Posted: Aug 9, 2012 6:41 PM by Tonya LaCoste
A Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after video shows "an altercation with an arrested subject, who he was attempting to bring into the Correctional facility," said Capt. Craig Stansbury. The sheriff's office is investigating Deputy Joey Airhart's actions, and Stansbury said the video appears to be a snapshot of the entire incident.
Deputy Airhart was called to the pool at Campus Crossings Apartments on Wednesday, August 8. where Brian Smith was combative and refused to leave the area, according to Stansbury. He was charged with remaining after forbidden, resisting Arrest and battery of a police officer.