La. sheriff sorry reporter's photo used for target practice
By PoliceOne Staff
Fox 8 found a photograph of one of their journalists, Lee Zurik, pinned on a target by St. Bernard's Sheriff's deputies at a range near New Orleans, according to their report. They speculate deputies may have been unhappy with a voter-fraud investigation led by Zurik that alleged several Sheriff's office employees voted in an October election in areas they weren't residents.
Records show on some of the days Lee's picture was used during a firearms training class, a few officers attending were the same ones targeted in the voting controversy, but police say it wasn't malicious.
"Really, I want to apologize to Lee. I never intended to make him feel uneasy or uncomfortable about this or increase the state of anxiety he may already live in because of the nature of what he does," Stephens said. "I hope he accepts the apology of me and the department."
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