New Orleans Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell may have violated state ethics law when she amended a proposed city ordinance governing police officers’ off-duty work to exclude major events such as ones at the Fair Grounds, where her two sons work.
The amendment, co-sponsored by Hedge-Morrell and Councilwoman Stacy Head, would likely mean that Sgt. Todd Morrell and Officer Nicholas Morrell would be exempted from a new requirement that they be periodically rotated out of their Fair Grounds detail.
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