Monday, July 14, 2008

Slidell Police Officer Arrested for Extorting Money from Hispanic Drivers

Police in Slidell, La., have arrested one of their own, Officer Jonathan M. Lutman, 25, a two-year veteran of the force, accused of stealing from Hispanic male drivers. Well, folks, this is a new one for me. I've never heard of this exact crime down here, and I'm glad the Slidell Police Department did not throw up the Blue Wall to protect Lutman.

They arrested him on "nine counts of stealing money from Hispanic men during traffic stops," according to this video report, which you can view below, from The Times Picayune. Lutman thought the men wouldn't report the crime because he assumed the Hispanic males didn't speak English well enough to tell.

Chief Freddy Drennan said that the department believes Lutman may have more victims out there, and the department asks anyone having information about similar crimes to contact Det. Brian Brown, the official liaison to the Hispanic community, at 985-646-4347.

Slidell cop accused of stealing money from Hispanic motorists

Slidell is located north of New Orleans, La., across Lake Pontchartrain.

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Hey there!

This is absolutely outrageous!

Thank you for blowing the trumpet about this!

{raised fist}

lilalia said...

What a crazy, stupid world we live in sometimes. Can't stop shaking my head...