He’s Not a Crook! Guv Edwards on Brother the Sheriff

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards defends brother, Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards: ‘He did not engage in anything improper, much less illegal’

BY ELIZABETH CRISP | ecrisp@theadvocate.com

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday gave a forceful defense of his brother, Tangipahoa Sheriff Daniel Edwards, whose office was raided by the FBI last week in connection with a federal drug probe.

“Without any fear of contradiction or ever being proven wrong, I will tell you now, he did not engage in anything improper, much less illegal,” Gov. Edwards told reporters gathered at the Governor’s Mansion for an end-of-year news conference. “I have all the confidence in the world in that, and I think that time will bear that out.”

Gov. Edwards added that he doesn’t “have much information about what they were looking for, why they chose to operate in the manner that they did.”

The FBI raided the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Hammond Police Department, last Thursday, as part of a U.S. Justice Department investigation of a federal drug task force linked to officers suspected of stealing drugs and cash that had been seized during narcotics investigations. Two former Tangipahoa sheriff’s deputies have been charged.

Law enforcement officials told The Advocate that Daniel Edwards’ computer was among the items seized during last week’s daylong raid.

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7 Responses to “He’s Not a Crook! Guv Edwards on Brother the Sheriff”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Sheriff Dindu Nuffins.

  2. Bill Limond Says:

    The fruit does not fall too far from the tree.

    • Anonymous Says:

      You saying both of them are crooks,you might be right

      • DAN M. BURSON Says:

        WELL I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT SOME IN LINCOLN PARISH SHERIFFS OFFICE ARE DISHONEST AND CORRUPT. BUT ARE NEVER PUNISHED BECAUSE THEY HAVE POLITICAL LEVERAGE . STILL WAITING AFTER 5 YEARS FOR THEM TO MAN UP AND TELL THE TRUTH AND TAKE THEIR PUNISHMENT.

      • DAN M. BURSON Says:

        THE POOR IGNORANT DISHONEST HYPOCRITE COWARDS FAIL TO MAN UP LOL.

  3. Oldman Says:

    What the governor said is ( he’s my brother leave him along)

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