Former prominent Louisiana attorney Ashton O’Dwyer, severely beaten in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, tells Louisiana State Police Commission that LSP is in “disarray” and represents a “racketeering enterprise.”

Former prominent Louisiana attorney Ashton O’Dwyer appears before the Louisiana State Police Commission on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

On the very same day that the U. S. Department of Justice made a landmark announcement that it would begin a “pattern and practice” investigation of LSP, former prominent Louisiana attorney Ashton O’Dwyer made a presentation to the Louisiana State Police Commission (LSPC).  In it, he names very specific names whom he claims played huge roles in stonewalling any investigation into his allegations that troopers of LSP Troop F who were detailed to New Orleans to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina beat him severely and left him a cripple for life.  We’ll let him name the names, including a past Executive Director of the LSPC.  Here’s his presentation in its entirety:


Former prominent Louisiana attorney Ashton O’Dwyer addresses the LSPC at its meeting of June 9, 2022 and states his case as to why the LSPC should investigate his brutal beating in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  O’Dwyer names high-ranking officials of LSP whom he claims have stonewalled and blocked such an investigation, to include former LSPC Executive Director Cathy Derbonne.  Links for documents supplied to LSPC Members:
Supplement, Exhibit 10, Exhibit 11, Exhibit 12, Exhibit 13

Those are the materials O’Dwyer left with the LSPC Members.  Here are links for Exhibits 1 – 9 that further support his allegations:

Exhibit 1

Exhibit 2

Exhibit 3

Exhibit 4

Exhibit 5

Exhibit 6

Exhibit 7

Exhibit 8

Exhibit 9

In Exhibit 1 above, there are two links.  One is for this essay entitled, “Police State Comes to New Orleans.”  The other link is for this YouTube video.

Finally, here is O’Dwyer’s call for formal charges and request for investigation and exercise of powers by the LSPC.

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