Agenda Item
Docket No. 22-209
Consent Opinion regarding Fernest Martin, City Marshal for the City of Jeanerette (Pop. 4,813) in Iberia Parish.
La. R.S. 42:1111A: No public employee shall receive anything of economic value, other than compensation and benefits from the governmental entity to which he is duly entitled, for the performance of the duties and responsibilities of his office or position.

La. R.S. 13:1881. General powers and duties of marshal; deputy marshals
A. The marshal is the executive officer of the court; he shall execute the orders and mandates of the court and in the execution thereof, and in making arrests and preserving the peace, he has the same powers and authority of a sheriff.
B. The marshal may appoint one or more deputy marshals having the same powers and authority as the marshal, but the marshal shall be responsible for their actions. The compensation of the deputy marshals shall be fixed and paid by the governing authorities of the city or parish, or both, where the court is located. The city marshal may use funds available for expenses of his office, including proceeds from costs assessed in criminal matters pursuant to R.S. 13:1899, to pay an amount in excess of the fixed salary or to pay the amount fixed or any portion thereof to deputy marshals or to employ additional deputies. However, nothing herein shall authorize the city marshal to fix or supplement his own salary. In no event shall the salary of any deputy exceed that of his city marshal.

Adopt and publish consent opinion. Dismiss charges before the EAB.
Assigned Attorney: David Bordelon
2022-209- EAB Charges re; Fernest Martin