Prosecutors dismissed charges Thursday against a former Lafayette Police officer accused of sexually accosting a woman while on duty and in uniform.
Jackie Hagan Jr., 36, was accused of sexual battery and malfeasance in office in an August 2011 incident outside the woman’s Lafayette home.
The woman said she had been partying with her boyfriend on her 21st birthday when the night ended in a fight between the two. When Hagan responded to the home, she claimed, he conducted a body search on her and touched her in appropriately in the process.
She gave that account under oath in September, when Hagan stood trial on a separate sexual battery charge.
In that case, a woman testified he drove her home in November 2011 after she witnessed a fight downtown and called police. When the two got to her house, she claimed, he wrapped his arms around her and touched her in a sexual manner.
Hagan said contact with the woman, who was 40 at the time, was consensual.
A jury of four men and two women acquitted him in that case, but the woman filed a civil suit for damages against Hagan and the police department. Trial is set for November.
The District Attorney’s Office did not return a phone call Friday for comment on why they dismissed the charges. Thomas Alonzo, Hagan’s attorney, told KATC-TV he does not know why prosecutors dropped the charges, but said it could have been because of the not guilty verdict in the first trial.