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BRPD residency requirements up for discussion at Monday meeting

4 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, September 08 2016 Sep 8, 2016 September 08, 2016 12:01 PM September 08, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council will again host a meeting to discuss Baton Rouge Police residency requirements Monday.

The residency requirements proposal was automatically deferred after the council meeting ran past 8 p.m. The new meeting will be held in room 801 on the eighth floor of the City Hall Building at 12 p.m. Monday.

The Metro Council is set to discuss other potential police policy changes, pay issues and policing initiatives.

The residency requirements would force the Baton Rouge Police Department to only hire officers who live in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Council member Chauna Banks said the requirement is a natural way to build strong relationships between police officers and local communities.

Opponents of the proposed residency say the requirements will limit recruitment to police department.

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