Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard facing felony charges
CROWLEY, La. (AP) — A state grand jury Wednesday handed up an indictment against Crowley Police Chief Allen James “Jimmy” Broussard on felony charges of malfeasance in office, obstruction of justice and injuring public records.
Broussard’s attorney, Bill Goode, told KATC-TV he’s confident his client will be cleared.
“I’m confident Chief Broussard is innocent of any wrongdoing, and we will resolve this case in his favor,” Goode said. “It’s going to take a while, but I am confident he ultimately will be found not guilty.”
Broussard was arrested after the indictment was released but has since bonded out of jail, his attorney, Goode said.
According to the indictment, Broussard committed the felonies in Acadia Parish from Jan. 1, 2020 to Oct. 31.
For the obstruction of justice charges, the indictment states that Broussard tampered with evidence to distort a criminal investigation. The indictment also states that he attempted to injure public records by the “intentional removal, mutilation, destruction, alteration, falsification, or concealment of any record.”
Goode said he hasn’t seen the indictment, but he knows his client.
“I’ve dealt with a lot of chiefs of police, I do a lot of civil service work,” Goode says. “I’ve actually only dealt with two chiefs who cared more about the people than they do themselves, and Jimmy Broussard is one of them. He’s a wonderful man, and he cares.”
An arraignment has been scheduled for May, Goode said.