- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier Parish police juror is apologizing after he threatened to fire police officers and called an African-American officer by a racial slur.

Rick Avery made the apology Wednesday to fellow police jurors, again saying his behavior was influenced by unexpected side-effects of drinking a beer while on medication.

Officers stopped Avery in April on suspicion of drunk driving, but never required him to submit to a breath test. Avery was released without being charged.

According to video obtained by KTBS-TV (http://bit.ly/1Zn4qOj), Avery told Bossier City police officers he would fire them if elected mayor and asked to call the parish sheriff. Once freed, video shows he complained about a black jailer, cursing and uttering a racial slur.

Bossier City police officials told KTBS-TV they’re investigating why Avery was released.

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Information from: KTBS-TV, http://ktbs.com

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