LAFAYETTE, La. - According to documents obtained by News15, Chief Allen James “Jimmy” Broussard is being sued in federal court by two officers who claim he retaliated against them.
Sgt. Nicholas Penn and Cpt. Tammy Mallet are named in the documents and remain employees at the police department.
The pair are suing due to claims of retaliatory actions taken against both Sgt. Penn and Cpt. Mallet and Violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through the creation of a hostile work environment.
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Chief Broussard is currently under indictment where he faces malfeasance in office and obstruction charges.
Crowley Police Chief Allen James Broussard was arrested February 24, 2021 on three charges of L.R.S. 14:134 Malfeasance in Office, two counts of L.R.S. 14:130.1.A(1) Obstruction of Justice and one count of L.R.S. 14:27 (132) Attempted First Degree Injuring Public Records.
In the indictment , Allen Broussard allegedly committed the felonies in Acadia Parish on or about January 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020.
The indictment states he willfully, unlawfully and intentionally tampered with evidence with the specific intent of distorting the results of a criminal investigation or proceeding.