Pointe Coupee Parish Police Juror resigns as form of protest

Pointe Coupee Parish police juror resigns as form of protest

POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - After more than two decades of serving on the Point Coupee Parish Police Jury, Russell Young says he's had enough.

"Twenty years. A lot of friends and a lot of enemies," said Young.

His resignation comes after a long dispute.  In 2013, Young asked the New Roads City Council for permits to protest the New Roads Police Department.  The council denied his permits in a 4 to one vote.  Young believes that violates his first amendment rights and says his resignation is a protest.

"The question is not how crazy I am or how insane I am? Where are my permits?" said Young.

Serving since 1993, Young is well known among his fellow jurors for his passionate involvement.

"He served his people well," said Police Jury President Melanie Bueche. "We enjoyed him, but of course we also butted heads."

Young represented District Three. His last official day is Sept. 16.  After that date, the jury will have 20 days to appoint someone to fill the remainder of his term.

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