Lafayette City Marshal Mike Hill has winnowed down the number of his office’s reserve deputies — which had swelled to about 60 under his predecessor — to but a handful, The Current reports.
Hill has called in the commissions of nearly 50 reserves, including U.S. Rep Clay Higgins and former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, the newspaper reports.
Higgins, Shaq were suspended City Marshal Brian Pope’s most high-profile reserve, or volunteer, deputies. U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins went by the marshal’s office a few months ago to turn in his card, badge and weapon before Hill began the process of revoking the commissions, the Current reports.
“He came in and surrendered his,” Hill told the Current. “I did not call that one in; he called us.”
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