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DA requests expedited hearing to object to candidacy of Brian Pope for Lafayette City Marshal

Jury selection begins in Brian Pope’s trial
Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 17:46:30-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — District Attorney Keith Stutes has requested an expedited hearing to object to the candidacy of Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope who has qualified to run for re-election to the office in the Nov. 3 election.

According to court records filed on Thursday, a registered voter in the city and parish of Lafayette has presented evidence to the district attorney that Pope is not qualified to be a candidate for Lafayette City Marshal.

The document also states that Pope does not meet the statutory and legal qualifications for the city marshal’s office, and was not registered to vote at the time that he qualified on July 24.

The district attorney’s office is requesting the hearing for a judgment to remove Pope as a candidate for the city marshal’s office.

A judge has not yet signed the order and a date and time for the hearing has not been set yet.

You can read the full document below.

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