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Transgender inmate's rape case against Orleans Justice Center set for trial

Joe Dyton Jan. 13, 2017, 11:44am

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has set a court date of June 2017 for a lawsuit in which a transgender inmate says she was raped while locked in the same cell with a male prisoner last September.

Baton Rouge police officer sues Black Lives Matter activist for injuries sustained during local protests

Joe Dyton Dec. 4, 2016, 5:58pm

BATON ROUGE — A local police officer recently filed a lawsuit against Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson after the officer allegedly was injured during a protest.

Louisiana attorney general attacks Advocate in editorial

Joe Dyton Nov. 27, 2016, 1:22pm

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry recently submitted an editorial to The Advocate in reaction to the publication’s critique of how he’s handling state policy.

Court dismisses wrongful death lawsuit against LMPD officer who shot a man eight times

Joe Dyton Oct. 28, 2016, 5:00pm

LOUISVILLE — United States District Court Judge Charles Simpson III recently dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officer who allegedly fatally shot a 28-year-old man in 2014.

Man claims he was treated unfairly in fight to remove Andrew Jackson statue from town square

Joe Dyton Oct. 13, 2016, 5:46pm

NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana man has expressed concerns about a ruling by federal judge Carl Barbier that his lawsuit was an "empty gesture," because he sought the removal of a statue of Andrew Jackson from New Orlean's Jackson Square when in actuality, he opposed the removal of any statues. 

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office faces lawsuit over pepper spray incident

Joe Dyton Oct. 11, 2016, 7:13pm

BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux faces a lawsuit after a now former prison deputy used pepper spray near Glen Oaks High School students and parents.

Walker mayor files lawsuit against state, federal goverments

Joe Dyton Oct. 5, 2016, 9:13pm

WALKER — Rick Ramsey, mayor of Walker, has stated he will file suit on behalf of the city against the state and federal governments who he claims are responsible for the flooding that has impacted almost the entire city.