February 13, 2020  |  01:04 pm

“Although I have not yet been served with the federal lawsuit referenced in the story published February 13 by Sara Pagones and Katie Moore on NOLA.com/WWL-TV, I am confident that any lawsuit that may be filed by Brian Trainor, former Chief Deputy under Jack Strain, on behalf of Jerry Rogers, another long-time Strain employee, will prove to be frivolous and without merit.  It is a shame we must waste taxpayer dollars to defend such frivolous suits. I look forward to defending the actions of my agency and my employees, and I look forward to our day in court, when all the facts can be brought to light.  I know the citizens of St. Tammany Parish are smart enough to see that this is nothing more than another politically charged stunt by members of the former Strain administration.  Foolishness like this is exactly why the citizens of St. Tammany Parish elected me.”