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Trooper Charged in Use of Force Investigation

A Trooper with Louisiana State Police Troop F was taken into custody and charged with one count each of Aggravated Second Degree Battery and Malfeasance in Office.

Posted: Dec 10, 2020 5:16 PM

Monroe, LA – A Trooper with Louisiana State Police Troop F was taken into custody and charged with one count each of Aggravated Second Degree Battery and Malfeasance in Office. The arrest resulted from a detailed investigation by the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations into a use of force incident occurring in May of 2019. The Trooper, identified as 30-year-old Jacob Brown, remains on administrative leave with all law enforcement property recovered pending the conclusion of the criminal and administrative investigation.

The investigation began in October of 2020 upon receiving a civil lawsuit alleging excessive force by an unnamed Trooper during an arrest on May 30, 2019. LSP Investigators began immediately working to identify the details of the incident and discovered Brown was involved as he assisted the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office with the arrest of a suspect. Upon learning of Brown’s involvement, the department began an administrative investigation. During the course of the Internal Affairs inquiry, information developed that led to the suspension of the administrative investigation and the initiation of a criminal investigation. As the investigation continued, detectives learned that Brown engaged in excessive and unjustifiable actions during the incident and failed to report the use of force to his supervisors. LSP detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Brown and placed him into custody without incident this afternoon.

“Upon learning of the allegations, our department began an immediate investigation into the incident,” stated Colonel Lamar Davis, Louisiana State Police Superintendent. “The public trust and responsibility bestowed upon us as law enforcement professionals is of the utmost importance. We owe not only the public we serve, but also the dedicated men and women of our department a just and timely response.”

No further information is available at this time pending the ongoing criminal and civil proceedings and the pending administrative investigation.

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