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Charges dismissed against former Lafayette cop accused of sexual battery

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Jackie Hagan, Jr. Jackie Hagan, Jr.

Prosecutors dismissed the sexual battery and malfeasance in office charges Thursday against former Lafayette Police office Jackie Hagan Jr.

Hagan had been accused of two incidents of groping a woman while on duty. He had already been found not guilty in the first case.

Thomas Alonzo, Hagan's attorney, said he does not know why prosecutors dropped the charges, but surmised it could have been because of the not guilty verdict in the first trial.

In that trial, because the factual basis in both allegations were similar, prosecutors were allowed to present evidence from both cases, Alonzo said. 

After about 90 minutes of deliberations, the six-person jury returned a not guilty verdict.

Alonzo said he thinks that not guilty verdict in the first trial, even with the testimony from the alleged victim in the second incident, may have scared away prosecutors from trying Hagan on the second charge.

"I think the state made the wise decision," Alonzo said.

Alonzo said Hagan is happy to move on with his life and is working, but not as a police officer. 

In the second case, Hagan had been accused of groping a woman on Aug. 20, 2011 while on duty.

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