La. Legislative Auditor releases report on former LSP superintendent Mike Edmonson
Col. Mike Edmonson (Supply: WAFB)
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The Louisiana Legislative Auditor has launched its report highlighting alleged abuse of energy by the previous head of the Louisiana State Police, Col. Mike Edmonson.
Among the many findings, the audit says Edmonson had troopers present transportation for his spouse, used a free dry-cleansing service on the governor’s mansion regardless of receiving a stipend, moved into a house on the state police compound “with out authorized authority,” and shared complimentary lodge rooms with associates.
In a letter responding to the audit, Edmonson wrote
Edmonson was appointed the superintendent by former Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican. Democrat John Bel Edwards stored him on within the place when he took workplace in 2016. Edmonson stepped down in March 2017, amid questions over a aspect-journey a handful of troopers took on the taxpayer dime, together with a cease in Las Vegas.
“It was not the results of anybody specific factor. it is a choice I made presently. Is there a greatest time to make this? I don’t know that. I feel it was the appropriate time,” Edmonson stated on the time. Nevertheless, a current state police report revealed that Edmonson was apparently in contact with these troopers and knew about their sightseeing.
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