Editorial: Have outside entity investigate LSP travel - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Editorial: Have outside entity investigate LSP travel

"Full disclosure and complete transparency to the people they serve should be demanded of and delivered," says Joe Sciortino, KSLA News 12 vice president and general manager "Full disclosure and complete transparency to the people they serve should be demanded of and delivered," says Joe Sciortino, KSLA News 12 vice president and general manager
(KSLA) -

The recent disclosure of questionable travel involving Louisiana State Police needs to be taken seriously. 

The travel plans included a four-day sightseeing trip to San Diego and a stop at the Grand Canyon and a night of partying at a Las Vegas casino. 

At this point, it appears to be much more than a business trip with concerning decisions and approvals made by troopers at high levels in the department. 

It is quite bothersome that many within the police agency are oblivious to what is transpiring in Louisiana. There are cuts to TOPS scholarships and serious concerns over the state budget.

But some at the statewide police agency think it is okay to pad their timesheets. 

State Police Supt. Col. Mike Edmonson needs to address this inexcusable behavior directly and restore the public's confidence. 

He should be fully transparent in his investigation into the matter and should invite an outside entity to look into the matter. 

Full disclosure and complete transparency to the people they serve should be demanded of and delivered.

Copyright 2017 KSLA. All rights reserved.

  • KSLA News 12 EditorialsKSLA News 12 EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: What next would you like to see from us?

    Editorial: What next would you like to see from us?

    Monday, January 15 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-01-15 05:16:22 GMT
    "What's next as we continue to work hard to be your news station?" asks Joe Sciortino, KSLA News 12 vice president and general manager. Send email to joe@ksla.com. (Source: KSLA News 12)"What's next as we continue to work hard to be your news station?" asks Joe Sciortino, KSLA News 12 vice president and general manager. Send email to joe@ksla.com. (Source: KSLA News 12)

    Ratings tell us you like how we are doing with "Up to the Minute" and investigative stories. So what's next as we continue to work hard to be your news station?

    More >>

    Ratings tell us you like how we are doing with "Up to the Minute" and investigative stories. So what's next as we continue to work hard to be your news station?

    More >>
  • EDITORIAL: Let’s all have a positive 2018

    EDITORIAL: Let’s all have a positive 2018

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 11:54 PM EST2018-01-04 04:54:18 GMT
    "I plan to stay positive, unfollow those negative folks on social media and only say things that I would be comfortable saying in front of my kids or my Mom," KSLA's Joe Sciortino says. "What’s your plan to have a great 2018?" (Source: KSLA News 12)"I plan to stay positive, unfollow those negative folks on social media and only say things that I would be comfortable saying in front of my kids or my Mom," KSLA's Joe Sciortino says. "What’s your plan to have a great 2018?" (Source: KSLA News 12)

    I plan to stay positive, unfollow those negative folks on social media and only say things that I would be comfortable saying in front of my kids or my Mom. What’s your plan to have a great 2018?

    More >>

    I plan to stay positive, unfollow those negative folks on social media and only say things that I would be comfortable saying in front of my kids or my Mom. What’s your plan to have a great 2018?

    More >>
  • Editorial

    The Other Wise Man

    The Other Wise Man

    Saturday, December 23 2017 9:21 AM EST2017-12-23 14:21:54 GMT
    (Source: KSLA)(Source: KSLA)

    In 1895, Henry van Dyke published a short novel titled The Other Wise Man. The story has its roots in the biblical account of the Magi from the gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. 

    More >>

    In 1895, Henry van Dyke published a short novel titled The Other Wise Man. The story has its roots in the biblical account of the Magi from the gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly