I believe that as this matter unfolds people will see that the administration of our police force is rife with political maneuvers and that the real tragedy is the penalty that imposes on professional officers who spend a career trying to make Lafayette a safe place and better place to live. We can't afford to have law enforcement play politics, and somebody in the administration needs to step up and put a stop to it, rather than trying to take advantage of it.
As for my client Mike Lavergne, I am anxious to have the time to present his side of this story in the proper forum, and I believe people will have a better understanding of why I have these views. [Police officer Lavergne was indicted by the grand jury that also indicted Hundley, and charged with intercepting or attempting to intercept oral communications and conspiracy to commit illegal wiretapping. ' Ed.] I see no need to make any assertions for Mike at this time. I thinks the facts will be compelling enough, and will support my contention that he is one of those professionals who has suffered because of the politics poisoning what should be a purely professional law enforcement agency.