LA: Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney arrested and must take leave

More on that case out of Ouachita Parish first reported in October 2011.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney must take a leave of absence from his position following his arrest Friday by federal officials.

Toney was arrested around 10 a.m. at his Courthouse Annex office without incident following an investigation by the federal officials that began with a raid on Toney’s office in Feb. 2011.


The indictment alleges Toney and Davis engaged in a conspiracy to track a third party’s communications. Once Davis learned that the FBI wanted to speak with him, he
tried to cover up the illegal activity.

Read more on So far it’s still not clear why they were allegedly snooping in an employee’s e-mails, but this may still turn out to be a politically motivated intrusion/breach resulting in federal charges.

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