Sheriff comes up empty handed after search for LSU’s list for presidential search
POSTED: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 5:23pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies left LSU empty handed today after a search for the board of supervisors presidential search list.
This morning, Tuesday, Sept. 10, a frustrated Judge Janice Clark told attorneys for the board that since the list hasn't been turned over, sheriff's deputies would have to go in and take them. This is a battle that's been going on for months.
"The Advocate" requested the papers back in February. When it wasn't handed over, they took the fight to the courts.
"I have never seen a public body refuse to comply with a court order ordering production of records after both the court of appeals and the Supreme Court has denied their request for a stay,” Lori Mince, attorney for The Advocate, said. “We don't want LSU to be fined, we don't want anyone to go to jail, we just want the records."
The LSU board also ignored threats of fines for not complying with Judge Clark's order.
Judge Clark ordered the sheriff's office to seize the lists wherever they may be, even if it means crossing state lines.