State Police Road Trip Update

Zurik: Edmonson may have signed off on troopers’ Vegas stop

Written by: Lee Zurik, Chief Investigative Reporter
Contributor: Tom Wright, Investigative Producer

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But for four employees of Louisiana State Police, the trip from Point A to Point B comes with a 350-mile detour, via Sin City.

Now signatures on internal documents, approving the travel on your dime, may have serious implications for the public staff involved.

In October 2016, during the state’s budget crunch, LSP sent 17 people to a four-day conference in San Diego for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. When you calculate salaries, overtime, meals, flights and hotels, the total cost comes to around $70,000.

While the Louisiana State Police Superintendent Michael Edmonson claims he didn’t know about the trip until last week, it appears he signed off on at least one expense report in late December – essentially approving one employee’s side trip through the Grand Canyon and Vegas, paid for with your money.

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3 Responses to “State Police Road Trip Update”

  1. Milo.bender Says:

    who watches the police.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    ken booth has posted a much longer version of this story on his FB page from 2 investigative reporters and according to that report not only was Edmonston aware of the trip one of the purposes was for him to receive a lifetime achievement award in CA accompanied by his cronies…there are photos of the gang celebrating at a pub and listings of the expenses turned it for each person that went…except Edmonston’s brother whose name was left of off the list provided to the reporters

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      DONT BE SHOCKED BY THE STATE POLICE CORRUPTION INSTEAD YOU SHOULD CONCERN YOURSELF WITH THE CORRUPTION OF YOUR OWN POLICE IN LINCOLN PARISH. LOL

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