Police Abuse

Sheriff Promises to Obey the Law

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has promised to stop arresting gay men for crimes against nature. Undercover sheriff's deputies had been meeting men in local parks and arranging to have consensual sex with them in private locations then arresting them under the state's anti-sodomy law, which was declared unconstitutional after a Supreme Court case 10 years ago. Gautreaux insists the stings did not target gays.