ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Corporal Alan Stokes of the Alexandria Police Department, who was fired after filing a police report back in May 2018 alleging that he was publicly intimidated by Mayor Jacques Roy during a phone call related to the selection of the city's next police chief, has been reinstated to his job.
(Source: File photo of Alan Stokes at a civil service board meeting.)
Roy denied making any threats and was cleared of the accusations by the Louisiana Supreme Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeal back in June and July. Stokes was terminated from his job in September.
Stokes was the police representative for the Civil Service Board. After he initially filed the report, councilmen Ed Larvadain, Jules Green, and Joe Fuller called for Roy to step down. Roy refused to.
"What was stated about me by Cpl. Stokes was false - provably so, conclusively so, and was just absolutely inappropriate for a police officer to do especially in 2018 given how much we depend on someone's word on the documents they sign are true and the reports they cause to be made are true and the things they swear under oath to are true," Roy said at a briefing in September.
News Channel 5 learned this week that Stokes had been reinstated. We reached out to Mayor Jeff Hall's administration to confirm that.
Here's a statement we received from Susan Broussard, chief of staff: "The City of Alexandria has reinstated Corporal Alan Stokes effective January 15. After a review of the matter, we determined reinstatement was the best course of action for the City." The city told us it would not comment further because it's a personnel matter.
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