Days after LSP Lt. Col. Cammon attempts to assure the public LSP is addressing recruiting concerns, WBRZ’s Chris Nakamoto reveals Kaleb Reeves’ placement in a prized detective position for a second time despite killing two people only 2 1/2 years ago.

WBRZ (Channel 2 in Baton Rouge) anchors prepare to introduce, on the 6 p.m. newscast of Tuesday, March 14, 2023, Investigative Reporter Chris Nakamoto to air his feature on Kaleb Reeves, son of former LSP Col. Kevin Reeves, being awarded a cushy detective position for the second time.

When we published this feature yesterday, our timing was not accidental.  The feature focused on an agenda item on the Louisiana State Police Commission (LSPC)’s March 9, 2013 agenda entailing a significant pay raise initiative for LSP troopers being advanced by LSPC Member Jared Riecke.

We invite anyone to go back to that feature and view the comments Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns made entailing the initiative, but the jest of his commentary centered around the fact that LSP’s core recruitment problems are far deeper than mere monetary considerations.  Instead, Burns contended that those problems extend to a lack of regard for criminal acts when making promotions, permitting cadet cheating scandals to go completely unaddressed, massive cover-ups, and nepotism and favoritism.

LSP Lt. Col. Chavez Cammon went out of his way to assure Burns, in what he characterized as, “from my heart to yours” that LSP is working “tirelessly” to overcome the matters Burns addressed.  Let’s take just 30 seconds to see Cammon’s statements to Burns:

March 9, 2023 LSPC Meeting wherein LSP Lt. Col. Chavez Cammon directly attempts to assure Burns (i.e. the public at large) that LSP is “working tirelessly” to overcome the problems Burns had addressed prior to Cammon’s statements.

Though it’s not possible to see Burns’ reaction back to Cammon, we’ll let our subscribers know that Burns was smiling back at Cammon.  Thus, Cammon may have wondered if Burns knew of anything that may directly contradict what Cammon stated that would be made known to the public in coming days.

If Cammon did wonder that, he would have been totally correct!

Our long-term subscribers may recall our  January 9, 2019 feature about troopers very upset at then-Col. Kevin Reeves’ son, Kaleb, being awarded a lucrative detective position.  We stressed that troopers told us that it was “unheard of” for someone with no more experience than Reeves (only about two years) to be awarded such a position.  We also openly displayed the six (6) levels of approval for the younger Reeves to obtain the position and the promotions the older Reeves awarded to those approving the awarding of the position to his son.

On October 29, 2020, we also reported that Kevin Reeves granted many of those same six (6) individuals with lucrative pay raises only about four (4) months before leaving office in disgrace.  Those raises were granted despite the fact that the rank-and-file troopers received no raise (but didn’t hesitate to tell us how upset they were about Reeves and his cronies getting those raises).  In hindsight, those raises were almost assuredly big “thank you’s” for the, up until the time of the raises, successful efforts to cover up the Ronald Greene arrest.

At any rate, we received an email about a week ago providing details of Kaleb Reeves being transferred to a detective position.  We figured that it had to be in reference to the January 9, 2019 feature above.  We were quickly informed, however, that Reeves was being transferred for a second time!  He’d vacated the position, from what sources told us, out of concern that he may have been initially involved in the Greene investigation and, being the son of the then-Colonel, that wouldn’t fly.

We knew that there was one reporter who could give that development the powerful coverage it deserved, and, by now, everybody probably knows that would be Chris Nakamoto of WBRZ Channel 2 in Baton Rouge.  Accordingly, we provided the information to him, and he took it from there!  The result?  This out-of-the-park home run by Nakamoto which speaks for itself!  Let’s take a look:

6 p.m. newscast of WBRZ (Channel 2 in Baton Rouge) Investigative Reporter Chris Nakamoto entailing a coveted detective position being once again awarded to Kaleb Reeves notwithstanding his at-fault crash killing two people (one only 11 years old) only about 2 1/2 years ago.

One need only watch and listen to the quotes by LSU Law Professor (and governmental watchdog) Ken Levy to openly question if Cammon’s words in the above video ring hollow!

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4 thoughts on “Days after LSP Lt. Col. Cammon attempts to assure the public LSP is addressing recruiting concerns, WBRZ’s Chris Nakamoto reveals Kaleb Reeves’ placement in a prized detective position for a second time despite killing two people only 2 1/2 years ago.”

  1. Nothing has or will change at that place. Until Civil Service takes that place over and promotions and transfers are given by straight seniority, the place will only get worse. If this would happen , no officer or supervisor is beholden to the criminal cartel running that place.

    The los zetas and Mongols could learn a thing or two by the way the Louisiana State Police Gang is ran. It’s pretty sad because I’m sure the handful of good officers or cops there are against these types of things going on but are helpless. However, until they speak up, they are only condoning the gang like behaviors.

  2. Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out what kind of civil settlement was made in the deaths of the two passengers? Don’t know why Hillar Moore doesn’t bring this case to a grand jury in East Baton Rouge. He has the authority to do so.

    1. They were quick to fire and I indict the city cop who killed the kids in the pursuit. I guess Moore only cares when cops kill white children and allows promotions and furtherance’s of troopers who kill African American children. What a stark difference in selective prosecution.

      1. Moore didn’t indict that officer, the 18th JDC did. Since Moore is the DA in the capital city, I believe the constitution gives him the authority to call for a grand jury for issues that happen anywhere in the state.

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