New Sheriff Fires Cajun Justice Stars
If you didn't know ... "Cajun Justice" follows Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois and his team of deputies while they fight crime in the swamps of Louisiana ... that is until a new Sheriff took over (after filming wrapped) and decided to CLEAN HOUSE.
The Terrabone Sheriff Dept. tells TMZ, the new head honcho -- a guy named Jerry Larpenter -- FIRED 24 people on his first day... including 5 of the 7 cast members featured on the show. An additional 6th cast member quit to support his fellow comrades.
We're told ... not only did the new Sheriff can most the cast, but as of July 1, he banned producers from following ANYONE in his department.
Fortunately for producers, they had already shot enough footage to finish out Season 1 ... but there will be no NEW episodes featuring members of Larpenter's team.
The Terrabone Sheriff's Dept. confirmed, "We are no longer participating" in the A&E show."
It's unclear if A&E will scrap the show completely or attempt find a new department to work with. Calls to A&E and the show's production company were not returned. more on this story
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