Lafayette

May 15, 2013 1:34 PM

Videotaping activist won't face Lafayette prosecution

A Eunice teen who was arrested after videotaping a traffic stop in Lafayette Parish will not be prosecuted, according to court officials.

Alexander John Lege was arrested and charged with interfering with a law enforcement investigation after he was asked to stop shooting video of Lafayette Sheriff's deputies performing a traffic stop in the Broussard area on April 11.

"We reviewed the file and there doesn't seem to be enough evidence that he interfered with the investigation," said Mike Harson, district attorney for the 15th Judicial District. "It doesn't seem like his efforts were very organized, but they did not reach the level of interference. We refused the charges based on that determination."

Lege is also facing charges of following emergency vehicles prohibited, failure to change address on driver's license, vagrancy and criminal trespassing after a similar April 25 videotaping incident in Eunice. A hearing date is set in Eunice City Court for June 10.

Lege's video of Eunice police can be seen here, and Lafayette deputies can be seen here.

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