NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy faces discipline for being a passenger in a car driven by a convicted felon who allegedly led a Louisiana State Police trooper on a high-speed chase.
Assumption Parish Sheriff's Commander Lonny Cavalier told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/2oiZdir ) that the deputy, Denzell Wesley, will be suspended without pay.
Cavalier says Wesley was injured on Feb. 1 when the car flipped and crashed after reaching speeds of 100 mph.
Wesley is currently on medical leave, but Cavalier says his 15-day suspension is expected to begin on April 1.
Cavalier says Wesley violated a department policy instructing deputies to avoid regularly associating with convicted felons.
Wesley has worked for the sheriff's office since May 2016.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com