Posted: Nov 29, 2012 7:09 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Slaughter Alderman Thomas Boothe faces state ethics charges related to his alleged misuse of public office.
The Louisiana Board of Ethics posted the charges on its website Wednesday and asked the Ethics Adjudicatory Board to conduct a hearing on the allegations.
The counts stem from events during and following a May 6, 2011, traffic stop.
Two Slaughter police officers had detained a resident of the town. The Ethics Board alleges then-Alderman Boothe arrived at the scene. He disobeyed a warning to leave and was later arrested.
The newspaper reports Boothe could not be reached for comment. The telephone listing for his home had been disconnected.
Boothe served two terms as a member of the Board of Aldermen in Slaughter from June 2004 to June 2012.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com