Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 14, § 134.2. Malfeasance in office;  tampering with evidence

Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.

A. It shall be unlawful and constitute malfeasance in office for a peace officer to tamper with evidence.

(1) For purposes of this Section, “a peace officer” shall be defined as a commissioned state, parish, or municipal police officer, a sheriff, or a deputy sheriff.

(2) For purposes of this Section, “tampering with evidence” is the intentional alteration, movement, removal, or addition of any object or substance when the peace officer:

(a) Knows or has good reason to believe that such object or substance will be the subject of any investigation by state, local, or federal law enforcement officers, and

(b) Acts with the intent of distorting the results of such an investigation.

B. Whoever violates this Section shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than three years, or both.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 14, § 134.2. Malfeasance in office;  tampering with evidence - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/la/revised-statutes/la-rev-stat-tit-14-sect-134-2/


FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.

Copied to clipboard