Ponchatoula police officer charged with sexual battery, officials say

A Ponchatoula police officer has been arrested by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, according to officials.
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 10:16 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2022 at 6:30 PM CDT
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LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A Ponchatoula police officer has been arrested by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, according to officials.

Ponchatoula Police Chief Bry Layrisson said Frank Tallia, 24, faces a charge of sexual battery.

Chief Layrisson said his administration is gathering information on the investigation and will review the matter to determine what action to take.

As of 1:30 p.m on Monday, Sept. 26, the officer was not on leave.

This is a developing story. Check back for more details.

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