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Opelousas City Council holding special meeting to discuss discipline for police officer booked with malfeasance

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Jul 16, 2020

OPELOUSAS, La. — The Opelouas City Council has called a special meeting on Monday to discuss disciplinary actions for embattled police officer Sgt. Tyron Andrepont, who was booked in June with five counts malfeasance in office.

According to a notice from Opelousas Mayor Julius Alsindor, the council will meet on Monday, July 20 at the council chambers for the purpose of holding a pre-disciplinary hearing for Andrepont.

The council will then enter into executive session to discuss Andrepont's character and profesional competence.

At the end of that hearing, the council will consider whether discipline will be entered against Andrepont.

On Tuesday, the council rejected Andrepont's resignation and formally ended the officer's paid leave. The rejection means that the officer could be fired.

Andrepont was booked on June 9 on five counts of malfeasance in connection with the alleged beating of an Opelousas teen in a hospital last year.

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