LPD officer charged with official misconduct, theft

Ron Wilkins, Lafayette Journal & Courier Published 4:45 p.m. ET Nov. 13, 2018

 

LAFAYETTE — Lafayette police Officer Kevin R. Price faces charges of official misconduct and theft.

Prosecutors charged the Lafayette patrolman on Tuesday.

Price sold department-owned ammunition to a person late last month, according to the probable cause affidavit.

After the first sale of Lafayette police ammunition to the man, Price, 35, 914 S. 14th St., Lafayette, again texted the man, asking if he knew anyone who wanted to buy ammunition, according to the affidavit.

The man who purchased the ammunition returned the unused rounds to the police department, according to the affidavit.

Police recovered those text messages from Price’s cellphone, according to the affidavit.

Price was put on administrative leave last week, and he is awaiting departmental discipline in front of the civil merit commission.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Price has not been booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail, according to jail officers.

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