La. Police Department Owes $100,000 in Unpaid Fleet Repairs

September 20, 2017

The Opelousas, La., Police Department owes at least $100,000 in fleet repair costs since 2014, reports Daily World. According to city documents, repairs done to Opelousas Police Department vehicles were done without the necessary city approval.

Opelousas Police Chief Donald Thompson told KATC that fleet repairs were a necessity, negating the need for city approval. Thompson also said in an interview with Daily World that city officials were aware of mounting repair costs that the city was unable to cover. 

Opelousas Mayor Reginald Tatum told Daily World that the bills will have to be deducted from the police department's budget for the next fiscal year.


  1. 1. Phedon [ October 19, 2017 @ 04:15AM ]

    I'm not going to get it back


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