Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Doubles Down On Civil Service Board
During a rather emotional press conference, Lafayette Consolidated Government City-Parish Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux renewed his calls for the resignation of two leading members of the Lafayette police and fire civil service board. The press conference, which was attended by supporters inside and outside of government, gave Boudreaux the platform to detail what he calls unacceptable behavior by members of the board.
At last week's council meeting, Boudreaux said all involved in a recent incident need to "Resign, remove, and recover." It's all because of comments made by the civil service board's attorney and chairman recorded during a recent civil service board meeting. In the recording played during the council meeting, Candice Hattan breaks down what could happen if fees were not paid by a local NAACP chairman.
The exact exchange in question was:
Attorney Candice Hattan: "The next step is we go to court and the judge puts the party under oath and I question her as to what her assets are. We always want to get personal service of that on the judgment and as well as the notice. It's your best chance. We could ask for a bench warrant if she doesn't show up,"
Chairman Jason Boudreaux: "I tell you what I want."
Attorney Candice Hattan: "We can't do that. They closed debtors prison down. We cannot hang the poor lady by you know, by a rope in front of the court house for the birds to pick her eye's out."