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Civil service board won't investigate BRPD chief

4 years 4 months 1 week ago January 10, 2013 Jan 10, 2013 Thursday, January 10 2013 January 10, 2013 12:52 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Shingleton

BATON ROUGE - The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board unanimously decided not to investigate allegations of conduct unbecoming of an officer, perjury and malfeasance in office against Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White.

"I do not believe this board should be doing proactive investigations. I think it circumvents disciplinary procedures put in place by [Chief White] and the fire chief," said the board's chairman, Bryan Taylor.

Several board members also questioned why Chief White's accuser, Jason Broussard, wasn't present for the board's meeting. Broussard accused White of lying under oath during the termination appeal of Charlotte Jones, a civilian employee.

Broussard also claims Chief White was present during a previous board meeting when Capt. Lonnie Lockett "committed perjury in front of the board while testifying to the facts of a case where Lockett was involved in a traffic crash," Broussard wrote in a letter to the Civil Service Board obtained by News 2.

To read Broussard's request for the investigation, click here and here.

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