Third Circuit Orders Release Of City Marshal Brian Pope
Embattled Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope is being released from jail after Louisiana's Third Circuit Court of Appeal ruled he will not have to serve his 30-day sentence.
Fifteenth Judicial District Court Judge Jules Edwards ordered Pope to serve 30 days in jail on a contempt of court charge. Pope was to serve 23 days of that sentence after 7 days of time served was factored.
Edwards revoked Pope's probation after he found the marshal failed to complete his community service in an appropriate time.