Jury probes police misconduct

Published 11:13 pm Thursday, October 4, 2007

VIDALIA — A Concordia Parish Grand Jury is reportedly probing the Ferriday Police Department on charges of police misconduct.

Some of the reported charges include investigations of arrest tactics, bond postings, civil rights violations, allegations of false arrests and towing issues.

Grand jury proceedings are secret, but those subpoenaed reportedly include Ferriday police officers, Natchez and Vidalia police officials and Concordia Parish citizens.

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Ferriday Police Chief Richard Madison said he cannot comment on the grand jury, and he is not involved in the proceedings.

“At this point, I don’t even know what they’re looking at,” he said. “As a supervisor, I could be affected in some way, but I have to know what they are investigating before I can say anything else.”

The investigation reportedly began Monday.