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Grayson police chief accused of intentionally concealing seized currency

Chief facing charges of obstruction of justice, malfeasance
Posted at 10:21 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 23:23:24-04

A Caldwell Parish police chief is facing charges of obstruction of justice after an investigation by Louisiana State Police.

The LSP Criminal Investigations Division (CID) began an investigation into the Grayson Police Department following a complaint of missing seized currency.

After an investigation, LSP placed the Grayson Police Department chief Mitch Bratton under arrest on charges of Malfeasance in Office and Obstruction of Justice.

Troopers determined that Bratton seized $2,500 and $1,150 on two separate cases. The seized currency could not be accounted for and was never logged as evidence. Investigators learned Bratton had intentionally concealed the missing currency.

Bratton was charged with two counts of Obstruction of Justice and one count of Malfeasance in Office and booked into the Caldwell Parish Jail.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

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