Sorrento Police Department liabililty insurance dropped after speeding incidents unveiled

Sorrento Police Department liabililty insurance dropped after speeding incidents unveiled
NBC33 Staff

POSTED: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 9:18am

UPDATED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:55pm

As of November 19, the Sorrento Police Department will no longer be covered by their liability insurance provider, according to Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert.

This is reportedly the first time in Louisiana municipal history that this has happened.  

The mayor and at least two council members are calling for the resignation of Sorrento's Chief of Police, Earl Theriot.

Sheriff Jeff Wiley has assured NBC33 that service and emergency calls will be responded to by his department for the immediate future, but the town of Sorrento would need to formulate a contract with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office for long-term service.

Calls to Theriot have not been returned, and he is reportedly out of the office for the day.

Sorrento Police have been in the spotlight recently, since Officer James Bell had been flagged over 700 times for speeding within a two month period. 

Click here for our previous reporting on Sorrento Police. 

Click here for The Creole's reporting on today's newest developments. 

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I think its time to cut his losses and fire the cop that cant drive the speed limit like he expects the residents to do. He must be in somebodies back pocket......

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