Addis police at odds with West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

Dispute getting heated

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 2:36pm

Two law enforcement agencies are at odds in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson said, two of his officers were unlawfully detained by sheriff's deputies. He said his officer's followed protocol, arrested the offenders, and took them over to the parish prison to be booked.

It was there, when deputies apparently took matters into their own hands and refused to let the officers leave.

Chief Anderson said he plans to file a complaint if the West Baton Rouge sheriff doesn't address the issue. Sheriff Mike Cazes was unavailable for comment. He's out of town.