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DA wants to revoke former BRPD officer's bond after latest arrest

3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Friday, May 28 2021 May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021 7:34 AM May 28, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

ASCENSION PARISH - Following former Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) narcotics officer Jason Acree's fourth arrest overnight, District Attorney Hillar Moore's office filed motions to have his three bonds in Baton Rouge revoked.

That paperwork was filed with the court Friday afternoon in Baton Rouge. A hearing will need to take place before a decision is made.

On Thursday night, a Louisiana state trooper spotted two vehicles drag racing and he attempted to pull them over.

One driver got away, but the second, behind the wheel of a gray Dodge Charger, was successfully pulled over.

Authorities say Acree was in this second vehicle and their encounter with him ended in his arrest on charges of reckless operation, speeding, drug possession and illegal possession of a weapon. 

In an official report, the arresting trooper said Acree admitted to speeding and explained that he was headed to New Orleans for a private security job.

The former BRPD officer also admitted to having three firearms inside of his vehicle, but did not consent to a search of his vehicle.

In the arrest report, the trooper described Acree's behavior as odd, saying, "Acree was nervous/fidgeting, appeared uneasy, and could not maintain his focus on what I was saying."

After placing Acree under arrest, authorities searched his vehicle and found unlabeled bottles of medication containing oxycodone and suboxone. They also found the three firearms.

As Acree was unable to provide officials with a prescription for these medications, a charge of "possession of schedule 11 drugs" was added to his offenses.

Acree resigned from the force earlier this month after being tied to corruption within the drug unit which was first exposed by the Investigative Unit. He was implicated in wrongdoing by a whistleblower in the department. Video obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit also showed Acree smashing evidence while out on a 2018 drug case. 

His first arrest came in February of this year, then again in April and once more just a few weeks ago. 

Acree is currently being held in the Ascension Parish jail with a $45,000 bond for the drag racing, drug and weapons charges.

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