Jacob Brown

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Service Record

Ouachita Parish Louisiana Sheriff's Office

Rank Corrections Officer, Deputy (2012)[1]
Dates of Service 2010-2014[1]
Last Known Status Separated

Louisiana State Police

Rank Trooper
Dates of Service Ended March 10, 2021[2]
Salary $94,132 (2019)[3]
Last Known Status Resigned[2]

At the training academy, an instructor wrote that Brown was "willing to cut corners and express himself in a disrespectful and deceptive manner", would be a "toxic employee" with "character flaws", and "should not be allowed to continue with his training". Brown's father was a senior LSP officer at the time.[1]

Incident Reports

Brown had a total of 23 use-of-force incidents from 2015-2021.[1]

2019 Arrest of Aaron Bowman

Response Timeline

On October 19, 2020, Brown was placed on administrative duty.[4]

On December 10, 2020, Brown was charged with aggravated second degree battery and malfeasance in office.[5]

On September 23, 2021, a federal grand jury indicted Brown on one count of deprivation of rights under color of law. Brown faces up to 10 years in prison.[6][7]

In October 2021, Brown pleaded not guilty.[1]

On August 2, 2023, a federal jury acquitted Brown of deprivation of rights under color of law.[8]

2019 Arrest of Morgan Blake

Response Timeline

On February 8, 2021, Brown was charged with simple battery and malfeasance in office.[9][10]

On July 15, 2021, Blake filed a lawsuit against officers Brown, Dickerson, Martin, and Morris for violation of his Constitutional rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.[11]

On December 16, 2021, a judge dismissed Blake's lawsuit for filing after a one-year statute of limitations and for failure "to state a claim upon which relief can be granted".[12]

2020 Death of Antonio Harris

Jacob Brown booking photo
Jacob Brown

Response Timeline

On February 8, 2021, Brown was arrested and placed on paid administrative leave. Brown was charged with misdemeanor simple battery, felony malfeasance in office, and obstruction of justice.[13][14][10]

On March 10, 2021, Brown resigned.[2]

About May 12, 2022, state prosecutors charged Brown with misdemeanor simple battery and chose not to pursue the malfeasance charge. Brown faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.[15]

In November 2023, prosecutors dropped the charged against Brown.[16]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jim Mustian, In Louisiana, a father, a son and a culture of police abuse, WAFB, 2021-10-26
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Monroe-area state trooper resigns following multiple arrests involving excessive force, KNOE, 2021-03-12
  3. Jacob Brown, State Police Trooper, Louisiana State Police, govSalaries
  4. Kevin McGill, Trooper faces battery, malfeasance charges in 2019 incident, AP, 2020-12-10
  5. Louisiana State Trooper arrested on charges of battery and malfeasance in office, KNOE, 2020-12-10
  6. Jake Bleiberg, Louisiana state trooper charged in pummeling of Black man, AP, 2021-09-24
  7. Louisiana State Police Officer Indicted on Federal Civil Rights Charge for Assaulting Arrestee, U.S. Department of Justice, 2021-09-23
  8. Jury acquits a white Louisiana trooper caught on camera beating a Black motorist, NPR, 2023-08-03
  9. Lester Duhe, Louisiana State Police release new details behind arrests of four troopers, KPLC, 2021-02-08
  10. 10.0 10.1 TRO and Support, LA Boards Commission, 2021-03-04
  11. Blake v Brown Complaint, Civ. ACTION 3:21-02046, U.S. District Court, 2021-07-15
  12. Blake v Brown Judgement, Civ. ACTION 3:21-02046, U.S. District Court, 2021-12-16
  13. Lester Duhé, Louisiana State Police release new details behind arrests of four troopers, KPLC, 2021-02-08
  14. Chris Nakamoto, Two state troopers will remain on payroll despite excessive force arrests, WBRZ, 2021-04-08
  15. Louisiana state troopers charged in beating of Black man, KNOE, 2022-05-12
  16. Jim Mustian, Charges dropped against state troopers accused of beating Black motorist, WWL, 2024-02-10

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