Former Killian police chief pleads no contest to malfeasance charge

Former Killian police chief pleads no contest to malfeasance charge
Dennis Hill (Source: LPSO)

LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - The former police chief in the town of Killian has entered a plea in a case involving allegations of malfeasance.

Officials said Dennis Hill pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of malfeasance in office.

They added he was sentenced to one year with the Department of Corrections but it was suspended and he was placed on one year of active probation. He is required to pay $994 back to the town of Killian, which is the amount of restitution listed in the legislative auditor‘s report. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $350, plus court costs.

Hill was indicted in February by a Livingston Parish grand jury.

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A legislative auditor’s report from January 2018 revealed evidence Hill billed the town for hours he claimed to have worked overtime when he was actually out of state. The alleged amount of questionable overtime totaled $994 over three separate occasions.

The legislative auditors also found evidence indicating Hill used the town’s fuel card to make fuel purchases that appeared to be unrelated to town business. This involved 15 out of state fuel purchases totaling $748.

Hill was fired by Mayor Craig McGehee in June 2017. Hill, who had been serving as a road deputy for the Albany Police Department for a few months, was suspended indefinitely.

Additionally, the audit found there were 76 traffic tickets issued by the Killian Police Department which were logged in at the department and subsequently turned over to the chief.

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