Falsified actions lead to arrest and firing of DPS officer

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Former DPS Police Officer Chandler LeGrange reported Oct. 29 to LSP Communications his involvement with a pursuit and shots fired by a motorcyclist on Juban Road in Livingston Parish.  Numerous Troopers and local law enforcement officers responded to the scene and began a search for the reported suspect.

LSP Detectives immediately began the investigative process.  Subsequently, several inconsistences began to surface regarding the sequence of events as reported by LeGrange.

Upon further investigation and questioning, Detectives determined the reported pursuit and shooting were fabricated by LeGrange.  LeGrange was charged with Malfeasance in Office and Filing False Public Records. He was booked into the Livingston Parish Jail Oct. 31.

At the time of his arrest, LeGrange was a probationary employee with the Department of Public Safety Police and immediately terminated.