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DA drops hundreds of drug charges due to BRPD corruption

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, March 31 2021 Mar 31, 2021 March 31, 2021 2:53 AM March 31, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office has dismissed hundreds of drug charges in the wake of arrests of officers in the narcotics division of the Police Department. 

As of March 29, District Attorney Hillar Moore has dismissed 640 charges.

Former officers Jeremiah Ardoin and Jason Acree were both charged after an internal investigation led to evidence of corruption. The NAACP and Black Legislative Caucus called for the D.A. to review all drug cases those officers were involved in. 

Acree was part of the Baton Rouge Police Department's narcotics division and was accused of taking drugs that had been seized by the department as evidence. 

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