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 Investigates.
Iberville Parish deputies are asking for help locating a convicted killer who they say was accidentally released from prison. 32-year-old Benjuiel Johnson was released on September 23rd from Dixon Correctional Institute, but no one noticed the error until September 28th.
Man Jailed for Traffic Ticket Dies in Cell After 17 Days of Torture. Officers Watched It Happen.
It was Dec. 6, 2012, and Marcus Robicheaux, like the other inmates at the Iberia Parish Jail, was standing with his hands on his head and his nose pressed against the wall of the recreation yard as correctional officers ran a contraband sweep.
Judge ruled excessive force in inmate incident
BY LANIE LEE COOK
NEW IBERIA — Criminal charges were never filed in the 2009 death of Iberia Parish inmate Michael Jones, but Sheriff Louis Ackal is now asking the FBI to investigate the case after a judge ruled excessive force led to Jones’ death.