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PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) -
Many people attending a meeting in Port Allen Council meeting Wednesday night wanted to
know if "most experienced" or "who you know" is needed to
get a job in the city and some called the mayor a "racist" after a
plenty of fireworks in the meeting, much of it because of the hiring of former
Port Allen Police Chief Adrian Genre. He was convicted of perjury in a racial
discrimination case. Now, people are calling Mayor Roger Bergeron a
"racist" due to the appointment of Genre.
mayor is a racist!" said one protestor.
city hall, a group with signs begged for fairness and experience over personal
preferences. Inside the council meeting, there were more harsh words for Bergeron.
racist!" said another protestor.
2001, Genre was convicted of perjury and served six months for lying in a
racial discrimination case while he was the police chief. Eleven years later, Bergeron
appointed Genre as the city's chief administrative officer.
have a convicted felon as the chief administrative officer of Port Allen, you're
okay with that?" Bergeron was asked.
stated before, Mr. Genre made a serious mistake 12 years ago," Bergeron
answered. "He's paid for that mistake. There's nothing in his history
prior to that incident or since that incident that indicates that he would not
do a good job."
Dalcourt said she served as the city's assistant chief administrative officer
for the past two years.
hired as the assistant to train for the CAO position," said Dalcourt.
in the end, the mayor hired for the position based on the color of her skin,
not her experience.
was Adrian doing before he was hired for this position?"
managed his own restaurant and deli," responded Bergeron.
who had more experience for the position?"
it depends what you mean on experience. Mr. Genre was the chief of police for
six or seven years, so he knows how a government entity works," said Bergeron.
council meeting, there was standing room only as many people wanted to ask why
the mayor and council chose a convicted felon over others to be Port Allen's
second in command. Some were allowed to speak.
not just about the council members that are sitting on the board," said
one woman. "It's truly about the citizens is what it should be about."
things heated up.
of Port Allen don't follow rules anyways," said Dalcourt.
representative Reginald DeVold approached the podium the council shot him down,
ending the meeting.
feel it's just not right," said DeVold. "Everything leading up to the
situation, it was all planned out."
declined an interview, saying the mayor talks on issues dealing with the city.