- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DULAC, La. (AP) - A Louisiana sheriff says two deputies have been fired after a cellphone video shared on social media showed one of them challenging an arrested man to a fight while removing his handcuffs.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/2rczFo8 ) Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says two deputies lost their jobs for conduct during an arrest Saturday night roughly 70 miles southwest of New Orleans in Dulac.

The sheriff’s office says 25-year-old Joseph Cehan III and 26-year-old Charles Cook Jr. arrested 18-year-old Christopher Verdin Jr. on charges including animal cruelty and illegal use of a weapon.

The video shows deputies exchanging shouts and curse words with Verdin while challenging him to a fight and taking his handcuffs off.

The sheriff’s office said Verdin remained in jail Monday on a $75,000 bond.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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