Appeals court reverses decision involving sheriff’s records

December 27, 2018
Associated Press

A human rights law firm Thursday won access to documents reflecting a Louisiana sheriff’s office participation in the response to 2016 protests against a North Dakota crude oil pipeline.

The state 5th Circuit Court of Appeal reversed an earlier decision by the 29th Judicial District Court of St. Charles Parish that ruled against the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights’ public records request regarding St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne’s trip and that of any employees who traveled to North Dakota in connection with the Dakota Access Pipeline. ...

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