LAFAYETTE — A Lafayette Parish corrections officer has been arrested along with an inmate who is accused of disabling a surveillance camera that was set up in an internal investigation of the female deputy and the male inmate, officials said.
Megan Huval, a 22-year-old deputy, was fired, then jailed, on counts of malfeasance in office, obstruction of justice and theft, according to a news release by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Jerrod Brashear, 37, who was already in jail on burglary, theft and drug charges, was rearrested on one count of obstruction of justice, according to the release and jail records.
Sheriff’s Capt. Craig Stansbury said detectives helped Lafayette Parish Correctional Center investigators set up cameras to watch the pair.
On Friday detectives trying to view recorded footage found the cameras had been disabled. Investigators believe Brashear removed cards vital to recording from the cameras, and gave them to Huval to destroy, Stansbury said.
“This was done in an attempt to hide the policy violations they were involved in that day,” the release said.
“Obviously they were doing something they didn’t want us to know about,” Stansbury said in an interview Tuesday. Stansbury would not get more specific, citing the ongoing investigation.