Category Archives: Use of Force

inmate assault - iberia parish jail

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal charged in inmate assault

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal and Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Savoy were charged today with civil rights violations in the April 29, 2011 beatings of five pre-trail detainees at the Iberia Parish Jail.

Ackal and Savoy are the most recent and highest ranking members of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office to be linked to the assault of the detainees in custody at the Iberia Parish Jail.  The incident started out as a contraband sweep of the jail and resulted in the detainees being taken to the jail chapel, an area where there is no video surveillance, and beaten by the officers with fists and batons.

Continue reading

lafayette parish correctional center

Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess settles brutality suit for $400K against Lafayette Parish Sheriff Office

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office paid $400,000 to settle a federal lawsuit for the 2014 alleged beating of an inmate, according to a settlement agreement obtained by KATC Investigates.

Continue reading