BR Officer Booked With Falsifying Records
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge police officer has been arrested and accused of falsifying a misdemeanor summons.
The Advocate reports this is the second time in less than two months that 29-year-old Derek Jason Burns has been accused of injuring public records, forgery and malfeasance.
Burns was arrested Sept. 6 and accused of falsifying four misdemeanor summons. He was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on four counts each of injuring public records, forgery and malfeasance.
Police administrators would not speculate why Burns allegedly wrote the bogus summonses. However, officers are often paid overtime to appear in court for the summonses that they write.
Burns was booked Wednesday on one count each of injuring public records, forgery and malfeasance.
It is unclear whether Burns has an attorney.