Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On The Costs Of Fighting Crime

Jul 14, 2016

The mayor says he believes $150 is a fair price for copies of police body camera footage -- and that it's a good price to keep too many people from asking for it.
Credit Lafayette Mayor's Office

Some police department across the state have responded to a new police body camera law by discontinuing their programs.

Lafayette took a different approach – choosing to charge as much as the law would allow for copies of any footage.

This week on Ask The Mayor, we do some math with Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski and attempt to determine how providing those copies can cost that much.

Also on this week’s show, we ask about the replacement for Loeb Stadium, a fixture in Lafayette baseball circles for generations.

The city is planning to spend $10 million to replace it, but where will the money come from?