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Police chief arrested in probe into topless bar

3 years 11 months 4 weeks ago Monday, May 25 2015 May 25, 2015 May 25, 2015 1:15 PM May 25, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

LAFAYETTE - Jeanerette's police chief has been placed on paid leave following his arrest on charges relating to the investigation of a Lafayette topless bar.

Marvin Grogan was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Friday on one count of malfeasance in office and three counts of compounding a felony. He was released after posting $12,500 bond.

It's unclear exactly why police charged Grogan.

Jeanerette Mayor Aprill Foulcard says Grogan was placed on leave and that Gloria Lombard will be the interim police chief for the 5,500-resident Iberia Parish city.

Grogan's arrest is the 14th stemming from an eight-month investigation into Lipsticks Gentlemen's Club by Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force agents after they received a tip that an underage runaway was working at the club and may have been involved in prostitution.

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