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BRPD announce internal investigation after LSU player claims violations by officers

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Posted at 1:01 PM, Nov 09, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Baton Rouge Police Department has announced that it has initiated an Internal Affairs investigation and placed three officers on leave after LSU wide receiver Koy Moore claims he was violated by those officers during a Saturday night encounter.

BRPD Chief Murphy Paul released the following statement on the incident:

On Sunday November 8, 2020, Baton Rouge Police Department was made aware of a citizen complaint posted online by LSU football player Koy Moore. Chief Paul made contact with an LSU Official and spoke with Koy concerning the complaint. Chief Paul initiated an Internal Affairs investigation into this matter. The three officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation. Chief Paul states, “We appreciate Mr. Moore bringing this incident to our attention. As in every case, we will be collecting all available evidence and conducting interviews. Accountability and transparency are critical in building trust with the community. I pledge a thorough investigation into this complaint.

LSU tweeted on Monday that it has been made aware of the incident involving Moore and shared a statement from LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron:

The Advocate is reporting that BRPD confirmed that the incident occured Saturday in a parking garage on campus, but aren’t releasing any further details.

The newspaperalso reported that LSU wide receiver Koy Moore tweeted a photo of two white BRPD officers and police cruisers that appear to be inside a parking garage.

I was violated numerous times even … trying to unzip my pants in search of a weapon that I repeatedly told them I did not have," Moore wrote. "If I didn't tell those incompetent officers I was an LSU football player, there's no telling if I would've been here to tell the story!

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