LSP Major David McClendon admits that, if former LSP Col. Mike Edmonson approved Las Vegas side trip, his disciplinary action of docking troopers’ compensated time “would have to be revisited.”

 

Louisiana State Police Major David McClendon, who was tasked with investigating the troopers having taken a side trip to Las Vegas while traveling to a convention in San Diego in October of 2016.

In a stunning revelation, and likely one to have a profound impact on the final outcome of the ongoing appeal hearings of LSP troopers Derrell Williams, Thruman Miller, and Rodney Hyatt, LSP Major David McClendon, who was tasked with investigating the troopers’ Las Vegas side trip for a San Diego convention in October of 2016, bluntly stated that, if former LSP Col. Mike Edmonson approved the side trip, his disciplinary decision to dock each trooper’s compensated time “would have to be revisited.” Let’s take a look at what he said:


McClendon admits that, if Edmonson approved the side trip, his decision to dock compensated hours “would have to be revisited.”

Being blunt, though the mainstream media, which had zero presence at today’s hearing, is all geared up for the “big show” of Edmonson testifying tomorrow, we firmly believe the matter was settled with the preceding video.  Why?  Because Edmonson can do one of two things.  He can admit he approved the trip, thus making McClendon’s candid admission above a slam-dunk victory for the three troopers.  Alternatively, Edmonson can decline to testify and plead the Fifth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution.  If he does that, the troopers’ attorney, Floyd Falcon, has already demonstrated beyond any shadow of a doubt that Edmonson did in fact authorize the side trip and, according to testimony, openly encouraged it (see video below).

So, while everyone is all geared up for the “big show” tomorrow, we believe the “big show” transpired in the two minute video clip above.  Nevertheless, here are video highlights of McClendon’s direct examination today by LSP attorney Michele Giroir and cross examination by the troopers’ defense attorney, Floyd Falcon:


McClendon’s direct examination by Giroir.


McClendon’s cross examination by Falcon.

We’ll certainly join the “big guys” (i.e. mainstream media) tomorrow, but we firmly believe the matter is now anti-climatic for the reason stated above.

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