Saturday, September 19, 2015

They figured out where Cousin Kenneth got that badge

Turns out the Orleans Parish Sheriff's department gave it to him.  They aren't very clear on why they would do that, though.
Police say the purported victim in that case identified Landrieu as the man who emerged from a Cadillac DeVille in the Lower Garden District with a six-pointed brass star pinned to his collar and a gun in his hands.

The man on the other end of the gun, who has not been named, told police that Landrieu ordered him to pull over and said that his “boys” were going to search the man’s car and possibly arrest him.

Landrieu claimed earlier this week that he “could” be a commissioned reserve officer or deputy, although he declined to state with which agency.

Marc Ehrhardt, a spokesman for Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s office, said Landrieu was named as a special reserve deputy by former Civil Sheriff Paul Valteau — one of a slew of honorary commissions that Valteau and other local law enforcement leaders have handed out over the years to friends and celebrities.

Ehrhardt said the title, which comes with a badge that reads “Honorary” on the back, continued for Landrieu and others after the civil and criminal sheriff’s offices were merged in 2008.

He said the honorary deputies volunteer for a program to help lost kids during Carnival and at some community service events, including the sheriff’s celebrated Easter egg hunt and Thanksgiving dinner.
As far as we know so far, the man Cousin Kenneth held at gunpoint was not carrying any Easter eggs.

Anyway, all of this is buried inside of a completely different story about a man who is not quite a police officer claiming authority to pee on things. 
Police arrested Kevin Migaud, a 26-year veteran of the force who retired more than a decade ago, in May after he was accused of urinating on the sidewalk in the Irish Channel and then flashing a badge and a weapon at a woman who complained about it.

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