Jump to content
  • Join the TowForce community.

    It looks like you're not logged in. Register to get started and to receive Tower Down Notices.

Former Lanett officer indicted, allegedly punched cuffed man’s teeth out (AL)


Recommended Posts

ANETT, Ala. (WRBL) – A former lieutenant with the Lanett Police Department has been indicted by a Chambers County Grand Jury after he allegedly knocked a man’s teeth out while the victim was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car.


C.J. Looser was arrested on three Grand Jury indictments including Assault 2nd degree and two ethics violations. He is in the process of being booked into the Chambers County Detention Facility, we will share his mugshot as soon as it’s published by the detention center.


Bond is set at $30,000.00 for each offense. We are trying to get in touch with his legal representative for a statement.


The investigation began in December of 2022 when an “excessive use of force” investigation led to Looser being placed on administrative leave and then fired. The Lanett Police Department received the complaint on December 6th. Lanett police chief Denise McCain tells WRBL this incident occurred under the previous administration.

“Law enforcement officers are sworn to uphold and defend the laws of our state. When they abuse their power to violate those very laws, they not only deprive citizens of their individual rights, but they also compromise the public’s trust in law enforcement,” said Chief McCain.

We are still waiting on specific details regarding the ethics violations, but allegations are Looser pulled over a tow truck driver who was towing an officer’s personal vehicle being repossessed.


“Police officers put themselves at risk for the public every day.  The defendant, however, diminished the sacrifices of their fellow officers. Law enforcement officers are rightfully held to a higher standard and, on the very rare occasions when officers refuse to meet that standard, they will be held to account.” said McCain.


With Thursday’s indictment, Chief McCain said Looser finds himself on the opposite end of the very laws he was sworn to uphold.


“Wearing a badge is a privilege and honor that most law enforcement officers take seriously. It is not a license to corrupt the administration of justice. Their actions undermined the hard work of the entire law enforcement community,” said Chief McCain.



Follow up story

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...
Please Sign In or Sign Up