Brian Pope trial starts today, Attorney wants special instructions for jury


The trial for Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope starts today.  Pope’s defense attorneys, want the judge to give special instructions to jurors according to a report in the Daily Advertiser.

The newspaper reported the instructions include the citation of laws and the defense attorneys’ interpretation of those laws in such a way that would limit the jurors’ ability to find Pope guilty 

Pope is charged with seven felony counts, including five malfeasance in office charges and two perjury charges.

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