Friday, October 09, 2009

Officer Rio Davis Charged with Battery on a Police Officer

A police officer was arrested and suspended from the department for allegedly attacking other officers who were investigating citizen complaints against him.

According to Chief Bry Layrisson of the Ponchatoula Police Department, Rio Davis, 23, was charged with battery on a police officer and extortion.

He was suspended from the Ponchatoula Police Department without pay.

Layrisson said the complaints against Davis came over the past few weeks, but did not specify what they regarded.

Layrisson said as Davis was being questioned, he began verbally and physically attacking the investigators.

Davis was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish jail.

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