Records will be cleared for gays arrested in park
BATON ROUGE- A dozen men who were arrested under an illegal state law could have their arrests expunged.
The district attorney's office is working to clear the records of the men who were charged under an anti-sodomy law when they talked about meeting up for sex with an undercover East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff deputy. The arrests came at a private apartment after first planning the rendezvous at a park. Years before the arrests, which were made recently, the Supreme Court deemed the law unconstitutional.
The sheriff's office took heat for the sting and apologized numerous times.
State lawmakers are considering how to remove the outdated law from the state code.
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