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Fighting Crime in Jefferson Parish (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-02-09

Duration: 00:09:41

Subjects: Crime | Law Enforcement | Criminal justice, Administration of


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Lee, Harry Interviewee
  • Dalton, Sam Interviewee
  • Claverie, Gus Interviewee
  • Washington, Renee Interviewee
  • Lanier, Vince Interviewee
  • Rodrigue, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the February 9, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the controversial crime fighting methods used by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. His report focuses on a new community policing program called STAR, or Survey, Target, Arrest, and Rejuvenate. He interviews: Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee; Sam Dalton, an attorney and the former head of Jefferson Parish’s indigent defendant program; Guy Claverie, deputy chief; Lieutenant Renee Washington, head of the STAR program; Vince Lanier, deputy chief; and Richard Rodrigue, deputy chief. This report is a part of a series on new ways to fight crime.