Louisiana Police Chief Announces His Own Arrest on Facebook
A Louisiana police chief announced on Facebook Thursday that he has been arrested by Louisiana State Police.
Grayson Police Chief Mitch Bratton posted the following on his Facebook page:
A few weeks back, I contacted an outside agency to come look into some concerns that I had with a town employee. Today, while cooperating with the state police investigators, they charged me with obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office.
I won't debate the validity of the charge. I wanted to be in full disclosure. This does not affect me being the chief of police and I intend to be as accessible as I always have while I let the criminal justice system work this issue out.
I appreciate the concern from people that have already reached out, it means a lot!
According to the Louisiana State Police, their Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the Grayson Police Department after a complaint was made regarding missing seized currency.
The seized currency could not be accounted for and was never logged as evidence. Thus, Bratton is accused of seizing $2,500 and $1,150 on separate cases.
LSP investigators allege that Bratton intentionally concealed the missing money.
Bratton was charged with two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of malfeasance in office and booked into the Caldwell Parish Jail.
No further information has been made available and the investigation remains active.