JPD Suit Update

On behalf of the seven plaintiffs, Jonesboro attorney Bobby Culpepper alleges:

That plaintiffs herein were never terminated by a recommendation of the Mayor, approved by the Board of Aldermen, in violation of Louisiana law. See Opinion of the Attorney General May 10, 1974.

That the TOWN OF JONESBORO has failed to fund the police department which action affects the police department in violation of law. See Opinion of the Attorney General No. 05-0424.

That the TOWN OF JONESBORO did not pay its portion into the unemployment fund of the State of Louisiana on behalf of plaintiffs, which is in violation of Louisiana law.

That plaintiffs have been wrongfully terminated and plaintiffs’ compensation has been wrongfully terminated.

That the TOWN OF JONESBORO has illegally allowed plaintiffs’ insurance to lapse without even being notified of Cobra insurance, in violation of both state and federal law.

Culpepper ask for the following relief:

…an amount sufficient to compensate plaintiffs for wrongful cancellation of insurance, damages for failure to pay into the unemployment fund, damages for wrongful termination, reimbursement for court appearances, attorney’s fees and all other damages allowed by Louisiana law, together with legal interest from date of judicial demand until paid and all costs of these proceedings.

See here the document.

36 Responses to “JPD Suit Update”

  1. Brenda Says:

    Who are they suing, the Mayor and the council members individually or the Town?

  2. Jeff T. Says:

    If this statement is correct as stated above:” That the TOWN OF JONESBORO has illegally allowed plaintiffs’ insurance to lapse without even being notified of Cobra insurance, in violation of both state and federal law”., then why is that not a Federal charge? Wouldn’t that include review by a Federal Agency not just the same old excuse making group that has got whip lash from looking the other way?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    well, the town is the mayor and the council …

  4. sunrisesunset Says:

    The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

    Ol’ Les, you have climbed up the water spout and now you have gone as far as you can go……drowning by the mess you have caused. You are being washed away by your sins of omission because you failed to do what you were commissioned to do when elected to office.

    • oops Says:

      5 other spiders omitted their duty too…….

      • Anonymous Says:

        Yes, there is a total of five spiders, but one of them is a good spider and that is Renee Stringer. Her bite is not deadly. Others……yes, indeed!

        The black widow spider…….ol’ Les…… the one that caused all this turmoil with 4 other council members following the lead of the poisonous black widow.

        So, now you have the rest of the story about the itsy-bitsy spider.

        • sunrisesunset Says:

          Hey everyone:

          For some mysterious reason my blog about the rest of the spider story was posted under “anonymous”.


  5. Crown Vicky Says:

    Why was the A-1 Mobile trolling behind the Courthouse today? Making arrangements with someone or just checking the scenery out…….hmmmm…….very interesting………….

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Well, I say 3 failed, 1 tried the best she could, and 1 would surprise me if he could tie his own shoes!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Well 3 failed, 1 tried as hard as she could, and 1 would surprise me if he could tie his own shoes!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    How is Les related to the lady on channel 10 news? I know he has to be because she makes sure that idiot gets his five minutes every night! An I wonder whose idea it was to interview that IDIOT Willie? My last question is can anyone translate Willie, what is a paweese officer?

    • watching the show Says:

      what kind of fund raiser did they have at city hall on Thursday, was it a bring in the cash for a lawyer meeting or was it a fund raiser for the “new land aka pharaoh land ” sign for the city limits? Was the room rented and all the town employees that attended, were they on the clock and did the Fiscal Adminstrator approve the use of the room, like the McDonald Recreation Center……hmmmmmm guess the “new land aka pharaoh land” has all new rules…..written by the king……and heartly endorsed by the fearless 4.

    • go figure Says:

      She is in the black journalist association according to the blurb on channel ten website. I am sure dill is as well since they were so chummy at the last court hearing and he considers his dribble to be journalism. So, when, your friends are reporting on you, they are going to slant it. I miss Daisy ODonnell and Megan Fitzgerald. They were unbiased journalist–not puppets for anyone.

  9. just because Says:

    I’m so glad that the mayor agrees with the chief that the actions of the council were illegal.(KTVE 10) We gonna fix it in the next meeting. blahahahahaha!

    • pharaoh land Says:

      didn’t you understand….”we are in a new land”, oh yeah…..broke land, ……..reminds one of the accidental check cashing episode……just as mistake………..just a mistake to fire those cops……go back and redo it….. political mulligan…………what part of the law was broken and you do have to answer for breaking the law…oh I forgot…..that only applies to certain folks in your town………pharaoh land……..the “new land”……..the broke and non law abiding let me push the law as far up the nose of the judicial system as I can land……..idot.

  10. watching Says:

    Why was Mr. Joseph interviewed at city hall after business hours. I saw him and the mayor along with ktve 10 after 4:00 at city hall. Why are people there after hours. Must be those 26 hour the mayor works a day which justified him doubling his salary.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    He was at city hall for the same reason most criminals are at city hall, so the mayor can push his magic button, wherever he hides it, and make it all disappear!

    • power outage Says:

      that button has an extension that runs to a neighboring parish and south to baton rouge….don’t ever forget that. all …..the power for that switch is not harnessed in city hall.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    In my opinion if you are in any organization that referrs to themselves as the “black” whatever then that my friend is a racist organization. Dont agree? Let them start the “white” journalist organization and see how far that gets.

    • sunrisesunset Says:

      Of course. It would be white racism screamed to the top of their lungs.

      And, what about the cotillion ball they (blacks) have EVERY year. Anyone ever see any white couples at this event?

  13. Anonymous Says:

    What does “pharaoh land” mean? Is it referring to a letter to the editor that mentioned that? Certainly they can’t be comparing the black situation in Jonesboro to those who were persecuted by the pharaoh in the Bible. That would be too much of an exaggeration for anybody to take seriously.

    • Ernest T. Says:

      What part of any of that letter or any of the other rants he and his missus have written where everyone is picking on them or he hasn’t been given his way or just mainly that his demands for the town owned cemetery not to be mowed with his tax dollars that is full of veterans that fought for his “rights” to rant and rave and control city hall…….always the victum…….get over it. Pharaoh indeed, clueless about how fortunate he has been and more importantly how much FREEDOM and FREE Money has flowed to them thanks to all the people that have actual jobs and pay taxes so they can live like a king and queen or should that be a Pharaoh?

    • Hmmmmm Says:

      And the whole letter was related to alcohol that is what is so pathetic.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Mr. Willie Joseph, please proceed with your claim that Mr. Smith was impersonating a police officer… make me laugh!!!

    Head on back to Pineville……

    • Anonymous Says:

      Please….he is just blowing hot air like his leader….if he had a true cause, he would have filed a law suit for some money!!!

      Just stirring up stuff….birds of a feather flock together!

  15. Just Thinking out loud... Says:

    So, just wondering, did all of the former Jboro police officers join this suit?

    How did Doug Stokes, long term paid attorney of record for the Town of Jonesboro, advise the Mayor and his majority council to handle the termination of these former officers?

    In the corporate world, before any employee is termed, the situation is discussed with the legal counsel. Thus law suits are avoided or if no avoided, the file is documented so that the termination is documented.

    Doug Stokes needs to be relieved of his duties as Town Attorney….he does not appear to be very effective.

    • yankeedan Says:

      The effectiveness is measured by a totally different set of scales-truth and justice is not in the calibration of those scales either.

    • Innocent By-Stander Says:

      Doug Stokes only advises when asked. He advised the mayor and the council that the action on firing the officers was illegal without the recomendation of the Police Chief

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Pharaoh was one of the most evil characters in the Bible next to the Devil himself. Why would you want to live in a town called “Pharaoh Land?”

  17. Anonymous Says:

    Isn’t it about time we heard something on the appeal of the Town of Jonesboro?

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