Ex-officer pleads not guilty to malfeasance
BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge police officer told a state judge he is innocent of felony charges that accuse him of falsifying misdemeanor summonses while he was on the force.
Derek Burns has pleaded not guilty to first-degree injuring of public records and malfeasance. Both offenses carry up to five years in prison.
Judge Chip Moore scheduled a status hearing in the case for June 20.
The 29-year-old was arrested Sept. 6 and fired in November.
He had worked with the Baton Rouge Police Department for six years.
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