Sarah Eddington reports:
After being arrested on Thursday, the Ouachita Parish deputy accused of numerous counts of computer fraud, identity theft and obstruction was allowed to return to work on Friday.
Maj. Michael Karl Davis, 47, of Monroe, was arrested by federal authorities on nine charges of computer fraud, nine charges of identity theft and one count of obstruction.
Was Davis trying to help one of his bosses but engaging in illegal methods? And if so, was that at their request or on his own initiative? Or did this have nothing to do with his bosses? It will be interesting to find out more about this case, but when you have a law enforcement officer charged with federal computer fraud and obstruction charges – and then he’s allowed to access the department’s computer system while he’s facing charges – it does raise an eyebrow or two here.