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Jefferson School Board member cited with misdemeanor in fracas with son
An altercation with his son resulted in a misdemeanor summons for Cedric Floyd, a Jefferson Parish School Board member. He's accused of disturbing the peace, according to a Kenner Police Department report released Friday.
The charge dates from March 21 and revolves around Floyd's twin sons, Phillip and Michael, 24. Phillip, recovering from removal of his wisdom teeth, and his brother were about to leave the family home in the 1900 block of Iowa Avenue when their father intervened. "Cedric Floyd, 56, advised Michael to leave his residence, that he can go wherever he wants, but Phillip was to stay and rest," said the police report, written by officer Aaron Savoie.
Michael tried to leave in a car registered to his mother, but his father began hitting the windshield and headlight, causing moderate damage, according to the report. Michael drove away and called police.
His brother and father both "provided a similar description" of the incident, the report says. Cedric Floyd told police he had forbidden his son to take the car, that he did not mean to damage it and that the car "nudged" another vehicle while his son was driving away from the residence.
Cedric Floyd told police he did not want to press a charge of unauthorized use of a moveable, a low-grade theft, against his son. But Michael Floyd insisted on pursuing a charge of disturbing the peace against his father.
Cedric Floyd served on the School Board from 1990 to 1998. He returned to the board after a special election in 2008, won a full term in 2010 and faces re-election this fall.
Reached Friday by phone, he had no immediate comment.