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LSP halts ticket program, suspends three troopers

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The Louisiana State Police on Wednesday suspended a statewide highway traffic enforcement program and began a criminal investigation into three troopers accused of claiming extra-duty hours they never actually worked. our media partners at The Advocate report. 

The State Police superintendent, Col. Kevin Reeves, ordered a review of the program, Local Agency Compensated Enforcement, and placed the troopers on administrative leave after reviewing surveillance footage provided by WVUE-TV, the newspaper reports. 

The New Orleans station this week promoted a segment on its investigation of the program, known as LACE, saying it would air its findings Wednesday night, the paper reports. 

The undercover footage appears to show the troopers "claiming hours for time they weren't working," Maj. Doug Cain, a State Police spokesman, told the Advocate. 

To read the Advocate's complete story, click here

The program is suspended in more than 40 parishes, including the Acadiana parishes of: St. Landry Parish, St. Martin Parish, Iberia Parish, St. Mary Parish, Lafayette Parish, Acadia Parish, Vermilion Parish, Calcasieu Parish and Jefferson Davis Parish.

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