Lafayette officers dismissed over force used on inmate

Four corrections officers with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office have been fired for violating the department’s use of force policy, Capt. Kip Judice said.

Deputies Michael McSheffrey Jr., Brandon Ross Gallien, and Adrian Theriot were fired April 23 and Scarla Celestine was fired Monday, Judice said in a news release.

Judice said he could not release internal reports or the former deputies personnel records because of an ongoing external investigation.

Trooper 1st Class Stephen Hammons on Wednesday confirmed State Police investigators were looking into an incident involving the deputies and one inmate.

Hammons said Sheriff Mike Neustrom last week requested State Police help.