- Associated Press - Saturday, June 20, 2015

JEANERETTE, La. (AP) - Jeanerette’s mayor and Board of Aldermen on Monday will interview four candidates seeking to replace Police Chief Marvin Grogan following his arrest in a Lafayette strip club raid and subsequent resignation.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1d7LEb0 ) the candidates include interim Police Chief Gloria Lombard, Jeanerette Marshal’s Office Deputy Jeffrey Matthews, Franklin Police Lt. Terrance Moore and Robert Champagne, a reserve officer for the Baldwin Police Department.

Lombard came out of retirement in 2009 after three decades with the Franklin Police Department to join Jeanerette’s police force. She’s worked as assistant police chief since 2012.

Matthews has been with the Marshal’s Office since 2010 and worked for the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office for five years before that while Moore has served the Franklin Police Department since 2008 and worked for Jeanerette police for six years before that.

Champagne has been a reserve officer in Baldwin since 2010 and worked for two years before that for the Pearl River Police Department.

Grogan’s successor will be appointed “in the next few weeks,” city spokeswoman Amy Jones said in a news release Friday.

Grogan resigned May 27, five days after his arrest on a count of malfeasance and three counts of compounding a felony in the May 14 raid of Lipstick Gentlemen’s Club in Lafayette. He is accused of identifying himself as a police officer while working security at the club as undercover narcotics officers built cases on prostitution, obscenity, and drug use and distribution at the club.

His arrest was the last in an eight-month undercover investigation into Lipstick, in which the strip club’s owner and 15 of his female employees were booked or cited on counts ranging from obscenity and prostitution to drug distribution and exotic dancing without a permit.

Former Jeanerette Mayor Tim de’Clouet, who died in office in July 2013, had appointed Grogan as police chief in May 2012. Grogan worked for the Jeanerette Police Department for 19 years before his resignation.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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