Bossier Parish Police Juror Rick Avery reportedly threatened police after being taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving earlier this month. During the incident, Avery who is considering running for Bossier Mayor, told officers that when he gets elected to Mayor he was going to 'fire all of your asses'. He also allegedly directed racial slurs towards two black officers as well.

Avery told KTBS that he blames the incident on mixing beer with medication for an injured leg.

Avery was released from police custody with no charges filed. Bossier City's Police Chief ordered an internal investigation to see whether or not the elected official got preferential treatment because of his position.

710 KEEL news has attempted to contact Mr. Avery at this time we have not received a response.