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  • Lawyers: Edmonson retirement lift unconstitutional

    August 16, 2014 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A legal analysis says a big retirement boost for Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, was passed in an unconstitutional manner. The nine-page legal letter recommends that the Louisiana State Police Retirement System refuse to pay enhanced benefits to Edmonson and Trooper Louis Boquet,... more »
  • Retirees to Col: demand your hefty retirement boost be dropped

    August 7, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Retired state troopers asked State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson to demand the LSP Retirement System to order ACT 859, a state law that enacts a hefty retirement boost for Edmonson and another, 32-year trooper. Some believe the proposal, which passed the recently adjourned legislative session, was... more »
  • Retirement system reviewing last-minute law change

    July 30, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent continues, despite Col. Mike Edmonson's decision not to accept the increase. Irwin Felps, executive director of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System, said Wednesday the system's attorneys are reviewing whether the law... more »
  • New drinking and driving campaign a blast from the past Play Video

    April 16, 2014 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Col. Mike Edmonson was just a state trooper when he appeared in a ground-breaking drinking and driving PSA in 1986. 28 years later, he's back for a new commercial and a new campaign. The commercial and campaign were so successful it was copied by groups around the... more »
  • LSP trooper shortage part of budget talks Play Video

    March 20, 2013 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson says there is a need for a new cadet academy to fill the ranks. Edmonson told a budget review committee that is hard to plan while the state's money problems continue. Edmonson told the Louisiana House Appropriations Committee that there were... more »
  • Lawmakers discuss school security Play Video

    January 17, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Legislators are trying to figure out the best ways to keep children safe in school, following last months massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary that left 20 children dead. The Homeland Security Committee met for hours at the Capitol to discuss ways to improve security and look... more »
  • LSP: 12 crashes make deadliest holiday weekend so far

    December 6, 2010 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE – State Police worked a dozen fatal crashes in the past two days, the deadliest weekend so far this holiday season. State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson said troopers worked twelve fatal crashes on state roads between Saturday and Sunday, which resulted in 13 deaths. Edmonson said it was... more »

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