The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board agreed Thursday to grant an appeal hearing for two Baton Rouge police officers who were fired after they were accused of acting as lookouts while another former officer allegedly coerced a woman to perform a sex act on him in 2014.  

The hearing is tentatively set for April 27. The two fired officers, Travis Wheeler and Emerson Jackson, attended the board meeting. 

Wheeler, 29, and Jackson, 34, were fired from the police force two days after they were indicted by a grand jury in 2014 on abuse of office charges.

Three former Baton Rouge police officers were acquitted Saturday night of abuse of office ch…

The two men were acquitted Jan. 28 of the charges by a six-member East Baton Rouge Parish jury. They were accused of acting as lookouts while another former officer, Isaac M. Bolden, allegedly coerced a woman to perform a sex act on him at a BREC park in February 2014. 

Bolden was also acquitted Jan. 28 of a charge of abuse of office. 

Bolden resigned from the department before the three were indicted by the grand jury. 

A former Baton Rouge police officer accused of coercing a young woman to perform a sex act o…

The three men are still defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by the victim. The suit seeks damages.