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Basile officer arrested following family altercation caught on video

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On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Officer Nicholas Richardson, a police officer employed with both the Basile Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department, had a confrontation in front of the residence of Darrell and Mia Reed. Richardson is relate On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Officer Nicholas Richardson, a police officer employed with both the Basile Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department, had a confrontation in front of the residence of Darrell and Mia Reed. Richardson is relate

A part-time Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy and Basile Police officer was arrested Friday, on charges stemming from a May 21 altercation, according to KVPI.

Nicholas Richardson was arrested on charges of felony aggravated assault with a firearm, simple battery, and malfeasance in office. Surveillance video reveals Richardson getting out of his vehicle, pulling his gun out of it's holster and then putting it back. 

According to KVPI, Richardson is now on indefinitely on leave from the Basile Police Department.

Richardson's father, Grayling Richardson, was also arrested. He allegedly went back to the home where the incident happened that same day and verbally and physically assaulted the residents, KVPI reports.

To read KVPI's story, click here

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