Metro council to discuss potential police policy changes
BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council will meet Tuesday to receive information about potential police policy recommendations.
The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on the eighth floor of the City Hall Building located on St. Louis Street. A public notice posted last week offered little details about what will be discussed at the meeting.
In February, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome outlined several new policies for the Baton Rouge Police Department regarding use of force. Those policies required officers to give a verbal warning before using deadly force except in exigent circumstances.
Broome has been vocal about the need for change in the department in efforts to better the relationship with the community.
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