Constable Asks Baton Rouge Council For More Cars

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Two East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwomen say they will dig into the mayor's proposed 2015 budget to try to add more money so the Constable's Office to can buy 10 new vehicles.

         The Advocate’s Andrea Gallo reports City Constable Reginald Brown asked the council members at Monday night's budget hearing to find the money. The Constable's Office originally requested 10 new vehicles. The administration proposed funding for only three but green-lighted $1 million for new cars for the Baton Rouge Police Department.

         Councilwoman Ronnie Edwards questioned what she called unfair treatment of the Constable's Office.

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         Finance officials say the Constable's Office first needs to sell some old cars and then get a better estimate on its court cost revenues.

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