BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A former Baton Rouge Police Department officer who was arrested in the spring of 2021 in a corruption probe is scheduled to go to trial in June.
Jason Acree turned himself in to police on charges of making false statements, maintaining false public records, and malfeasance in office on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The police department said its internal investigation into the narcotics division included allegations of officers planting drugs, Black people stopped without probable cause, and the use of prostitutes to set up drug dealers.
Acree’s May 2021 arrest was his third. He resigned in April 2021 following his first arrest after allegedly stealing marijuana from an evidence room. His second arrest was on a charge of obstruction of justice.
The trial date is set for June 12, 2023.