When Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) leadership found out about the allegations of the brave cave the police chief immediately went to the FBI in August according to a source familiar with the investigation The police department faces several lawsuits over the treatment of detainees, including at a now-shuttered police warehouse that officers allegedly called the “brave cave according to the complaints
The New Orleans FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle f Louisiana have opened the probe, with investigators “reviewing the matter for potential federal violations,” FBI New Orleans said in a statement on Friday, while urging anyone with information on the case to contact them Additionally according to the source, the Baton Rouge Police Department has both an administrative and criminal investigation into the allegations ongoing
Department said they are committed to addressing these troubling accusations and have initiated administrative and criminal investigations In 2021, following allegations of misconduct within the BRPD’s narcotics division, the police chief fired the officers involved and they were ultimately arrested according to court records FBI said Friday it has opened a civil rights investigation into allegations in recent lawsuits that police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana assaulted drug suspects they detained in an obscure warehouse known as
Since the first complaint was filed last month, the city’s mayor has ordered the facility closed, the police department has disbanded its street crimes unit and an officer at the center of the allegations — the son of a current deputy chief resigned and was arrested on a simple battery chargeFBI officials confirmed Friday that the agency has opened an investigation based on “allegations that members of the department may have abused their authority This latest scandal adds to a long list of 37-year-old Black man. In 2021, a corruption probe into the department’s narcotics division led to criminal charges and internal discipline against officers accu
Police Chief Murphy Paul, who was hired to lead the agency in the wake of Sterling’s killing, said he was so concerned over the recent warehouse claims that he drove to the FBI’s New Orleans field division and asked them to review the There were some mistakes made,” Paul told The Associated Press, acknowledging that his internal affairs division initially failed to investigate. “I promise you we will get to the bottom of thisallegationsBaton Rouge most recent lawsuit, which attorneys filed earlier this week on behalf of Ternell
Her attorneys wrote in the lawsuit that they are still learning “the full horror of what the street crimes unit did there officer who resigned, Troy Lawrence Jr., has been the subject of several civil rights lawsuits and excessive force complaints in recent years. His father, Troy Lawrence Sr., was promoted to deputy chief in 2020 after commanding the street crimes unit, which went by the acronym BRAVE, for Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Even those who were not beaten at the torture warehouse, we now know, were still sexually humiliated was not clear late Friday whether Lawrence Jr. had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.