BRPD Officer Arrested Last Week Back on the Job Today
WAFB’s Kiran Chawla is reporting that Officer Taylor DeRousselle is back on the job in uniform patrol as of today.
DeRousselle was arrested last week and charged with simple battery after punching a bouncer at a local night club while off duty. The bouncer reportedly had a fracture to his left cheek.
The incident began when the bouncer attempted to escort DeRousselle out of the club after witnessing him in an argument with another patron.
DeRousselle pulled out his Baton Rouge Police ID and told the bouncer “I am a fucking cop, I will arrest everyone here” as the bouncer was escorting him out.
A short time later, even after, according to the bouncer, he raised his hands as a sign that he was not trying to fight, DeRousselle punched him in the face, causing the injury.
DeRousselle was put on paid administrative leave after the incident but has returned to work as of Wednesday.