News15 has obtained a letter sent today to Mayor Joel Robideaux by an attorney representing Adrienne Middlebrook, the widow of slain Lafayette Police Officer Michael Middlebrook. The attorney says Lafayette Consolidated Government is not moving fast enough to ensure the Corporal’s survivors are taken care of in terms of insurance benefits.
The letter penned by attorney Allyson Prejean of the Sallinger Law Firm says, “Lafayette Consolidated Government has tendered a position relative to Adrienne’s continued heath coverage that is not just unacceptable…it is unconscionable.” The letter goes on to say, “We implore you to render assistance on behalf of LCG, rather than permit Corporal Middlebrook’s former employer to stand on the sidelines in direct contract with others who are compelled to action. We are currently 18 days post-tragedy and LCG has not resolved this vexing problem with a fair resolution for the family. I trust you will lead your administration to do what law enforcement officers and citizens of this community have done for this hero’s family…the right thing.”
Prejean is also requesting an immediate response and says the deadline for benefits is Saturday, October 21.