St. Landry

Jan 11, 2011 11:33 PM by Shawn Kline

Krotz Springs PD at full force, still crticized

The Krotz Springs Police Department is coming back after a week and a half without full-time officers on the streets but the Chief is still receiving a lot of criticism after another person leaves the staff.
"He came in, swearing, screaming, hollering," former Krotz Springs Dispatcher Janice Breaux said. "(Mouille said) he was fixing to shut the police department and city hall down,"
Breaux was one of the few who stayed with the Krotz Springs Police Department when Chief Norman Mouille took office, that is... until Friday when she resigned.
The former dispatcher said he would question her about conversations with former police chief, Susie Lacassin. Breaux says Chief Mouille would cuss at her and the arguments became insulting.
"I was disrespected, I was verbally and mentally abused." Breaux said, "I was even afraid for my safety."
Breaux brought that complaint to town council after aldermen approved 13 new hires; many of whom had worked at the Police Department before.
"All of my recommendations went through and they passed it." Mouille says, "so now we can get to work.".
But when asked about Breaux's resignation, Mouille's response, "no comment."
When Mouille was sworn in, he was left without the previous staff; most resigned moments after Mouille was sworn-in.
Part-time officers were available but the schedules left severe gaps in town coverage, forcing Mouille to call in St. Landry Parish Sheriff's deputies.
The new hires bring the Krotz Springs Police Department back to full force for the first time since Mouille took office.

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