UPDATE: Lafayette Police have confirmed with News 10 that the officer seen on video repeatedly punching a teen has been placed on administrative leave.
The officer has not been identified, and it is unknown if his leave is with or without pay.
Two other officers involved will be pulled from regular duty pending additional investigative information, Sgt. Wayne Griffin said.
Lafayette Parish NAACP President Marja Broussard has issued a statement on the officers-involved incident at Acadiana Lanes.
“Once again, we find ourselves disturbed, witnessing excessive use of force against citizens, lack of deescalation tactics, and poor training; proving the sense of urgency for major police reform. We look forward to working with the Mayor-President’s administration, community leaders, law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders to insure these things do not happen again. This must stop.”
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) An arrest has been made in a Saturday night incident at a Lafayette business.
A 16-year-old male has been charged with interfering with a police investigation, battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest, Lafayette Police have confirmed.
The incident happened around 10 p.m. Saturday in the 3200 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
According to Lafayette Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Wayne Griffin, officers were dispatched to the bowling alley in reference to a male showing kids a gun.
He later confirmed that police did not locate a weapon, and said other details surrounding the incident are under investigation.
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