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Congressional candidate accused of impersonating police officer

How difficult is it to become a top-ranking police officer in the eyes of Louisiana? Typing up a short letter and signing it “chief of police” might work.

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) – A single sentence typed on a fancy letterhead earned Billy Burkette a state identification card bearing his official title printed next to his name.

Burkette was apparently appointed to the “chief of police” office in 2014 by the Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians, according to a letter signed by himself and one other tribe member.

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