Nov 6, 2010 4:46 PM by Andrea Babin
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has
fired two deputies after an internal affairs investigation revealed
both had been driving a patrol unit that ended up submerged in a
pond at a deputy's home on Oct. 23.
Lt. Craig Stansbury, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, says
the incident occurred while the two deputies took turns driving a
patrol unit through open fields after a private party at a home in
southwest Lafayette Parish.
Saturday's Advocate says at some point, one of the deputies
unintentionally drove the unit into a pond on the property.
An internal affairs investigation was initiated and Friday the
Sheriff's Office announced that the deputies, whose names were not
released, had violated policies concerning code of conduct and
usage of departmental vehicles.