Dykstra Freeman, filed a complaint in 2012 against Deputy Chief Varden Guillory of the Eunice Police Department. Freeman claimed that on March 2nd of that year, a debt collector in Eunice went to his mother's house to regarding a bill. Freeman claims he asked the debt collector to leave, because of her attitude.
"I think she was embarrassed because I asked her to leave, and I wasn't too nice at that point. I did use some profanity to ask her to leave my parent's home."
Freeman says the woman called her boss, who is related to Guillory. Guillory, according to the complaint went to Freeman's mother's house, and entered without permission. an altercation allegedly followed
"He tore one of the scrub tops that I had, and then the next thing I know, my arm is behind my back. We have a wooden beam on the porch and my cell phone was in my pocket, and I'm just slammed against it."
He claims the force of being slammed against the beam, shattered his cell phone screen. In the complaint, Freeman states that Guillory made threatening and hurtful statements, concerning him and his deceased brother.
According to Freeman, two police officers showed up after the incident and arrested him on a charge of simple battery without injury, for knocking a cell phone out of the debt collector's hand. He claims he was never read his Miranda rights and was held unlawfully for three hours.
He mailed his complaint the following Monday to the EPD, and 20 days later, he was arrested again on two counts of defamation.
"All I did was go to the administrative offices and write complaints and see what type of justice I could get."
Chief of Police Richard Dies says his office conducted an internal affairs investigation and found no wrong doing. The investigation into the alleged incident is now with the FBI's office, and Dies would not comment further.
It's been over a year, and Freeman still has yet to find out what will come of the charges brought against him. He says as a RN, it is hard to explain why he has an arrest of simple battery on his record.
As of right now, he wants his named cleared, and an explanation of the deputy chief's alleged behavior
"I still have to deal with this, the aftermath, even though I didn't do it, so I will continue to reach out."
Freeman says he filed a complaint with the Fire and Police Civil Service Board in Eunice, in January of 2013. In addition, the Louisiana State Board of Nursing conducted an investigation. Executive Director, Barbara Morvant, said she would not speak about the investigation. She did confirm that Freeman's record shows no discrepancies.
As for freeman's charges; District Attorney Earl Taylor's office is looking into them.
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