BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Sorrento Town Council approved two measures Tuesday night that will pave the way for the town to completely dissolve its police department with voter approval.
One measure will amend the budget to in effect zero out the Sorrento Police Department's funds including the salary of the only current employee, Assistant Police Chief Ricky Smith. The other measure will let residents decide in November if the department should be completely abolished moving forward.
“When you try to bring something back and try it again and it's failed on you once and try again that's insanity,” said town resident Robert DeBate.
However some like Sorrento Council Member Randy Anny do not believe the police department's allocated funds should be used elsewhere until voters make their decision.