Video: Sheriff Gautreaux discusses how he’s ‘policing the police’

Advocate staff file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- An October 2011 file photo of  East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.
Advocate staff file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- An October 2011 file photo of East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux.

During 2012, The Advocate is examining violence in our community, its underlying causes and ways to address it.

Sheriff Sid Gautreaux believes the nature of the job sometimes plagues his deputies. That’s why he started community policing efforts in Gardere and other areas of the parish. However, he acknowledges it takes a long time to turn things around.

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