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Judge dismisses suit seeking St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne's travel records

A state judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that accused St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne of refusing to release public records related to trips he and some of his deputies took to North Dakota to observe the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

St. Charles Parish Judge Emile St. Pierre tossed the complaint, filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, a nonprofit legal advocacy group, following a two-hour hearing in which Champagne was questioned at length about his response to a records request that sought a wide-ranging list of documents relating to the sheriff's 2016 travel.


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