Ex-cop pleads not guilty to writing fake tickets

Derek Burns (Source: EBRSO)
Derek Burns (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A former Baton Rouge police officer pled not guilty to felony charges Thursday.

Derek Burns is accused of writing fake tickets to real people.

He was first arrested in September, then arrested a second time a month later.

Burns is charged with injuring public records and malfeasance in office.

He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on both charges.

A judge set a status hearing for June 20th.

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