LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The confederate monument will remain on the grounds of the Calcasieu courthouse.
The Calcasieu Police Jury voted 10-4 at a special meeting to leave the South’s Defenders Monument where it stands. Police Jury President Tony Guillory, whose vote acts as a tie breaker when needed, wanted the record to show he was in favor of removing the statue.
A motion was before the police jury to consider moving the monument from the grounds of the courthouse.
A large number of residents spoke prior to the vote.
The jurors voted as follows:
Ashton Richard, District 1 - NO.
Mike Smith, District 2 - YES.
Eddie Lewis Jr., District 3 - YES.
Tony Guillory, District 4 - YES.
Brian Abshire, District 5 - NO.
Ron Hayes, District 6 - NO.
Chris Landry, District 7 - YES.
Guy Brame, District 8 - NO.
Anthony Bartie, District 9 - YES.
Tony Stelly, District 10 - NO.
Roger Marcantel, District 11 - NO.
Judd Bares, District 12 - NO.
Joe Andrepont, District 13 - NO.
Randy Burleigh, District 14 - NO.
Tony Tramonte, District 15 - NO.