Fired Lafayette police officer wants his job back

Lafayette Parish

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) A Lafayette police officer who was fired wants his job back.

He and his attorney went before the fire and police civil service board today to get him re-instated on the job.

Former Police Officer Pablo Estrada was accused of punching and shoving a man who was taken into custody.

Video of the November, 2020 incident went viral.

It shows a detainee being shoved and punched after refusing to sit down.

Estrada’s attorney then requested the hearing be postponed since there’s an open file before the district attorney’s office and the board voted okay with scheduling the hearing for a later date.

A second order of business was a request by the group Citizens for a new Louisiana member Michael Lunsford.

Its a complaint that LPD officer Mike Brown intervened in a land lord tenant eviction.

The matter will be taken up at a future meeting.

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