Officer Mark Michoud's main problem is he has LMS (Little Man Syndrome). He uses his badge as his power. He certainly is not intimidating otherwise. After all, he does possesss LMS. Some people should not be allowed to wear a badge.
Me, my husband, my son and an offduty Sheriff's deputy decided to go out for a short time and shoot pool. We were in an establishment for 1 1/2 hours. A fight broke out in front of the nightclub and we decided is was time to leave.
As we were leaving, Officer Mark Michoud immediately pointed his finger at my husband and said "YOU, are not driving anywhere, you will take a cab" We hadn't even walked out of the nightclub yet and he started yelling at us. I said that I would drive but I didn't see a problem with my husband driving because we were just fine. He then said pointing at me "YOU aren't driving anywhere either" I stood their and went "AHH" because I didn't understand what was wrong with us.
Next thing I know he pulls me off the steps of the establishment and handcuffs me and tells me I am under arrest. My son approached Mark Michoud and asked him why I was being arrested and he threw my son on the ground and handcuffed him. The off duty Deputy that was with us approached the officer and asked him why he was doing this. Officer LMS, aka Mark Michoud told the deputy that he would be arrested too if he didn't step back. I kept on asking Officer "Little Man Syndrome", what did I do and why were we being arrested and he wouldn't answer.
My husband proceeded to go to his truck and it was overheard by witnesses that Officer LMS told another policeman who drove up to the scene, to arrest my husband if he got into his truck. The officer asked what was the reason to arrest him and Officer LMS (Mark Michoud) said that it didn't matter. Arrest him for anything.
My husband went to his truck and was told he was under arrest and he asked why, and the response was for DUI. My husband said that he wasn't even driving so how could they arrest him for that. He was arrested anyway. Yes Mark Michoud, MR. LMS (Little Man Syndrome) we do have witnesses. Even the off duty Deputy is willing to testify. JERK!
We were taken down to the station and booked. I kept on asking why and they would never answer. We had to bail out after sitting at the station for 4 hours. The official charge was "Disturbing the Peace" Oh yea right!
I went down to the police station and had a meeting with the Chief of Police, Freddy Drennan, I told him the story and indicated that I was not going to allow something so unfair to happen. He told me to talk to Internal Affairs Detective Darrell Dupuy. I went over the whole story with him and told him I wanted an internal affair investigation on Officer Mark Michoud. He more or less told me if I didn't pursue the investigation, they would drop charges. I agreed to this and guess what? They didn't hold their end of the bargain up. I had to go to court and no charges were ever dropped. No but Hell No! I talked to the judge and he agreed to drop charges if we stay out of trouble for six months.
After the six months is up, it will never show up on our record. I could loose my job over this and so could my son. I have never been in trouble in my life. This is totally unfair. I have no respect for the Slidell Police Department anymore. I plan to pursue an Internal Affair complaint against Officer Mark Michoud, aka LMS (Little Man Syndrome) People like him should not even be wearing a badge. The people who he should have been harrasing were the people that were fighting in the establishment who were also watching us get arrested for nothing.
Oh by the way Mark Michoud, I know some things about you too. You certainly have a lot of complaints lodged against you. Seems to me, you have had too many Internal Affair investigations against you. Just because you are a small man is not my fault. Were you mad because I am taller than you and you are just a wee man? Why does the Slidell Police Department keep on employing someone like you? Maybe they feel sorry because it must be hard to be such a wee little man.
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