UPDATE 2/25/2021 12:10PM- Chief Allen Broussard's attorney, Bill Goode issued the following statement to News15:
Chief Broussard’s attorney, Bill Goode, said he began working with Broussard while the charges were under investigation, and although he hadn’t seen the particulars of the indictment, he said he was confident “he’s not guilty of these crimes and we’re going to prevail.” “I’ve worked with a lot of chiefs of police over the last 49 years, and Chief Broussard is one of the few chiefs of police with whom I’ve dealt who truly cares more about his people, his officers and his support staff than he does himself. It’s not an ego trip for him. I can’t imagine him doing this, not based upon what I’ve seen professionally with him,” Goode said.
UPDATE: Crowley's Police Chief, Jimmy Broussard, has bonded out of jail, according to officials at the Acadia Parish Jail.
No further details were given about the bond amount.
Chief Broussard was indicted on several felony charges which allegedly took place between January 1 and October 30 of last year.
KLAF/KADN- Crowley Police Chief Allen James Broussard was arrested February 24, 2021 on three charges of L.R.S. 14:134 Malfeasance in Office, two counts of L.R.S. 14:130.1.A(1) Obstruction of Justice and one count of L.R.S. 14:27 (132) Attempted First Degree Injuring Public Records. In the indictment , Allen Broussard allegedly committed the felonies in Acadia Parish on or about January 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020. The indictment states he willfully, unlawfully and intentionally tampered with evidence with the specific intent of distorting the results of a criminal investigation or proceeding. Mayor Tim Monceaux says, " He was just informed of the situation and believes the justice department will do their job." This is a developing story. We will provide more information once it becomes available. A link to the Indictment can be found here.