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Carencro chief seeks ruling on private duty

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Posted: Jul 23, 2012 9:48 AM
Updated: Jul 23, 2012 9:48 AM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - Carencro Police Chief Carlos Stout wants to know if he and other chiefs can be hired to do private security, just like off-duty police officers.

The Louisiana Board of Ethics postponed a decision Friday, opting to continue its analysis until next month's meeting.

Board staff drafted a proposed advisory opinion that concluded that the private security activity would be prohibited under state ethics laws.

Ethics Board administrator Kathleen Allen said the position is consistent with prior opinions as well as a stance the board took in bringing charges against St. Gabriel Chief Kevin Ambeau who owned a private security business.

Several board members said police chiefs' jobs are 24-hour so they aren't ever off-duty.

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