Covering Louisiana

Apr 17, 2014 1:18 PM by AP

Brusly police chief pleads guilty to malfeasance

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley has pleaded guilty to one count of malfeasance and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

WAFB TV reports the district attorney's office dismissed a theft charge after the guilty plea on Thursday. The only stipulation to the sentence is he can't run in the replacement election for police chief.

Whaley announced on April 14 that he is resigning from office effective April 25. He made the decision after a West Baton Rouge grand jury indicted him on charges of malfeasance and theft over $500.

Whaley turned himself in to police on Jan. 23 after a joint investigation by the FBI and Louisiana Inspector General revealed he allegedly had been using his department issued gas card for personal use.

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