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Strip clubDenis Raev / Dreamstime.comProsecutors in Louisiana dropped sex and drug charges against people arrested after a raid on a St. Helena Parrish strip club after finding one officer digitally penetrated a dancer's vagina and other had a dancer squirt breast milk on him during an undercover investigation. The officers were from neighboring Tangipahoa Parish. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards initially defended his deputies, saying such tactics are necessary in a prostitution sting. But he now says he will have them retrained.

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  • Eddy||

    JUDGE: "Officer Jones, I sentence you to be trained on how not to fondle prostitutes, and your record will remain clear."

    DEFENDANT: "I'm not Officer Jones, I'm just regular Mr. Jones."

    JUDGE: "Oh, in that case I'm putting you on probation and making you register as a sex offender, pervert."

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Interestingly enough, the club's owner had been previously issued an "honorary" sheriff's department badge.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    During one of the visits, an unnamed agent agreed to pay a dancer $80 for a private dance in a back room. The agent handed the woman an additional tip, the affidavit says, and then "began to enter her vagina with his fingers in a rotating manner."

    The document includes other salacious details about the encounter and the dancer's appearance, such as her "matching" white top and thong underwear, and her shaved pubic area.

    It's unclear why [Deputy Scott] Jarreau included such graphic details, but the descriptions are presented as incriminating.

    The other deputies reading the report needed something for the spank bank.

  • MSimon||

    Sex and drugs.

  • Conchfritters||

    "Shaved pubic area" describes pretty much every stripper I have ever seen.

  • Don't look at me!||

    Dear Penthouse....

  • Jimothy||

    In related news, recruitment for Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's department is up 1,500%.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

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  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    "Not only did this officer who wrote the warrant not realize that what he was writing was inappropriate, but neither did his supervisors," he said. "They didn't do their job either, and that is equally disturbing."

    And the judge? The judge who signed off on the warrent, does it get retrained as well?

  • josh||

    "But he now says he will have them retrained."

    This is sort of the police version of, "this government agency is failing us, so let's create another agency and all will be well".

  • AlmightyJB||

    Vice cops are the scum that scum scrape off their shoes.

  • Cy||

    "Prosecutors have scuttled a multi-agency investigation"

    So... all of those man hours are going to be refunded to the people?

  • Cy||

    "an undercover agent crossed the line – and may have committed a crime"

    Uh-oh... Copsplaining.

  • Cy||

    "The month-long sting operation included another officer asking a dancer at The Mansion to lactate on him "because he was curious," according to court documents filed by authorities."

    I got milked by a stripper once. It wasn't boring!

  • croaker||

    I don't think that's what they mean by "milking."

  • Cy||

    "The affidavit was filed in support of a civil asset forfeiture case against the club's owner that was ultimately dismissed."

    They were going to steal his strip club from him after getting in a bunch of drinks and some good finger banging while being 'on the clock.'

  • croaker||

    Remember the motel in New England that cooperated with police when Bad Things Happened and got handed a civil forfeiture action for their troubles?

    And then the cops wonder why people tell them to "fuck off, pig."

  • Longtobefree||

    "But he now says he will have them retrained."

    How embarrassing to have to be trained as an adult how to have sex, and fail, and require retraining.

  • Jerryskids||

    The affidavit was filed in support of a civil asset forfeiture case against the club's owner that was ultimately dismissed.

    It's not clear why Shreveport, which is more than four hours away, lent officers to the effort.

    A month or two after the raid, Jarreau was named to a multiagency task force led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, said Special Agent Debbie Webber, a DEA spokeswoman. Before that appointment, the DEA task force had been without a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office representative since the U.S. Justice Department in 2016 charged two former task force members with distributing drugs and stealing cash during federal drug raids.

    Both deputies, Karl E. Newman and Johnny Domingue, had been Tangipahoa Parish deputies who worked alongside Chad Scott, a longtime DEA agent who remains under federal indictment.

    Edwards, whose brother is Gov. John Bel Edwards and whose father was also the sheriff of Tangipahoa Parish, said he would not condone his officers "having intercourse to completion" in the service of a prostitution case.

    There's at least 4 Brickbats worth of stink packed in this one turd.

  • Drig||

    Darn... I thought that "Digitally Penetrated" might be some cool new future sex kink I needed to educate myself on, but no... No it's just regular old fingering.

  • croaker||

    No biggie, they just transfer all the officer to the "human trafficking" detail.

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