Deputy quits amid assault and kidnapping allegations

PoliceOne Staff Report
(ALEXANDRIA, La.) -- A Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy has quit after being accused of hitting a bicyclist with his truck and then holding the man against his will, according to the Associated Press.

Deputy John Cicardo, the son of Alexandria Police Chief Tommy Cicardo, resigned without explanation on Nov. 21 nearly four years after he quit the Alexandria police department, sheriff's Assistant Chief Deputy Ronnie Sellers told the AP. Although the younger Cicardo has not been charged with a crime he has been on administrative leave and the bicyclist, Kenneth Godfrey, has filed a complaint with police, it was reported.

Last week, Sheriff William Earl Hilton announced that there would be an internal affairs investigation into the kidnapping.

When he resigned from the Alexandria Police Department, Cicardo cited personal reasons although he was being investigated at the time for firing a gun into the air while off-duty at a nightclub, the AP reported.

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