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Avoyelles Parish officer arrested on malfeasance charges

Posted: 7:53 AM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 08:53:13-04
Torrick Lavez Friels

An Avoyelles Parish police officer has been arrested by State Police for malfeasance in office.

Troopers say 33-year-old Torrick Lavez Friels was arrested following an investigation into the misuse of the National Crime Information Center and Louisiana Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.

A complaint regarding Friels unlawfully accessing a subject's personal information through LLETS was first reported in August 2019. Troopers say Friels allegedly accessed the information and released it unlawfully to a member of the public.

According to Louisiana law, law enforcement officers are prohibited from obtaining information (i.e. social security number, driver's license number, driver's license status, address, and criminal history) for personal reasons and disseminating that information for non-law enforcement purposes.

State Police detectives say that Friels was on-duty with the Mansura Police Department when he accessed the personal information.

A warrant was issued for his arrest.

Friels was booked into the Avoyelles Parish Detention Center on charges of malfeasance in office and misuse of NCIC (National Crime Information Center)/LLETS (Louisiana Law Enforcement Telecommunication System).

Friels is reportedly a part-time officer for the Mansura Police Department and a full-time police officer with Marksville PD.