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WBR jailer on Gosserand: "It's favoritism"

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Posted: Jul 24, 2012 3:48 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Jul 24, 2012 3:48 PM
Source: WBRZ

  Rating: 4.0 (6 votes)

Topics: Victoria Gosserand, Favoritism, West Baton Rouge Parish, Port Allen, Mike Cazes, WBRZ

PORT ALLEN- One week after a News 2 investigation, video filmed today showed nothing has changed. Victoria Gosserand walked across the street for a work detail in West Baton Rouge Parish this morning wearing plain clothes.

One of the biggest mysteries is why Gosserand gets to serve her time in West Baton Rouge Parish, instead of Pointe Coupee Parish, where the deadly crash occurred. Numerous officials News 2 has asked have not been able to answer that question. Gosserand is serving time for killing Terri Parker and badly injuring Kyle Rivere in 2009.

Today a West Baton Rouge Parish jailer told News 2 the arrangement Gosserand has in prison isn't fair.

"It's favoritism," The jailer said. "Any other Joe Blow who committed this crime would have been locked down, not walking around leisurely."

The jailer spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution.

Last week, Sheriff Mike Cazes reassigned long-time West Baton Rouge Parish deputy Jason Fabre from the courthouse detail to the jail. Fabre told News 2 yesterday it was because the Sheriff thought he tipped News 2 about our initial investigation.

"I was not the snitch," Fabre said.

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Mike Cazes told News 2 in an interview this month, out of 500 inmates, Gosserand is the only woman in a prison work program.

"Pretty much after she comes back from her cushy job, she has an attitude," the jailer said. "Kinda on the arrogant side, like she figures someone owes her something."

The jailer pushed for more oversight at the prison.

"I think there needs to be a thorough investigation by a higher authority," the employee said. "I think if you know the right person or have the right amount of money in your bank account, you can get away with anything."

Calls to Sheriff Mike Cazes were not returned today.

Family members and friends of Terri Parker are planning a protest outside the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

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