Thibodaux Police To Use Lafourche Sheriff’s Office Review Board
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — The Thibodaux Police Department will soon begin using the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office review board to look into incidents in which police use force against civilians or are involved in accidents.
The Courier reports that the Lafourche sheriff's review board is made up of civilians, officers and a Louisiana State Police trooper who will determine whether the officer involved was in the wrong.
Thibodaux Internal Affairs head Ricky Ross will chair the review board when it examines Thibodaux incidents. He currently has plans for reviews of two cases. One case involves an officer reported to have used a Taser or pepper-spraying device on a civilian, and another involves an officer hitting a sign with a police car.
The board will hold its first meeting with Thibodaux police May 31.