Maj. Kevin Reeves named interim LSP superintendent
Posted on 3/22/2017 4:52:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces Maj. Kevin Reeves will act as interim superintendent of Louisiana State Police. Reeves says his goal is to earn the trust and confidence of his peers, as well as their public safety partners and the citizens. Reeves has more than 26 years of service at LSP, and he says working for State Police has been his life’s passion.
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State law limits search of new LSP superintendent
Posted on 3/21/2017 5:06:00 AM.

The head of State Police, Col. Mike Edmonson retires this week, but a state law narrows the search for his permanent replacement. A statute requires the next superintendent to be a commissioned State Police officer who graduated from the LSP academy. But President of the Metropolitan Crime Coalition Rafael Goyeneche says a nationwide search should be conducted.
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Gov Edwards looking for good communicator, leader to head LSP
Posted on 3/16/2017 4:58:00 AM.

During his monthly call-in radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards thanked State Police Col. Mike Edmonson for his more than three and a half decades of service. The governor accepted Edmonson’s retirement on Wednesday, effective March 24th. He says he and the Colonel have been talking about the issue for the past few days.
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LSP leader Col Mike Edmonson announces retirement amid controversy
Posted on 3/15/2017 1:02:00 PM.

After spending nine years as the leader of State Police, Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson announces his plans to retire March 24th. The agency has been the center of controversy regarding questionable travel by four state troopers. Edmonson says he loves his job, but stepping down brings a sense of normalcy to the department.
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Legislative Auditor launches investigation into LSP travel spending
Posted on 3/14/2017 10:26:00 AM.

The state Legislative Auditor’s Office launches an investigation into the travel spending of Louisiana State Police. The inquiry comes amid an ongoing investigation into the agency by the Governor’s Office. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera hopes this probe will lead to policy changes in the department.
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Governor's Office says rumors Col. Mike Edmonson will resign not true
Posted on 3/13/2017 5:57:00 PM.

The Governor’s Office says speculation that State Police Col. Mike Edmonson will step down is just a rumor. The State Police Superintendent has been surrounded in controversy over questionable travel by state troopers, and now troopers are being subpoenaed for a federal investigation looking into illegal campaign donations. President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Rafael Goyeneche, says none of this looks good for LSP.
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Louisiana State Troopers Association reportedly subject of federal investigation
Posted on 3/10/2017 11:57:00 AM.

The Louisiana State Troopers Association is reportedly the subject of a federal investigation alleging the nonprofit made illegal campaign contributions. That’s according to Tom Aswell, publisher of the political blog Louisiana Voice who broke the story on the investigation. He says the nonprofit association’s board funneled the money through its executive director David Young.
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State Police investigate fatal officer involved shooting in Houma
Posted on 3/1/2017 12:22:00 PM.

A man is dead following an officer involved shooting in Houma on Tuesday night. State Trooper Jesse Lagrange says the Houma Police Department was involved in an incident with a barricaded subject when the shooting occurred.
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Former member of State Police Commission calls for Col. Edmonson's resignation
Posted on 3/1/2017 4:34:00 AM.

Another person is calling for State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson to resign. Lloyd Grafton has recently resigned from the State Police Commission, and in his resignation letter to Governor John Bel Edwards, Grafton says Edmonson does whatever he chooses to do.
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Gov Edwards discusses investigation into LSP travel scandal
Posted on 2/23/2017 12:18:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards expressed a serious tone when asked about the travel scandal involving four members of the State Police who took side trips to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon while attending a law enforcement conference in San Diego. Edwards, who has already ordered a full investigation, says this incident shouldn’t be taken lightly.
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