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DISTRICT ATTORNEY JERRY L. JONES

DISTRICT ATTORNEY JERRY L. JONES

“I refuse to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and teenage years working and sweating while we were all in the air conditioning.”

—Fourth Judicial District Attorney Jerry L. Jones, on why he declined to prosecute two University of Alabama football players from Ouachita Parish on drug and weapons charges.

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“I’m not perfect but gosh, I try to be.”

—State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson at Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his confirmation for another term.

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“…if you are here to file a complaint or you have a complaint, I’m not accepting your complaint. I am not going to accept any form of complaint you may have. Any part of that unclear to you?”

—State Police Troop D Commander Capt. Chris Guillory to Dwight Gerst when Gerst visited Troop D headquarters to file a formal complaint against State Trooper Jimmy Rogers.

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“Louisiana is an example to the rest of the country that diversity is a source of strength–not division. That is why I am confident that regardless of party, we can band together to rebuild Louisiana. I was not a business-as-usual candidate, and I will not be a business-as-usual governor. I can’t do it alone. Now is the time for full participation.”

—John Bel Edwards, in his inauguration speech on Jan. 11, 2016, as Louisiana’s new governor.

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“It was alleged that you identified yourself more than once as the Executive Officer for LSP/Troop F to the Director of Security and to the Mississippi Gaming Commission agent while asking if there was the possibility of working something out.

—Col. Mike Edmonson, in a letter dated August 2, 2010, in which he suspended Lt. Tommy Lewis for 40 hours for accompanying an underage woman into the gaming area of a Mississippi casino after having been instructed that she was not allowed in the area.

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