WBR Sheriff speaks out about Addis Police dispute

POSTED: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 9:22am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

The West Baton Rouge Sheriff spoke out about an ongoing dispute with Addis Police.

Police Chief Ricky Anderson said two police officers were held against their will while booking a prisoner.

Sheriff Mike Cazes said they were always free to leave, but there was a disagreement over policy.

Months before this incident, the Sheriff said he sent out a memo. It told all law enforcement agencies they could only book people with felony or domestic abuse charges, because of overcrowding issues.

The prison is at full capacity and can't house folks charged with misdemeanors.

Chief Anderson said he plans to take the case to the State Police