PORT ALLEN, La. (BRPROUD) – Port Allen officer, Nolan Dehon III is in trouble with the law.
This all stems from an arrest made by Dehon III last month.
According to reports, Dehon threatened the man two times while he was handcuffed in the back seat of the police vehicle.
The taser allegedly sent 50,000 volts of electricity into the man’s body in less than ten seconds.
Officer Dehon is on administrative leave and is facing these charges:
- Malfeasance in Office
- Aggravated Assault
Port Allen Police Chief Corey Hicks released this statement about the incident:
On March 29, 2021, the Port Allen Police Department received a citizen-initiated complaint regarding the conduct of one of the City’s police officers. The citizen reported that he had been unnecessarily tased by one of the City’s officers. After receiving the complaint, an investigation was launched. The investigation was conducted by representatives of both the Port Allen Police Department and the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. After concluding the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office did charge the officer with Malfeasance in Office and Aggravated Battery. The matter has been sent to the District Attorneys’ office. The officer has been placed on leave.
Chief Hicks holds his officers to a high standard and maintains a Zero Tolerance Policy for Officers.