Sheriff: Deputy fired, to be prosecuted

Sheriff: Deputy fired, to be prosecuted

There are 292 comments on the KATC-TV Lafayette story from Jan 10, 2008, titled Sheriff: Deputy fired, to be prosecuted. In it, KATC-TV Lafayette reports that:

Sheriff Mike Cazes says a deputy was fired and faces prosecution in connection with a December 17th dispute at the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison that left a man being booked with a broken jaw.

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United States

#1 Jan 10, 2008
Well justice is about to be serve,It's been 4years that I had been incarerated inside the wbr jail. The hold time I was there Casey Batts you f...with me the hold time I was there well I told you 1day what goes around comes around it just took alittle longer in your case you sorry mother f... you hid behind the badge long enough of course when i was there you hid behind your sorry ass LT.P let see who you're going to hide behind now.
Change

Baton Rouge, LA

#2 Jan 12, 2008
Well I think the officers have to put up with alot from inmates and the public. Looks like you should have took a GED class when you were in there "THE HOLD TIME"
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Huntington Beach, CA

#3 Jan 12, 2008
Change wrote:
Well I think the officers have to put up with alot from inmates and the public. Looks like you should have took a GED class when you were in there "THE HOLD TIME"
Well you don't need a GED to know just cause you wear a badge doesn't give you the right to treat people like there trash or give you the right to break a jaw on the other hand I can bet that sorry ass Batt did his dirt while the guy was in hand cuffs are someone else was there to catch the slack but futher more you better start raising money for his defense but if you want my advice sit back in the corner and watch that s.o.b get just what he got coming.
Unfair

Baton Rouge, LA

#4 Jan 12, 2008
Cops are always being called mean and hateful people. But why is it when some "crackhead" breaks in your house steals your car, sells dope to your kids or in any other form of breaking the law you call the police, but in the same breath you complain when that person gets hurt? Maybe the guy swung at him, maybe he was hurt before he was in jail! I have posted todays article from the advocate. Read it and see just if he broke the guys jaw or did someone else do it. Before I post it I want to leave you with a question. This Batts guy do you know him on a personal level or just from the wrond side of law? I happen to know the guy and he is great at his job, and he is a great guy in general and many people here love him and support him. I think "Change" must have rubbed him the wrong way or just hates all cops for doing there job. Which all inmates hate jail cops for doing the job asked of them! I wish people would know the whole story before they jump to conclusions about a situation taht they know nothing about! I leave you with todays article.
Injured prisoner had series of clashes in arrest process
By ROY PITCHFORD
Advocate Westside bureau
Published: Jan 12, 2008 - Page: 5B
PORT ALLEN — Stacey Lee Paul suffered a broken jaw when struck by West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Stacey Batts at the Parish Prison on Dec. 17, according to a Port Allen Police Department report.
As a result of the incident, Batts was arrested and booked with battery and malfeasance, then fired, West Baton Rouge Sheriff Mike Cazes said.
The Port Allen police report goes on to say that the 37-year-old Paul, of Port Allen, twice struggled with police officers before he was taken to the Parish Prison for booking. Officer Jeremy Thompson was sent to a hospital for treatment of a broken kneecap.
Thompson has been unable to work since the incident, but Police Chief Harry Brown said the officer plans to return to his job within a few days.
According to the incident report, the series of clashes began when Officer Ben Arceneaux was called to a daiquiri bar to investigate a complaint that someone had stolen a jar containing $120 in tips that patrons had given employees.
Arceneaux and Sgt. Ronald Kauffman said they looked at a security tape of the incident and determined that the jar was taken by Paul. A call on police radio instructed officers to arrest Paul.
A short time later, Thompson reported that he had stopped Paul in front of the suspect’s house and was preparing to arrest him.
Thompson later reported to police headquarters that he had been severely injured. He said Paul ran from him and the two struggled when Thompson caught up with Paul.
Thompson said that as he tried to place handcuffs on Paul, the suspect continued to struggle and both fell.
Thompson said he lay on top of Paul still trying to handcuff him, but was limited by his injury.
Thompson said Paul managed to flee after somehow getting out of the jacket and shirt he was wearing.
Police concentrated on getting an ambulance to take Thompson to the hospital, but once that was done, officers noted that someone had turned off the lights in Paul’s house.
Paul’s father, the Rev. Joe Paul, answered the door, said his son was home and let police in, the report says.
Police said Stacey Paul verbally challenged Sgt. Kauffman and Officer Ben Arceneaux and struggled with them until they were able to subdue and handcuff him.
Paul was taken to police headquarters to complete paperwork, and then taken to the Parish Prison where he struggled with deputies in the booking room, receiving a broken jaw in the process, the report states.
Paul was booked with battery of a police officer, resisting a police officer and theft. He remains in custody on a parole hold.
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Huntington Beach, CA

#5 Jan 13, 2008
well I for one know when the law is broken you suffer the punishment from the justice system,yes maybe Batts is a good guy when he's around good folk like yourself{but I have to ask you when you go to church to you use foul language,when you go to the stores do you sit in your car and say the next person that walks out the door is acriminal,}my point is Batts may me good around you but I can tell you from personal experince he's was a jerk and no matter what picture you try paint appararently you skip the section that said through further investigation deputy BATTs was FIRE and ARREST and will face the CHARGES brought against him.another point is Batt knew what the job requires and what came with it not one prisoner or inmate brought into the jail is the same some are extemly violent some or not,the little time I was there I never gave any trouble but when Batt walked up to me and said I going to F...with the hold while you are hear compilments of .... well I can tell you this refering back to your earlier statement, let me capitalize it for you BATTS IS NO LONGER A COP HE FALL JUST UNDER BEING ACERTIFIED CRIMINAL HE'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO PUT A BADGE ON EVER AGAIN EVEN IF HE EXCEPT APLEA DEAL THIS CHARGE HERE WILL HUNT him MALFESANCE IN OFFICE.I can tell you this also I will be following your case,BATTS all the way til the time you say you are handed down your sentence. you got lucky in one sense I quest Stacy Paul family don't have enough to hire and attorney but a genourous donor may just foot the bill to see some CIVIL RIGHTs was not violated,are maybe some one told you to keep kool and don't pis CAZES off cause with his powers he could give this to the feds and let them handle it.so WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE BATTS WELCOME pretty soon you be what that favor word you told me I'll be when I got out CONVICT
ex co worker of batts

Baton Rouge, LA

#6 Jan 14, 2008
[ Cazes got batts ass out of trouble the first time when the three deputies were arrested for bringing drugs to the inmates. Batts was the ring leader. He got off because he was white. Cazes can't get your ass off this time. Justice will be served bitch.
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Huntington Beach, CA

#7 Jan 14, 2008
Thanks ex co worker of Batts for speaking out,but you don't have to worry about Cazes backing him up now cause he's in shit knee deep,CAZES WANTED TO BURN HIS ASS WHEN THAT HAPPEN but you had the others like LT.P and one other when to bat for him< i just hope all those folk that thinks BATTS was all that, let see what he will be like now in the real world, when he's see he is no better than the next person cause now he will be look at and label just as all those "QUOTE CRIMINAL" BATTS mess over me and didn't even know anything about me if there was ever a chance that I will forgive you I NEVER FORGET IT.I had a hard struggle to get up from the trials and tribulation I was going thru and to have you to add to them well now like I said I will be follwing your case to see justice serve.
concerned citizen

United States

#8 Jan 16, 2008
hey ex coworker, I'd like to hear more dirt on Batts. I have come to know him personally over the last couple of years but had no idea about any of this type of behavior. I'm seeing a whole other side of him. Also, anyone else who would care to share some dirt, I'd greatly appreciate it.
A real coworker of Batts

Baton Rouge, LA

#9 Jan 16, 2008
I am a close friend and real co worker of Sgt. Batts. First of lets get a couple things straight for anyone who actually reads any of this cr*p! Casey is a good man and a even better cop. He is a great Sgt. and he took great care of his deputies that worked under him. He is very loyal and is a stand up man!
"Change" from Fl you are just mad because he pissed you off somehow and in someway. Oh well get over it you were a inmate and he was the officer. Second "Change" from Sc you ought to read and know all of the facts before you run your mouth about the situation. No the guy was not handcuffed and nor did Sgt. Batts hit him. There were alot of events that transpired in the whole incident and once the trial is over with you will have realized that your comments were out of line but most importantly your way of hurting this mans reputation.
Next, Ex co worker of Batts I think dont even know him like you think, I think youare just another pissed of inmate who is posing as a ex cop. The reason I say this is because only a inmate would say that load of crap about him being a "Ring Leader", because if you knew him like we do you'd know he doesnt play like that. Actually they tried to say he had crack in his pocket but oh what was it again thats right "Sinus Medicine".
Now lastly for concerned citizen you dont even know him because if if you were as close to him as you think you are you wouldnt have to ask questions"RJ" Nice try but you got the wrong guy this time. I know that for a fact! Ask me and I could tell you but theres nothing to say except I love my boy like a brother and I cant wait for that day in court when everyone has to eat there words! Batts we are behind you if you need anything we are here behind you!
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United States

#10 Jan 17, 2008
Well real coworker of BATTS when you step in the game you need to bring your glove, let me inlighten you the S.O.B IS NOT YOUR CO-WORKER he your EX-COWORKER,{2}HE'S no longer sgt. BATTS it's just plan old Batts you're right I can't wait until his court date I want to see if he reconize this familiar face.
FRIEND

Baton Rouge, LA

#11 Feb 6, 2008
THAT WHOLE DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. MIKE CAZES IS A DIRTY, EVIL MAN. THIS WAS ALSO NOT CASEY BATTS FIRST TIME IN TROUBLE WITH THE DEPARTMENT
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Pompano Beach, FL

#12 Mar 9, 2008
FRIEND wrote:
THAT WHOLE DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. MIKE CAZES IS A DIRTY, EVIL MAN. THIS WAS ALSO NOT CASEY BATTS FIRST TIME IN TROUBLE WITH THE DEPARTMENT
Well I can bet you this is his last time getting in trouble the department.
Traffic violation scam

Gonzales, LA

#13 Mar 9, 2008
does anyone out there know much detail about the port allen traffic cops pulling drivers over near the on - ramp to mississippi river bridge and making up charges like impeding traffic flow , crossing double lines. this is the biggest crock i have ever seen.These cops are belligerant rude and intimidating when they pull you over . I didnt even know what i did wrong and i thought the cop was going to beat my head in after he was done screaming at me for supposedly crossing a double line.

“La Grimasse!!”

Since: Mar 07

Ventress

#14 Mar 11, 2008
Its very simple:

Don't break the law and you won't get in deep shyt. If you are an inmate and get the crop kicked out of you by a cop...tooooooooo bad, dumbass

Get a ticket for crossing the double line while in line on the on-ramp? Learn traffic rules.

See? very simple
family Freind 2

Baton Rouge, LA

#15 Mar 12, 2008
Island Dude I wish there were more people like you. Finally someone who makes a little since instead of protecting a “crack head”.
I’m from the same small town as the Deputy and I know him personally. He is considered a friend of our family and many people who know him know what he is about and what he believes in. I have known him for all of the 27 years he has been in this world. Let me give you all a little background on this young man!
1st He is a very decorated soldier that served his country for 8 years and 2 out of the 6 years were spent in Iraq fighting for OUR country.
2nd He was a supervisor and if I’m not mistaken he was the training officer for the prison.
3rd He is a very opinionated young man who voices his opinion. What I mean is he is the kind of man that will say what he thinks no matter what. The same opinion you say to yourself or in a small group of friends because you are afraid of what people may say.
And lastly I have read all of these comments and it seems to me that the only people that have a problem with him were the inmates and certain people within the Sheriffs Office. I think its chicken shit what they are doing to him and I know everyone I talk to is backing him. Also none of us were there and don’t know all of the story except for what’s in the papers or television which is 90% bullshit!. Casey we love you and are behind you 110%.
Retired

AOL

#16 Mar 12, 2008
Majority of cops are crooked. I am from Tennessee and I know first hand just how crooked they really are. And I'm sure it's no different from state to state.Some get caught and some don't.The ones that don't will have a higher price to pay in the end. Now that's something that can be appreciated knowing. And for the ones who have gotten caught and ARE paying their dues. I'm sure you got off way too easy,NO DOUBT.If there were more honest cops in the world, the world just might be a better place, to some degree.

“La Grimasse!!”

Since: Mar 07

Ventress

#17 Mar 17, 2008
<yawn> go tell that cra p to folks who believe ya
Seeker of Justice

Hammond, LA

#18 Mar 18, 2008
Traffic violation scam wrote:
does anyone out there know much detail about the port allen traffic cops pulling drivers over near the on - ramp to mississippi river bridge and making up charges like impeding traffic flow , crossing double lines. this is the biggest crock i have ever seen.These cops are belligerant rude and intimidating when they pull you over . I didnt even know what i did wrong and i thought the cop was going to beat my head in after he was done screaming at me for supposedly crossing a double line.
Umm I've never heard of them actually inforcing these but my bf got one last week too in Port Allen. He drives for a living! Like you, he had no clue what he did wrong. He was trying to be extremely careful as traffic was really bad that day and he was in his company truck. Go pick on someone who actually deserves a ticket. These lazy bastards hit easy targets. I have called several times to get a price or talk to someone about fighting it but it seems they have IDIOTS working there and the traffic clerk only works part time as a student worker! I mean F#$K sake. I work closely with Law Enforcement on a daily basis,(No where near PA) and they have bigger fish to fry! Certainly no time for BS tickets handed down to honest hardworking people. Guess each parish does their own thing. Maybe that's wht WBR crime rate keeps skyrocking!
RetiredUSNavy

Baton Rouge, LA

#19 Mar 19, 2008
I support SGT Batts. End of Statement!
Minister John Stevens

Saint Peters, MO

#20 Mar 19, 2008
After reading all of the statements written against the officier who is according to our laws innocent until proven quilty I want to say that it is important according to Bible teachings that we judge not according to the seeing of the eye,nor the hearing of the ear but judge righteous judgement.The Bible also teaches us that we ought to not over charge anyone.If indeed the officier maybe indirectly or even directly guilty of the allegations we ought to still act like a christian and render forgiveness to him.The Bible teaches us that Blessed are the peace makers,Blessed are the meek,Blessed are the poor in spirit,Love your enemies.Jesus also teaches that if we do not forgive our brother their tresspasses neither will the Lord forgive us our tresspass.In closing I must remind all the wolves in sheep clothing that Jesus said when you go to offer your alms before the alter and you know that your brother is ill with you leave your gift at the alter and go be reconciled with your brother then return unto the alters.Also remember we or no longer under the eye for eye,tooth for tooth.If your enemy hunger feed him,and if he smite you on one cheek turn him the other.That is the rule of being a christian.Stop hypocriting and stay out of God business.God said the battle is not yours but the Lord.Render not evil for evil.He said that Vengence belongs to him and he will repay said the Lord.Hope someone is helped from this inspired word.

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