Police in Crowley have charged a man with a hate crime.
26 year old Brett Leverette was arrested for second degree battery of an off duty Crowley police officer.
The hate crime happened back in August which police say is when Leverette hit the off duty officer when he wasn't looking.
Once the officer was defenseless Leverette continued to hit him causing serious damage to him.
Sources say the officer had previously arrested Leverette for a criminal matter.