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UPDATE: Attorney confirms former LPD interim chief Wayne Griffin fired

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Posted at 11:33 AM, Jan 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-25 16:56:37-05

UPDATE: We've confirmed that former Lafayette Police Department Interim Chief Wayne Griffin has been terminated.

Griffin's attorney, Allyson Prejean did not make any comment, but confirmed that Griffin had been terminated.

Hours later, LCG officials confirmed this as well, stating that "Wayne Griffin is no longer employed by LPD or LCG."

Griffin was a sergeant who had been named interim police chief and then placed on administrative leave following sexual harassment allegations.

This past weekend, The Current reported that he had been fired.

Griffin declined to discuss the details of his termination with The Current and said he would meet with his attorney, Allyson Prejean, to release a statement by Tuesday.

Griffin was named Interim Chief of the Lafayette Police Department on October 7, 2021, by Mayor-President Josh Guillory following the firing of Chief Thomas Glover.

Two weeks later, on October 21, Griffin was placed on administrative leave after LCG launched an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment at the department.

Following the conclusion of an independent investigation into the allegations, Griffin was returned to the rank of Sergeant but remained on administrative leave.

Major Monte Potier was made interim chief of the Lafayette Police Department until a permanent Chief of Police is appointed.

A national search is underway to fill the position.

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