Police department's narcotics bank account focus of criminal investigation
CLINTON – Another search warrant has been filed in an ongoing investigation surrounding allegations of wrongdoing in the town of Clinton.
This week, parish investigators focused on bank account records of the Clinton Police Department. In court documents, agents wrote they were looking for evidence of possible felony theft. Specifically, investigators want to see bank statements for the police department’s narcotics account.
The account is held at Landmark Bank in Clinton, according to the search warrant obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit.
Investigators have been looking into how the police department and Chief of Police Fred Dunn runs business for months. In September, WBRZ reported subpoenas were filed in a state and parish investigation involving the conduct of the Clinton Mayor’s Court.
Investigators are looking into the fines people are given who appear before mayor’s court – a city court in usually small towns that handles tickets ranging from traffic offenses to code violations and is presided over by an appointed magistrate instead of judges.
Investigators, WBRZ learned, are looking into allegations fines are excessive, collected incorrectly or possibly illegally.
In addition, investigators were probing the purchase of four, new SUVs. A multi-year lease-purchase agreement shows the town agreed to a 60-month, $203,475.12 installment plan for the four vehicles.
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