FRANKLIN PARISH, La. (KNOE) – Louisiana State Police say a Winnsboro police lieutenant has been arrested for bribery and one-time abuse of office.
According to state police, in March 2021 the Louisiana State Police Investigative Bureau was asked by the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate a complaint involving a police lieutenant from Winnsboro. He was identified as a 47-year-old Terrance Pleasant.
According to LSP, the investigation was initiated based on a complaint received by a driver involved in a two-vehicle accident investigated by Pleasant in Winnsboro. Police say the driver, who was not at fault in the accident, allegedly asked Pleasant for sexual favors and money in order to produce a cheap report for driver insurance. LSP investigators say they were able to confirm these allegations.
According to the LSP, as a result of the investigation on Monday, April 19, 2021, Pleasant was charged by a grand jury with a number of public bribes and a number of abuse of office. On April 20, Pleasant was admitted to Franklin Parish Jail without incident. The investigation is still ongoing.
LSP adds that the Louisiana State Police’s online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is presented to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting http://lsp.org/ and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.
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