Guess what? Duke is the stand-up guy that I think he is.
As you can read in the lawsuit and attached documents, Duke Lowrie did everything he could to bring the hours padding and false credit to the attention of the Bossier City Council as well as the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Did he pad his hours? Yes. That was the standard practice with the Bossier City Fire Department.
When Duke tried to correct that policy, was he railroaded? Yes.
Take a look at the minutes from the
Bossier City Council meeting Louisiana EMS Certification Commission. Of course the legal counsel did not want further review. That would have most likely brought the practice more public attention.
At any rate, I am firmly convinced that while Jeff Thompson might be a fine trial lawyer and adept at suing people – that is EXACTLY the reason why he is the wrong choice for District 8 state representative. His flyer was very misleading and a lie itself.
I know Duke Lowrie personally and have spent many hours discussing politics with him. His heart is in the right place, and he is the right guy for the job.
UPDATE: As Bossier City Councilman from District 4 David Jones pointed out, I had mistakenly listed the minutes from the Bossier City Council meeting. In fact, the minutes are from LA EMS Certification Commission. That has been corrected.