The Louisiana Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope over his refusal to offer public records to a Lafayette news organization.

Pope's appeal--that challenged a suit from a reporter at The Independent over the release of public records--was  denied by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in September.

Court documents show the reporter, Christiaan Mader, was seeking e-mails regarding Pope's involvement in aiding the campaign of Lafayette Parish Sheriff's candidate Chad Leger.

In August, a grand jury indicted him on two counts of perjury and three counts use of public funds to urge electors to vote for or against a candidate.

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