Four Louisiana State Police officers have been arrested after an investigation into allegations of excessive force over a two-year span.
The troopers, Jacob Brown, Dakota DeMoss, Randall Dickerson, and George Harper, are all facing charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office, according to ABC News. The charges against Brown and Dickerson stem from a 2019 traffic stop in Ouachita Parish.
The pair allegedly used excessive and unjustifiable force when they handcuffed a suspect accused of drug possession. The troopers not only deactivated their body cameras when handcuffing the suspect but also lied to investigators about the amount of resistance they received from the suspect.
DeMoss, Harper, and Brown were charged for a 2020 police chase in Franklin Parish where they also used excessive force and turned off their body cameras. ABC News also reports that Brown falsified the use of force and arrest reports.
All four officers were arrested Monday afternoon without incident.