Louisiana State Police Troopers Dakota DeMoss (left) and George Harper (right).
Mainly because of the foul language allegedly uttered by Louisiana State Police Trooper George Harper when making an arrest of a black Mississippi man together with subsequent texts between him and three other troopers reveling in that same arrest and subsequent jailing of the arrestee, our feature of three of those troopers successfully obtaining a temporary restraining order to block any investigation of their actions ultimately gained international attention.
One of those three troopers, Randall Dickerson, resigned effective March 28, 2021. The two other troopers who successfully obtained the temporary restraining order, which was subsequently dissolved, Dakota DeMoss and George Harper, sought action by the Louisiana State Police Commission (LSPC) on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Specifically, they requested to be permitted to exhaust all of their compensatory time, time-and-a-half compensatory time, annual leave, and their remaining 400 hours of administrative leave, which is scheduled to expire on or about April 12, 2021, prior to being placed on leave without pay as their criminal investigations continue.
Before we take a look at the video of the two troopers’ request at the meeting, however, let’s first again review the foulmouthed language of Trooper George Harper and the texts of revelry sent by him and three other troopers to include Jacob Brown, son of former LSP Chief of Staff Robert Brown. Jacob Brown was himself the subject of numerous allegations of excessive force during arrests (and falsifying documents pertaining to those arrests), and he resigned from LSP about a month ago. Here are those texts and Harper’s arrest commentary:
The troopers then escorted Harris to one of their marked police vehicles. As they placed Harris in the back seat, Tpr. Harper threatened him by saying, “stupid motherfucker, I hope you act up when we get to the fucking jail. I am going to punish you, dumb bitch. What the fuck is wrong with you, stupid motherfucker. ”
It should be noted that the system sends the messages out in a similar fashion as group messages on a cellular phone. When a message is sent out, it went out to each of the four troopers simultaneously.
Jacob Brown “How was his attitude at the jail?”
George Harper “Complete silence”
Jacob Brown “Lmao”
Dakota DeMoss “lol he was still digesting that ass whoop in”
Jacob Brown “its gonna take him a couple days … ”
Jacob Brown “he gonna be sore tomorrow for sure”
Jacob Brown “BET he wont run from a full grown bear again”
Dakota DeMoss “Bet he don’t even cross into LA anymore”
George Harper “GRIZZLY Nah he gonna spread the word that’s for damn sure”
Jacob Brown “lmao”
Dakota DeMoss “he’s gonna have nightmares for a long time”
Jacob Brown “lmao…..warms my heart knowing we could educate that young man”
Dakota DeMoss “lolol”
Larry Shappley “haha”
With that background, let’s now take a look at the LSPC’s consideration of the “extended taxpayer-funded vacation” as characterized by Ms. Belinda Parker-Brown, founder of Louisiana United International, and who attended today’s LSPC meeting and chose to make public comment on the DeMoss and Harper requests:
LSPC consideration of DeMoss and Harper’s requests and public comment by Belinda Parker-Brown entailing those requests. CLICK HERE for the material Brown references regarding police liability insurance.
After the meeting, we visited with Belinda Parker-Brown along with her husband, Carl, and here is video of some further observations they had entailing the meeting, the Louisiana State Trooper’s Association, and the Louisiana State Police Commission:
Belinda Parker-Brown, along with her husband, Carl, provide some commentary to Sound Off Louisiana soon after the LSPC meeting. CLICK HERE for the video referenced in the video above entailing LSP Col. Lamar Davis stating that people are obtaining the impression that “police officers are being treated special.”
No sooner had we wrapped up the preceding video did Dr. Oscar Omar Dantzler show up on the scene with a few thoughts of his own, so let’s take a look at just what he had to say on the recent arrests of numerous LSP troopers for alleged excessive force being used during recent arrests:
Dr. Oscar Omar Dantzler provides his thoughts on recent arrests of LSP troopers for alleged use of excessive force during arrests that those troopers made.
CLICK HERE for WBRZ (Channel 2 in Baton Rouge) Investigative Reporter Chris Nakamoto’s news feature on Harper and DeMoss.
CLICK HERE for the LSPC meeting of April 8, 2021 in its entirety.
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