Police chief announces his own arrest, charges over missing cash

A Louisiana police chief has been charged after $3,650 of seized money went lacking from his station asserting his personal arrest in an internet information assertion.

Grayson Police Chief Mitch Bratton introduced on Facebook that Louisiana State Police (LSP) had charged him with obstruction of justice and malfeasance in workplace and that he wouldn’t step down.

“I won’t debate the validity of the charge. I wanted to be in full disclosure,” he mentioned simply earlier than 7 p.m Thursday greater than 4 hours earlier than state cops made their very own announcement.

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“This does not affect me being the chief of police and I intend to be as accessible as I always have while I let the criminal justice system work this issue out,” he insisted.

Bratton claimed that he had been the one to name in state police over “some concerns that I had with a town employee”, saying the main target turned on him whereas he was “cooperating” with the investigators.

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State police claimed that officers “determined Bratton seized $2,500 and $1,150 on two separate cases. The seized currency could not be accounted for and was never logged as evidence.”

Bratton “intentionally concealed the missing currency,” the division claimed.

The chief was booked into Caldwell Parish Jail and bonded out just a few hours later, Newsweek mentioned. Bratton and LSP refused to debate the continued investigation, the journal mentioned.

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