Dabadie set to lead BRPD as department head
BATON ROUGE - Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr., will be sworn in this morning as interim police chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, three weeks after city leaders fired former chief Dewayne White.
Dabadie will lead the department until Mayor Kip Holden names a new chief.
White claims politics between the mayor's office and police union ultimately led to his dismissal.
He has appealed his firing to the municipal service board, saying it violated state laws and procedures.
Dabadie is a 25-year veteran of the force.
He previously applied for the chief's position back in 2011 after then-chief Jeff Leduff stepped down. He also served as White's chief of staff.
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