Jury deliberations underway in trial of Sheriff Ackal

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.

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