YOUNGSVILLE, La. (KLFY) –  The City of Youngsville is responding to Police Chief Rickey Boudreaux’s attempt to stop an investigation into his alleged malfeasance. 

Boudreaux filed a lawsuit to stop that investigation. 

Boudreaux and his attorney argue that the city does not have the legal right to investigate its police chief, citing the Lawrason Municipal Corporation Act, which limits the authority the mayor and city council have over the elected chief. 

Court documents filed by Youngsville City Attorney Wade Trahan argue the city does have the power to conduct an investigation into Boudreaux, who has been in the hot seat ever since body camera video surfaced of an incident last November. Since then, the city has been attempting to launch an investigation. 

In the court documents, Trahan argues the Lawrason Act prevents the city from firing the chief, but not from investigating him. 

Read the entire opinion of the city attorney below.

Sheriff Rickey Boudreaux announced that he will be giving a brief statement to the media on Wednesday, August 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the new Youngsville Municipal complex, in front of the Police Department.