E Feliciana Parish officials vote to keep Confederate statue outside courthouse

East Feliciana Parish Police Jury votes to leave Confederate monument where it is in Clinton

CLINTON, La. (WAFB) - Members of the East Feliciana Parish Police Jury voted to keep the Confederate statue outside of the parish courthouse at a meeting Monday, July 6.

Police jury members heard public comments and voted to decide on the fate of the statue July 6. During a meeting held June 15, members voted to take no action and postponed the decision to June 30. That decision was again kicked down the road until Monday, when a decisions was finally made.

The matter has come up several times over the past few years.

In July of 2016, a proposal to remove the statue was denied. Then in June of 2019, an appeals court rejected a black man’s request to move his trial to a courthouse without a Confederate monument out front.

Louis Kent, president of the East Feliciana Police Jury, previously stated he believed the statue should come down.

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