BRPD officer arrested for malfeasance in office

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 3:30pm

Detectives arrested Officer Jake Chustz, 27, late last night charging him with Felony Theft, and Malfeasance in Office.

Chustz, a patrol officer assigned to Second District, is accused of stealing an iPhone while assisting in a vehicle crash that resulted in a DWI arrest.

The investigation showed that after the victim was released from jail relative to his DWI arrest he was not able to locate his cell phone which was left in his vehicle. The victim used the “Find my iPhone” feature under his iCloud account and discovered that the cell phone name was changed to “Jake Chustz’s iPhone.”

The victim recognized the name as one of the officers who assisted with his wreck and DWI arrest. The victim contacted the Baton Rouge Police Department Internal Affairs Division and filed a complaint.

Chustz, who was hired in July 2007, resigned today immediately following his arrest.

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