Part-time Mansura police officer arrested for Malfeasance in Office

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Louisiana State Police arrested a part-time Mansura police officer Sept. 9, who is also a full-time Marksville police officer, for malfeasance in office and misuse of NCIC (National Crime Information Center)/LLETS (Louisiana Law Enforcement Telecommunication System).

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In August, La. State Police Bureau of Investigations/Alexandria Field Office (LSP AFO) detectives received a complaint that Torrick Lavez Friels, 33, unlawfully accessed personal information through LLETS about a subject and released that information to a member of the public.  Louisiana law prohibits a law enforcement officer from obtaining information (i.e. social security number, driver’s license number, driver’s license status, address and criminal history) for personal reasons and disseminating that information for non-law enforcement purposes.

Based on information obtained, LSP detectives determined Friels was on-duty with the Mansura Police Department when he obtained the personal information.  An arrest warrant for Friels was acquired and he was booked into the Avoyelles Parish Detention Center on the above charges.

The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting http://lsp.org/ and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.