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BRPD sergeant on leave after posts in online forum

Posted at 7:47 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 20:47:40-04

A Sergeant with the Baton Rouge Police Department has been placed on administrative leave and dismissed from the police union after allegedly posting racist messages on an online blog.

WBRZ reports that Chris Kuhn is assigned to the police department's fourth district, which is comprised primarily of minorities, posted the messages to Tigerdroppings.
The police union said it was concerned about posts Kuhn made that allegedly targeted Blacks, Asians, and those of the Jewish faith. A phone number tied to the Kuhn's screen name led investigators back to him, according to WBRZ.

WBRZ's investigative unit traced posts made by Kuhn under the user name Pesticide, including:

PESTICIDE, re: White people are still raised to be racially illiterate

Posted: 9/16/18

"My old man taught me don't be like them, get off your a** and go to work. So yeah, I was raised in racism. Worked out pretty good so far."

PESTICIDE, re: WYHI: Soon-to-be Supreme North Korea Leader edition

Posted: 4/26/20

"Koreans smell like garlic and I don't mean a light scent either. It's like they bathed in it, brushed their teeth with it then washed their mouth out with garlic. Anyone who's been to Korea can verify that."

Kuhn also made posts about sexually harrassing and assaulting women and called the BRPD administration a three-ring circus.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul released a statement Thursday evening, taking a strong stance:

Read more from WBRZ here.

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