Councilwoman’s police detail amendment could benefit sons

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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Hedge-Morrell’s amendment to cops’ off-duty work could benefit her sons