Sheriff’s suit against DA halts Grand Jury session

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A DeSoto Parish Grand Jury expected to begin Monday came to an unexpected abrupt halt after current Sheriff Jayson Richardson filed a motion in court seeking to prevent District Attorney Gary Evans from proceeding.

While grand jury proceedings are secret, it’s speculated the Grand Jury was called to consider possibly criminal misconduct of DeSoto Parish deputies as it related to the LACE program. The District Attorney’s office and the Sheriff ’s office have been at odds since the DA took over the administration of the LACE program, as well as the funds generated from the program.


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