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UPDATE: Termination of VPPD officer approved

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 14:56:01-04

The termination of a Ville Platte Police officer arrested in Eunice on drug charges has been approved, the Ville Platte Gazette reports.

According to the newspaper, the Ville Platte Fire and Police Civil Service Board approved the termination of Connor Atchinson during a special meeting last week.

As we reported in May, Atchinson, 22, was booked with illegal window tint, no seat belt, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a prescription with an obliterated label and possession of prescription medication without a prescription.

Atchinson was pulled over by a Eunice officer because of illegally dark tint and for not wearing a seat belt. When the Eunice officer asked for ID, Atchinson handed him his law enforcement commission card. The officer asked Atchinson why he smelled like marijuana, and Atchinson allegedly said because he had just smoked some to relax.