Police juror files suit against jury

Charlie Odom
Charlie Odom

District 8 Police Juror Charles Odom has filed suit against the Webster Parish Police Jury after taking a fall at the tax assessor’s office.
Odom says he could not comment on the suit, but did say it has nothing to do with the police jury.

“I was on private business in there when it happened,” he said. “I’ve been told not comment on it.”

According to the suit, he was at the tax assessor’s office on Sept. 27, 2014, and was injured during a fall at the threshold between two adjacent rooms.

“The flooring of one room is six to ten inches lower than the adjacent room,” the suit reads. “The flooring appears basically the same color in both rooms.”

It goes on to read safety measures available to the police jury were not taken, which would inevitably cause someone to fall.

Parish attorney Patrick Jackson says the case has been turned over to the police jury’s insurance to handle.

“It has been received and turned over to (the parish’s liability) insurance,” he said. “The insurance company will work to resolve the matter.”
The suit was filed May 27.

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