Police jury

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POLICE JURY. In Louisiana this name is given. to certain officers who collectively exercise jurisdiction in certain cases of police as levying taxes, regulating roads,

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Initially, the police jury (a local term for county council) voted 8-1 in committee to display the Commandments in all courtrooms, despite legal counsel advising against it.
We soon moved back north to the parish of my birth, and I even ran for the Police Jury six years later, surprising myself and absolutely everyone by winning.