Lafayette, La. - On September 6, 2020 at approximately 11:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to Acadian Lanes Bowling Alley located in the 3200 Blk of Ambassador Parkway.
The Lafayette Police Department is responding to the videos circulating on social media from bystanders at the incident that occurred involving the arrest of a juvenile by a Lafayette Police officer.
Based on preliminary findings from the video, Interim Chief Scott Morgan has ordered an immediate investigation into the matter. One officer will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation in accordance with LPD policy. The two other officers involved will be temporary pulled form regular duty pending additional investigative information.
From Lafayette Parish NAACP President Broussard on the officers-involved incident at Acadiana Lanes on Saturday, September 5:
Once again, we find ourselves disturbed, witnessing excessive use of force against citizens, lack of deescalation tactics, and poor training; proving the sense of urgency for major police reform. We look forward to working with the Mayor-President’s administration, community leaders, law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders to insure these things do not happen again. This must stop.