The Inquisitor is reporting that a source told them that Sherb Sentell might get Ron Miciotto to file suit against two police officers, one of them a reserve officer who was fired without explanation, for their part in his arrest on public intimidation charges. This sort of statement, if the source is correct, may be a little premature, as the police department’s internal investigation of the incident is not completed. You can read Chief Halphen’s remarks about that in The Inquisitor also.
The article also notes that “The Inquisitor has learned that Cpl. Murray Wells, who initially arrested Sentell at the Horseshoe Casino is not in trouble and is reportedly not facing disciplinary action. It appears that the police department is standing behind Wells, citing the domestic violence law, which requires a police officer to make an arrest if he suspects a battery has occurred. They say the law is clearly on his side.”
It seems that the attempt by Eric Johnson to smear Cpl. Wells has been unsuccessful. You will recall that I posted last week about Johnson’s attempt to say the arrest was the result of some imagined “grudge” against Mr. Sentell, twisting information about a conversation I had with a Bossier Parish ADA.
How about an investigation into the fact that the Bossier DA’s office obviously fed information to a lawyer to give to The Inquisitor in an effort to discredit a police officer for doing his job?