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St. Bernard Parish deputies will no longer shoot at photographs of WVUE-TV reporter Lee Zurik at target practice after a television report on the practice. Zurik reported last November about alleged voter fraud by sheriff’s department employees. For two days, WVUE found, deputies practiced their aim using a target festooned with Zurik’s photo.
Outgoing St. Bernard Sheriff Jack Stephens, who is retiring after 28 years on the job, says deputies have been “admonished never to use celebrity portraits again as target practice.” He apologized to Zurik on-air. “I hope he accepts the apology of me and the department because there was never any ill-will or threat intended by it,” Stephens said.