Today former Mamou Police Chief Gregory W. Dupuis was sentenced to one year and a day in prison. Dupuis pleaded guilty to one count of violation of an individual's civil rights on April 13, 2015. According to evidence presented at Dupuis' guilty plea during his tenure as chief, officers including Robert McGee repeatedly administered TASER shocks as a form of punishment on inmates who were being disruptive, even if the disruption was only verbal and on inmates who were calm and compliant.

Former Police Chief Robert McGee pleaded guilty today to one count of violations of an individual's civil rights committed as an officer in 2010 prior to him being elected chief in 2014. McGee was elected Chief in 2014 and resigned on October 8, 2015 as a result of a federal investigation. McGee faces up to 10 years in prison, three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date has not been set.