A Louisiana deputy who allegedly hurled the “N” word at African-Americans while out on a routine patrol was arrested this week on an unrelated charge.
According to KATC, West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Lofton was arrested on a simple assault charge for allegedly threatening to kill another deputy.
Lofton, who has been with the department for less than a year, was already being investigated for allegedly insulting an African-American family in need of help.
Idia Anderson and her sister Barbara told WBRZ that a relative was trying to jump start their car when the officer pulled up.
“Flipped the lights on, get out, I need registration and driver’s license,” Barbara Anderson recalled Lofton saying. “Really behind booster cables. There was no traffic coming. He was the only one sitting on the highway.”
What happened next caused the family to file a complaint against Lofton.
“I don’t have time for this because all of you are a bunch of stupid bi*** a** nigg***,” Anderson recalled him saying. “I said who are you talking to…who are you talking to?”
Another person at the sheriff’s office said Lofton had also used derogatory language during a traffic incident.
“I told him give me my license back,” said retired police officer Kevin Sterling. “I’m not going to entertain that. Then he replied to me and said i was a bi***.”
After being arrested, Lofton was only in jail for 20 minutes before he was released on bond.