City Marshal on Suing the City: ‘The Law is Carved in Stone’ [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Marshal Charlie Caldwell talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wriht and Erin McCarty, giving details about his almost $10 million lawsuit against the City of Shreveport, claiming his department is owed more than a decade of operating expenses.
Caldwell says the suit, which asks for $9.7 million, is payment owed by the city to the Marshall's office going back to 2009.
Here's more info from theinquisitor.com:
"A hearing has been set before Caddo District Judge Craig Marcotte on Mar.9 . Under Louisiana law, cities with city courts must furnish a city court room and offices for the city judge(s), clerk and marshal. Additionally the expenses and maintenance of the court room and offices for the judge(s), clerk and marshal are the responsibility of the city.
The suit alleges that the City Marshal's Office spends between $700 and $900,000 each year for operation and maintenance. The Marshal alleges that, despite presenting the city with a proposed budget every year since 2007, the city has refused to pay any money for expenses and operations.
The Marshal is also asking the court to award interest and attorney fees."