INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Officer charged in BRPD corruption investigation arrested again Wednesday
BATON ROUGE - A narcotics officer charged amid a corruption probe at BRPD was arrested again Wednesday.
WBRZ learned Jason Acree was booked Wednesday on a new charge of obstruction of justice.
Acree was arrested in late February after a co-worker reported him for taking marijuana that had been seized by the department and giving it to a friend. Acree, a 12-year veteran with BRPD, remains on paid administrative leave.
The new criminal charge comes amid a series of reports from the WBRZ Investigative Unit on the turmoil within the department. Last month, prosecutors said they were dropping hundreds of local drug charges amid the fallout of the ongoing investigation.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Baton Rouge volunteers create 9/11 mural in honor of victims
Relatives of missing toddler questioned by authorities
LSU takes road win at MSU for 1st SEC victory
Mother arrested in Shreveport for allegedly throwing children off bridge
Multiple agencies searching for missing BR toddler, believed to be in 'imminent...