Former Brusly police chief pleads not guilty to malfeasance, other charges
BRUSLY - Former Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley has pleaded not guilty to malfeasance, theft and two counts of forgery.
State investigators accused the town's former top cop of stealing seven guns from the Brusly Police Department and forging checks to get extra cash back in June. Detectives booked Whaley into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail.
News 2's Investigative Unit first reported that the Louisiana Inspector General was looking into Whaley's actions on May 28, when the IG's Office searched his house and took several boxes of evidence. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed Wednesday, Whaley took seven guns from the police department and gave them to a registered firearms dealer, who sold five of them and gave two others to Whaley's friends. The affidavit said Whaley also made out two checks for a total of $600, signing them and forging a second signature onto them before he cashed them.
This isn't the first time Whaley has found himself in hot water.Back in February he admitted to News 2 Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto he had taken more than $1,000 worth of fuel using Brusly's fleet card in order to fill up his personal truck and boat. A judge sentenced Whaley to 18 months probation in that case.