SHREVEPORT, La. (KLFY) – Closing agreements have finished in the trial of Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal.
Judge Donald Walter has read the jury instructions and deliberations are underway.
SHREVEPORT, La. (KLFY) – The defense for Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal has rested its case in federal court.
Ackal is currently on trial for allegedly ordering the beatings of prisoners and orchestrating a brazen cover-up in 2011.
Closing arguments from both the prosecution and the defense will begin when court resumes after a brief recess.
After the closing arguments, the jury will deliberate on the fate of the sheriff.
Ackal’s defense attorney, John McLindon, told News 10 he expects the jury to reach a verdict by this afternoon.