BREAKING NEWS DOC Suspends Visitation and Volunteering at Louisiana's State-Run Prisons Over Covid-19 Concerns Full Story

Lafayette Police Department Makes Updates to Use of Force Policy

The Lafayette Police Department’s (LPD) Use of Force Policy has been revised and is in the review and approval process.

Posted: Sep 24, 2020 4:26 PM
Updated: Sep 24, 2020 4:39 PM

Lafayette, LA- The Lafayette Police Department’s (LPD) Use of Force Policy has been revised and is in the review and approval process. Policy revisions mirror the 8 Can’t Wait campaign, a national effort to address issues in the community that result in police violence. It is important to acknowledge the Lafayette Police Department was already practicing the majority of the recommended policies of the 8 Can’t Wait initiative.

Work on policy updates began soon after the death of George Floyd in May, when two Lafayette attorneys, Xavieria Jeffers and Faith Flugence, brought the 8 Can’t Wait Campaign to the attention of Lafayette Consolidated Government Chief of Minority Affairs Carlos Harvin. Harvin then spearheaded a committee to address Lafayette Police Department’s Use-of-Force Policy.

The committee includes Harvin, Interim Police Chief Scott Morgan, Services Captain Brad Ridge, Training Director Sgt. Toby Delahoussaye, Harvin, Flugence, Jeffers, and community member Alzina Dural. The goal was to explore ways to incorporate 8 Can’t Wait reforms into LPD policies.

Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
92° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 99°
New Iberia
Partly Cloudy
87° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 97°
Ville Platte
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 101°
Abbeville
Partly Cloudy
87° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 92°
Crowley
Partly Cloudy
87° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 103°
St. Martinville
Partly Cloudy
87° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 75°
Feels Like: 97°
Opelousas
Partly Cloudy
89° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 76°
Feels Like: 101°
Hot and humid

Latest Video

Image

Game Camp Begins In Lafayette

Image

Salvation Army Fan Giveaway

Image

Heat and humidity remain in place today

Image

Lafayette's own Mondo Duplantis will be competing in the 2021 U.S. Olympics

Image

Hot, but rain moves in to cool us off slightly

Image

Cheerleading Recognized as an Olympic Sport

Image

Few Rain Chances, Hot Temps Stick Around

Image

2020 Tokyo Olympics

Image

Hot Start to the Workweek

Image

Hot Sunday Weather

Community Events