BRPC Paul (on disciplinary action of LSP troopers’ “Vegas side trip”): “Col. Reeves is a man of integrity…..I support him in whatever decision he makes 100%.”

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul, appearing before the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday, July 23, 2018.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul was the guest speaker at the Baton Rouge Press Club meeting of Monday, July 23, 2018.  Prior to becoming Baton Rouge Police Chief, Paul was a long-time LSP trooper.  In fact, he’d been a trooper since 1994. As lieutenant colonel at LSP, prior to accepting the role of Baton Rouge Police Chief, he served as the Deputy Superintendent of the LSP Bureau of Investigation.

At the meeting, Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns asked Paul if he had obtained the LSP Colonel position rather than Reeves, whether he would have taken the same action as Col. Reeves or whether he believes the troopers, who all testified before the LSPC on Monday, July 16, 2018 that they were “scapegoats” for former Col. Mike Edmonson, should prevail in their appeal of Reeves’ disciplinary action, which was comprised of demotions for troopers Rodney Hyatt and Derrell Williams, and a letter of reprimand for trooper Thurman Miller.  Let’s view Paul’s response:

BR Police Chief Paul responds to Burns’ question entailing Reeves’ disciplinary action on three LSP troopers entailing “Vegas side trip.”

We reached out to the troopers’ attorney, Floyd Falcon, for a response to Paul’s statement; however, our phone call wasn’t returned prior to publication of this feature.

CLICK HERE for Chief Paul’s presentation in its entirety.

As we’ve committed, we’ll be present to film the Louisiana State Police Commission’s decision entailing the three troopers’ fate, which is to be revealed at its August 9, 2018 meeting.


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