The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office is in the spotlight on the A&E show “Cajun Justice,” which debuts at 9 p.m. Thursday (cable Channel 39).
“‘Cajun Justice’ is a character-driven docudrama unlike any other nonfiction cop show,” David McKillop, executive vice president of programming for A&E, said.
The detectives and deputies investigate thousands of incidents every year. Among those featured in episodes of the half-hour show are a creepy sighting of the loup-garou (“shape-shifting swamp monster” or werewolf), a distressed neighbor reporting a stolen air conditioner during a heat wave, and a lead on a gruesome local serial-killer case.
Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois Jr., a former oil man, runs the department.