DeRidder police investigating comments made by officer about candidates for Beauregard sheriff

DeRidder police investigating comments made by officer about candidates for Beauregard sheriff
(Source: Hawaii News Now)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The DeRidder Police Department is investigating comments made by an officer about candidates running for Beauregard Parish Sheriff.

Interim Police Chief Chris Rudy said the incident happened after police received a citizen complaint of a reckless driver and an officer located the vehicle. The investigation is into what the officer said to the occupants of the vehicle.

Sheriff candidate Joe Chapa told KPLC that he filed a complaint after hearing of the stop.

Rudy declined to give specifics of what was said, but did confirm that comments were made about Chapa and two other candidates.

Qualifying does not officially begin until Aug. 6.

KPLC has filed a public records request for video and information from the stop.

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