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Police investigating dust-up between staffers outside State Capitol

1 year 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, May 16 2023 May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023 5:07 PM May 16, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police has launched an investigation into a reported fight  between staffers at the State Capitol building.

The agency says DPS officers were called to the capitol Tuesday afternoon in reference to a disturbance. A statement released by the Legislative Communications Office said the incident was being investigated internally.

“Since this incident involved legislative staff, it is considered a human resources issue and is being investigated. If necessary, appropriate action will be taken," a capitol spokesperson said. 

The Advocate reports the fight involved a staff member with the House Sergeant at Arms, which oversees security. That person was reportedly carrying a gun but placed the weapon aside and did not use it during the fight.

The newspaper noted the staffer was not authorized to carry a weapon inside the capitol.

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