In his state of the city address this week, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski touted reductions in many different categories of crime.
But publicly available data created by the Lafayette Police Department doesn’t seem to jibe with the mayor’s announced statistics.
This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we ask him to explain how his numbers are so different from the ones the public can see.
Also on this week’s program: the mayor mentioned his support for addiction counseling and mental health services in his state of the city speech and said he thinks Lafayette is on the right track with providing them.
But he did not mention the most public measure on that front – the possible creation of a needle exchange program, which he’s publicly opposed in the past few months. We ask him if that’s a part of the city’s strategy going forward.