The Broussard City Council voted unanimously this week to fire Assistant Police Chief Chris Galvez for "failure to pursue employee complaints and causing a lack of confidence in the police department."
The firing stems from sexual harassment claims made against former Police Chief Brannon Decou by former officers at the Broussard Police Department.
Galvez's Tuesday termination happened a day after Decou announced his sudden retirement. Decou had been on self-imposed leave since the sexual harassment allegations against him were first reported by news media in late april.
Statement from the City of Broussard re: Assistant Chief Galvez
We can confirm that after the Council unanimously voted to discharge Assistant Chief Galvez, he submitted his resignation, which was accepted. The investigation is still ongoing, but we do plan to release a more detailed statement as soon as we are able to comment.