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Judge: Lafayette city marshal can pick up litter as community service

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Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope may soon picking up trash as community service.

Back in March of 2016, the marshal was ordered to complete 173 hours of instruction on public records compliance after failing to turn over public records to a Lafayette news organization.

Now, halfway into Pope's probation, 15th Judicial District Judge Jules Edwards isn't satisfied with the progress Pope has made on getting those instruction hours done.

According to a court document released last week, the judge is now giving the marshal the option of completing 173 hours of litter abatement instead if he cannot complete the public instruction. 

KATC spoke with Pope's attorney Joy Rabalais who says the city marshal just got the document Tuesday and has yet to determine how he will fulfill his 173 hours.

However, Rabalais says Pope does have every intention to comply with the court's ruling by the November 2018 deadline, when the marshal is set to complete his probation.

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