UPDATE: MPD officer accused of excessive force submits letter of resignation

Jared Desadier is accused of malfeasance in office and second-degree battery.
Jared Desadier is accused of malfeasance in office and second-degree battery.(OPSO)
Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 11:20 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2020 at 4:49 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Monroe police officer charged in an alleged excessive force incident has submitted a formal letter of resignation. 

The Monroe Civil Service Board confirmed Jared Desadier’s decision during a teleconference meeting on Tuesday, July 28.

Desadier faces charges of malfeasance in office and second-degree battery in the case against Timothy Williams. Williams filed an excessive force complaint in June. He says multiple Monroe police officers kicked and punched after he was handcuffed during an April arrest.

According to the Clerk of Court website, Desadier’s warrant, affidavit, and bail order are sealed. There is an order filed for him to wear a GPS monitor as a condition of bail and he cannot come within 1000 feet of the alleged victim.

Arraignment is set for August 25. He has been assigned to Judge Scott Leehy.

The Board also approved an extension of administrative leave for the remaining four officers involved. 

The case remains under investigation.

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