On-Going Civil Rights Case:

Prosecutors with the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges Tuesday against two former Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies accused of beating an inmate last April. Continue reading

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Court Decision Forcing Chemo on Teen Threatens Civil Liberties

Court Decision Forcing Chemo

January 12, 2015—Hello everybody and thank you for tuning in. It wasn’t too long ago that I made some comments about the case in Connecticut where the 17 year-old girl did not want to take chemotherapy for a lymphoma. The doctors were persistent and they took it to court. She actually ran away and they went out and captured her and brought her back. Her mother wants her to do what she wants. Her mother supports her in the decision not to take the chemo. Continue reading