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Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope again seeks election to GOP committee

Posted: 9:55 PM, Jan 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-11 11:21:03-05
Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope released from house arrest

Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope is again seeking election to a GOP committee.

On Friday, Pope qualified to run for a seat on the Lafayette Parish Republican Executive Committee. Currently, he serves as the District 8 member of the parish Republican Executive Committee. For the April election, he has qualified to run as an at-large member. He is one of a dozen people who qualified to run for five at-large seats on the parish committee.

Pope, who was convicted in October 2018 of malfeasance in office, is appealing his sentence of one year in jail in that case.

Those convictions stem from his actions during a public records dispute with The Independent.

Pope also has two pending indictments on additional charges of malfeasance in office.