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Police Juries: Misunderstood Level of Government (1977)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1977-04-20

Duration: 00:26:58

Subjects: Local governments | POLICE JURIES


  • Goodrum, Felix Narrator
  • Landry, Ed Producer
  • Herrod, Doug Photographer
  • Smith, Rick Photographer
  • Lowenthal, Margaret Speaker
  • Vincent, Rodney Speaker
  • Perez, Chalin Interviewee
  • Kahao, Barkdull Speaker
  • Cart, Aaron Speaker


This documentary from April 20, 1977, explores the role of the police jury, a unique form of parish-level government used only in Louisiana. It includes comments by: Margaret Lowenthal and Rodney Vincent of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury; Chalin Perez, a delegate at the 1973 Louisiana Constitutional Convention; Barkdale Kahao of the West Baton Rouge Police Jury; and Aaron Cart of the Acadia Parish Police Jury. Narrator: Felix Goodrum This program was preserved through the American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s Transcribe to Digitize Challenge, a partnership with George Blood LP.