BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A former New Orleans police officer who was working as a Baton Rouge deputy constable has been fired after detectives say he was found in possession of a truck stolen from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
Delloyd Burke, 40, was charged with malfeasance in office and illegal possession of stolen things.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies say Burke had a black Ford F-150 that was reported stolen from the New Orleans area in the days leading up to the landfall of Hurricane Katrina.
The EBR sheriff's department says Burke served nine years with the New Orleans Police Department and has been employed with the Baton Rouge Constable's Office for the past four months.
Deputies say City Constable Reginald Brown, Sr. fired Burke Monday morning before sheriff's deputies arrested him.
He was taken to parish prison for booking.