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Former Jennings, Louisiana Police Officer Arrested - Jennings, LA 70546
Jan. 12, 2013 3:04 AM
Former Jennings Police Officer Arrested
Jennings – Earlier this month, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations assisted the Jennings Police Department with an audit of their evidence room. Our assistance was requested in order to have an independent agency present in order to ensure the integrity of the process after discrepancies were discovered by the Jennings Police Department.
During the processing of the evidence, it was determined that items were missing. A joint criminal investigation conducted by State Police and Jennings Police Department investigators revealed that 52-year-old Johnny Lassiter had taken items from the evidence room.
Lassiter had been employed as a police officer by the Jennings Police Department until his resignation on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.
On January 11, 2013, Troopers arrested Lassiter for theft over $1,500, malfeasance in office, obstruction of justice, and injuring public records. Lassiter was booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail then transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center for safety reasons.
Lassiter is being held on a $100,000 bond. The investigation is continuing.
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