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Louisiana State Trooper arrested for abuse of office


Earlier this morning, following a thorough investigation, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations (LSP-BOI) Bossier Field Office secured an arrest warrant for a Troop G Trooper.

The investigation of John C. Kelly began in August.  He was placed on administrative leave when the investigation began and is now on forced leave.

The investigation revealed that Kelly used his authorized access to law enforcement databases for unauthorized activities.  He was charged with (1) count of felony abuse of office.

Kelly surrendered to authorities and was booked into the Bossier Parish maximum security facility.  His bond has been set at $10,000.00.

This criminal investigation remains ongoing, and an administrative investigation is pending.

“As Troopers, the citizens of Louisiana place great responsibility and authority in our hands to uphold the law,” stated Colonel Kevin Reeves, State Police Superintendent.  “The arrest of a Trooper is never easy to accept; however, when that authority is violated, it is necessary to maintain the trust of the citizens we serve.  The citizens of our state deserve nothing less, and the Troopers who serve their communities and perform their jobs well each and every day expect nothing less.”

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.