Trial date set for former Brusly police chief
PORT ALLEN - The former Brusly police chief accused of stealing guns and cash from his own department is scheduled to go to trial in April.
Jamie Whaley and his attorneys met with prosecutors for a pre-trial conference Monday. The trial date was set for April 20, with pre-trial hearings on March 3 and 5 for motions.
Whaley stepped down from his post last year following a News 2 investigation, admitting he used a city fleet card to take more than $1,000 of fuel for his personal vehicle and boat. State officials launched their own investigation and later accused Whaley of stealing several guns from the department and forging a second signature on department checks worth $600 made out as cash to himself.
A judge sentenced Whaley last year to 18 months probation for the fuel theft. His trial in April will be over two charges of forgery, two charges of theft and one charge of malfeasance in office which stemmed from the state's investigation. He entered a not guilty plea to those charges last year.