“Iberia Parish Sheriff Louisi Ackal and Lt. Col. Gerald Savoy have been charged with federal civil rights violations in connection with the beatings of five inmates at the Iberia Parish Jail, according to a prepared statement from the U.S. Justice Department.
Over the past few weeks, eight former deputies have pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in plea agreements that promise no prosecution for other federal charges in exchange for their testimony at a future trial.
Former IPJ Warden Wesley Hayes, former IPJ Assistant Warden Jesse Hayes, former Lieutenant Bret Broussard of the Narcotics Unit, former narcotics agent Wade Bergeron, former narcotics agent Jason Comeaux, former narcotics agent David Hines, former narcotics agent Byron Benjamin Lassalle and former K-9 handler Robert Burns pleaded guilty between Feb. 23 and Monday in closed federal court proceedings.
Ackal is charged with one count of conspiracy against rights and two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law, according to the prepared statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Savoy is charged with one count of conspiracy against rights and one count of deprivation of rights under the color of law.
According to the federal indictment, “Ackal and Savoy conspired with each other and with other officers to assault five inmates, identified by the initials C.O., S.S., A.T., A.D. and H.G., and that members of the conspiracy failed to intervene and stop the assaults.”
Ackal and Savoy each face 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines for each out of civil rights violations.”
How about that for a few bad apples?
Get a head count on these scumbags
There’s 10 right there, do you think that no one else knew about it or was involved?
Do you think that anyone these losers put away will be released?
Just remember that one day before they were indicted
These heroes in blue were sworn officers of the court
As such their testimony was given the weight of truth
Make sure you remember this bunch if you ever sit on a jury and hear sworn testimony
Just as likely as not the one giving testimony
Is as much of a criminal as the accused