Former Breaux Bridge Police Officer Sentenced To Probation
State Judge Paul deMahy has sentenced former Breaux Bridge Police Officer Raymond Calais to five years supervised probation.
Calais was convicted of perjury and malfeasance earlier this year.
Calais resigned last year after the incident in which the arrest of a man was unfairly performed in the order of actions.
Calais investigated Stephen Barker, who was arrested for the armed robbery of Russel's Food Mart. Calais testified that the store's manager has accidentally seen a monitor in the police station that showed Barker being interviewed by police, but the store manager claimed that Calais has actually shown him the monitor before showing him the lineup.
Judge deMahy says that he decided against a prison sentence because he weighed the fact that Calais had no prior history of criminal conduct.