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Area sheriff's deputy suspended after pulling gun during bar fight

8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, October 31 2017 Oct 31, 2017 October 31, 2017 10:29 AM October 31, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

PLAQUEMINE – Sheriff Brett Stassi said he quickly suspended a short-term deputy after learning of an aggressive act at a bar in downtown Baton Rouge recently.

The deputy, who had only been on the force for about two-and-a-half weeks, is accused of pulling a gun during a confrontation on 3rd Street. The deputy was off-duty at the time, Stassi said, and the gun involved did not belong to the sheriff's office.

Stassi said the deputy has been “indefinitely suspended” and his office is conducting its own investigation. Stassi said it appears the deputy was the designated driver for a group of people and does not believe the deputy was drinking when the confrontation happened.

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