Bossier Parish deputy disciplined for appliance store dispute

By Erin Stevenson – bio|e-mail

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office disciplined a deputy for interfering in a civil matter and misidentifying herself, but the owner of the store where she acted out of line doesn't think that's enough.

The dispute happened when a customer, the deputy's relative, wasn't happy with a repair job. The store owner offers her a used appliance, but she wanted her money back. He refused and that's when the deputy stepped in. She identified herself as part of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office. After the owner, Scott Tubbs, gives in and gives the customer a $400.00 appliance. As she is leaving, the deputy gives a false name.

The Bossier Sheriff's Office says this wasn't right of her, but she didn't do anything illegal. She did, however, violate the Sheriff's Code of Conduct. She was given one week of unpaid leave as a punishment.

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