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Former WBR Deputy: "I was not the snitch"

3 years ago July 23, 2012 Jul 23, 2012 Monday, July 23 2012 Monday, July 23, 2012 3:37:34 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

NEW ROADS- A former West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy sounded off about what happened to him at a rally for Terri Parker's family.

He was reassigned last week after News 2 uncovered issues at the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center that have many people questioning whether a convicted killer is getting special treatment. 

"I am not the snitch," Jason Fabre said, referring to a statement made a week earlier by Sheriff Mike Cazes to News 2.

"Tell whoever your snitch is, tell him he'll have a job for a little bit longer," Sheriff Mike Cazes said. "But I have the final say so.  Your service is no longer needed."

Fabre was reassigned last week from his courthouse detail to the jail. He quit and opted to retire before transferring to his new assignment.

"I think he (Sheriff Mike Cazes) overreacted," Fabre said.  "I think he should have called me in to talk about it.  I have made several attempts to talk to him since this happened to no avail."

Fabre admits being vocal about the Gosserand case, but wants the Sheriff to know he had nothing to do with our investigation.

Meanwhile, dozens of protesters in Pointe Coupee Parish demanded an end to what they saw in our investigation. They wore shirts and made signs.

"Justice for Terri," they chanted.

Victoria Gosserand killed Terri Parker and badly injured another man in 2009 following a drunk driving crash. 

Last week, a News 2 investigation showed Victoria Gosserand's arrangement at the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center.  Each day she walks across the street from the jail in plain clothes.  She reports to work release. Out of 500 inmates, she's the only woman in a prison work program at the jail.

There were questions about the way her case was handled from the minute she was arrested.  Her family posted a property bond during a holiday when the Clerk of Court and Assessors Office were closed. In every other parish, those offices need to process a property bond before someone is released.

"I'm totally dismayed by it," Former WBR Deputy Jason Fabre said.

As for the protesters, they plan to keep fighting until their voices are heard.

"If that happened to me, I would not have the same arrangement," Veleka Albert said. 

"The last person to issue the final judgement on Victoria is God and he shows no favoritism," Jarryn Maloid said.

Protesters are planning another demonstration next week. It will be held at 10:30am outside the jail on Wednesday, August 1.

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