- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - U.S. Department of Justice representatives will discuss with the public a federal civil rights investigation into city and parish law enforcement at a community meeting Monday in Ville Platte.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1OZQ0AR ) the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office and Ville Platte Police Department are under scrutiny for allegations that both agencies arrest or detain people without legal justification to do so. A flyer announcing the event says the meeting will be an opportunity for the department to discuss its investigation and gather information from the public.

Investigations into both agencies began in April. No new information has been released since.

Monday’s meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 822 W. Hickory St. in Ville Platte.

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

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