Former Louisiana State Police Troopers Dakota DeMoss (left) and George Harper (right).
At the conclusion of our “nigger with a badge” feature, we indicated that we would soon be reporting on other appeals. We are prepared to do so at this time.
Let us first state that, because the Louisiana State Police Commission (LSPC) meeting for September of 2021 was understandably delayed due to Hurricane Ida until September 30, 2021, we are, in this feature, covering the happenings of significance both at that delayed meeting as well as the most recent LSPC meeting of Thursday, October 14, 2021.
At the September 30, 2021 meeting, former LSP Troopers Dakota DeMoss (who was involved in the arrest and apprehension of Ronald Greene) and George Harper (who was involved in the arrest and apprehension of Antonio Harris) made requests of the LSPC. Both former troopers, who were arrested, charged with excessive use of force, and subsequently terminated from LSP, made a request for their appeals of their terminations to be consolidated and also that they be stayed pending their criminal investigations.
Subsequently, at the October 14, 2021 LSPC meeting, DeMoss and Harper, through their attorney, Adam Karamanis, requested reconsideration of the LSPC’s September 30, 2021 ruling entailing their requests for stays.
Before we present video of the requests, we’ll remind some of our newer subscribers of the texts shared among troopers entailing Harris’ arrest, which were first published by Sound Off Louisiana and soon thereafter republished by news media across the nation and world. Here are those texts to refresh everyone’s memory (Note: Jacob Brown has been arrested, terminated, and most recently, indicted by a Federal Grand Jury):
The troopers then escorted Harris to one of their marked police vehicles. As they placed Harris in the back seat, Tpr. Harper threatened him by saying, “stupid motherfucker, I hope you act up when we get to the fucking jail. I am going to punish you, dumb bitch. What the fuck is wrong with you, stupid motherfucker. ”
Jacob Brown “How was his attitude at the jail?”
George Harper “Complete silence”
Jacob Brown “Lmao”
Dakota DeMoss “lol he was still digesting that ass whoop in”
Jacob Brown “its gonna take him a couple days … ”
Jacob Brown “he gonna be sore tomorrow for sure”
Jacob Brown “BET he wont run from a full grown bear again”
Dakota DeMoss “Bet he don’t even cross into LA anymore”
George Harper “GRIZZLY Nah he gonna spread the word that’s for damn sure”
Jacob Brown “lmao”
Dakota DeMoss “he’s gonna have nightmares for a long time”
Jacob Brown “lmao…..warms my heart knowing we could educate that young man”
Dakota DeMoss “lolol”
Larry Shappley “haha”
At this time, let’s present the relevant video footage entailing DeMoss and Harper from both LSPC meetings:
Requests for consolidation and stays of administrative investigations and appeals of former LSP Troopers DeMoss and Harper are considered and discussed at the LSPC meetings of 9/30/21 and 10/14/21.
Next, a few months ago, we committed to cover the then-pending appeal of William R. Woodward, III, who was told at the July 8, 2021 LSPC Meeting that he’d be “held in contempt” if he did not “shut up.” Woodward opted not to pursue an appeal of a DWI arrest he made; however, through his attorney, Adam Karamanis, he did seek a Declaratory Judgment that future investigations would not be conducted in a manner similar to the way his investigation was handled. Here’s a presentation and discussion of Woodward’s efforts at obtaining that Declaratory Judgment by the LSPC on September 30, 2021:
LSP Trooper Woodward, through his attorney, Adam Karamanis, seeks a Declaratory Judgment from the LSPC that future investigations of troopers will not be conducted in a manner similar to the manner in which his investigation was conducted.
Next, during both meetings of the LSPC, discussions were held regarding HCR 84 of the 2021 Louisiana Legislative Session. Rep. Ted James sponsored the House Concurrent Resolution, which, “requests the State Police Commission to adopt policies that reflect legislation recommended by the Police Training, Screening, and De-escalation Task Force.” Here’s combined video of the LSPC’s discussion of HCR 84 for its meetings of September 30, 2021 and October 14, 2021:
LSPC discusses HCR-84 sponsored by State Rep. Ted James (D-Baton Rouge).
We’ll consider that to be a wrap for the major highlights of the last two LSPC meetings; however, if anyone would like to view those meetings in their entireties, feel free to do so by clicking here for the 9/30/21 meeting and/or by clicking here for the 10/14/21 meeting.
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