Louisiana State Criminal Investigator charged with falsifying documents in two parishes and a hit-and-run.

Louisiana State Police arrested high-ranking criminal investigator, Lt. Chad Lacoste on felony charges of malfeasance in office and hit and run.

Lt. Chad Lacoste, a criminal investigator and 19-year veteran of the Louisiana State Police Department failed to stop at a hit-and-run crash in St. Tammany Parish and then falsified documents when he reported having been in a hit-and-run crash in Orleans Parish.

Both Orleans and St. Tammany Parish charged Lacoste with malfeasance in office. In Orleans Parish, Lacoste is also charged with “injuring public records”. He received a summons for careless operation and hit-and-run in St. Tammany Parish.

The 19-year veteran of the Louisiana State Police said that damage to his unmarked vehicle happened in a hit-and-run crash on U.S. 90 in New Orleans. The investigation revealed that Lt. Chad Lacoste was intentional when he did not stop at a hit-and-run crash on Louisiana 22 in St. Tammany Parish and then falsified reports where he claimed to have been in a hit-and-run crash in Orleans Parish. Louisiana State Police report that Lacoste has been on administrative leave since the start of the investigation in September of last year.

The question is: How many other reports did criminal investigator Lt. Chad Lacoste falsify? And are the reports under review?

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