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District Attorney requested investigation into former Crowley Police officer, records show

Posted at 2:27 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 15:27:15-05

CROWLEY, La. — The District Attorney's Office requested an investigation of the Crowley Police Department in connection with a former CPD officer booked earlier this month with battery and malfeasance in office for an incident involving a person in her custody.

According to records obtained by KATC Investigates, the D.A. made a complaint on Sept. 17, 2020, to request an investigation into possible criminal misconduct within the Crowley Police Department in connection with a former CPD officer booked with battery and malfeasance in office for an incident involving a person in her custody.

Acadia Parish Sheriff's records show that Ashlee McElroy, 27, was booked on Jan. 18 with second-degree battery and malfeasance.

Sheriff K.P. Gibson confirmed that McElroy was booked in connection with an incident involving a person in her custody.

Records show that McElroy was booked on a $35,000 bond.

Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard tells KATC that McElroy was put on administrative leave after the incident came to light in April 2020, and she resigned some time after that.

Broussard said there was an internal affairs investigation into the incident, and as a result his department has implemented some policies and procedures aimed at ensuring this type of thing doesn't happen again.

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