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Port Barre Chief suggests changes with juvenile arrests

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Port Barre Police Chief Deon Boudreaux has a stack of complaints made towards juveniles. The department says it is constantly arresting juveniles but Boudreaux mentions that the crimes continue. 

"There's no consequence for the crime so they going to keep doing it until they have to serve some serious time. Until there's some type of consequence they going to keep doing it," says Chief Boudreaux.

According to Boudreaux, the latest teens arrested have had previous run-ins with police.

"Constantly violating curfew, stealing things, breaking into people's homes. They doing a lot of bad things," Boudreaux says

Boudreaux says the teens need to learn a lesson, perhaps the hard way. "the fault is at the state. It has to be in the legislature," Boudreaux says. 

The chief adds that he is going to try and push and petition to have some laws either amended or changed in the state so that juveniles can be arrested and detained instead of arrested and let go.

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