Sentencing is delayed until April for suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope. Pope was in court today to face sentencing before Lafayette District Court Judge David Smith. The disgraced lawman convicted in early October on 4 of 7 felony counts of malfeasance and perjury. Pope faces up to five years on each count. The conviction traces its roots back to the marshal’s public-records dispute with the former Independent newspaper which began in 2015.