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Lafayette police officer disciplined for inappropriate text messages

Lafayette police officer disciplined for inappropriate text messages

Lafayette Police Officer Dan Sells, left, agreed to a 10-day suspension for his behavior during an investigation.

— Lafayette police Officer Daniel Sells is serving a 10-day suspension for inappropriate texting with a domestic battery victim, according to the Lafayette police response to a Journal & Courier freedom of information request.

Sells, who had been an evidence technician, investigated a domestic battery call on Feb. 28.

Previously: Lafayette police officer agrees to 10-day suspension

On May 30, the Civil Service Commission approved a stipulation that suspended Sells for 10 additional days and demoted him from evidence technician to patrol officer.

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