Mayor-President Josh Guillory sues to remove Lafayette police officer


Lafayette Police Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.

Mayor-President Josh Guillory is suing to remove a Lafayette police officer from his job for using excessive force. 

Lafayette Police Officer Jeremy Robert was suspended for a single day without pay after using excessive force during an April arrest when he pulled a handcuffed woman from a patrol car and later “hogtied” her. 

He was later terminated by Guillory, but Lafayette’s Fire and Police Civil Service Board, which oversees employee discipline, overruled Guillory, reinstating the four-year police patrolman. Guillory filed a lawsuit in September in the 15th Judicial District asking a judge to allow the city-parish government to terminate Robert. 

“The actions of Jeremy Robert are not becoming of any officer in the Lafayette Police Department or any police department in the civil world,” Guillory said in a statement to the Daily Advertiser. 



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