West Monroe, LA – A 46-year-old man from Ouachita Parish was arrested on Sunday night after he slapped a Monroe police officer in a totally unprovoked attack.
Police said the incident occurred on the evening of Oct. 24 in the 1800-block of Grammont Street, KNOE reported.
The Monroe police officer said he was driving through West Monroe when he spotted a man trying to wave him down.
The arrest report said the officer stopped his patrol vehicle to see what the citizen wanted, KNOE reported.
When the officer stopped his vehicle, the arrest report said that 46-year-old Troy Davis approached the driver’s side window as if he wanted to talk to the officer.
According to the police report, Davis asked the officer, “What’s up man?” and then slapped him in the face, KNOE reported.
Then Davis told the officer “F-k the police” and started to walk away from the police vehicle, according to the officer’s statement.
The police report said the officer got out of his vehicle and took Davis into custody immediately and without incident, according to KNOE.
He was arrested and charged with felony battery on a police officer.
Davis was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center, KTVE reported.
If convicted of the felony charge, Davis faces a fine of up to $1,000 and one-to-five years in prison without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
The sentence for felony battery on a police officer must run consecutively to any other sentence for a violation of Louisiana law.
Monroe is the largest city in northeast Louisiana with a population of about 50, 000 residents, according to the city’s website.
The Monroe Police Department has 125 sworn police officers and 48 support staff.