This story has been updated to include a statement from Casey LaCaze-Lachney.
A Winnfield, LA woman’s TikTok video has gone viral after she used the app to complain about an indecent exposure citation she received at a festival on Saturday, June 11.
Casey LaCaze-Lachney, known on the app by her username @kazzi112, posted about the incident where she received more than 2.6 million. LaCaze-Lachney captioned the video “make sense” before showing viewers the outfit in question.
LaCaze-Lachney wore a black t-shirt that covered her shoulders and was cut just above the navel, paired with cut-off denim shorts and a studded belt.
In the video, LaCaze-Lachney says, “All my tracks are covered. Are you kidding me? At a family event where booze is literally given out for free and three female cops came up to me and gave me a note.”
On Wednesday, June 15, the Winnfield Police Department posted a message on Facebook stating:
“Recent social media posts have had a negative impact on the service of our police officers during this fun family festival. An anonymous citizen was cited for a city ordinance and has since taken to a popular social networking site , castigating the officers. However, 3 female officers responded to various complaints about the person’s attire and the person of interest received a citation under the city ordinance.”
The referenced municipal decree states:
“It is illegal for any person to wear trousers, slacks, shorts, skirts, dresses or skorts in any public place or place open to the public that intentionally exposes underwear or intentionally exposes a part of the pubic hair, a slit of the buttocks, or genitalia.”
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According to the Winnfield Police Department station, fines range from $25 for a first offense to a maximum of $300 and the person can be ordered to perform up to 40 hours of community service.
“We as public servants will not engage in a social media war with anyone or any organization as it is inappropriate and brings discredit to this department,” a department spokesperson said on the Winnfield Police Department Facebook post. “We also cannot comment on the details of any matter under investigation or pending legal action.”
Since the video went viral, LaCaze-Lachney has posted two updates on TikTok further explaining what happened and said she is seeking legal representation.
“I moved here in October and I don’t know the officer who approached me,” LaCaze-Lachney said. “I felt targeted. I wasn’t made aware of the complaints at the time of the citation, so it’s unclear if it was actually community driven or if it was just the officers acting alone. I guess everything I wear in public now.”
To see original videos and updates, check out LaCaze-Lachney’s TikTok page and to see the full statement from the Winnfield Police Department, visit their Facebook page.
Meredith G. White is an arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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