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Breaux Bridge officer resigns over social media post

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Posted at 8:41 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 09:41:12-04

A Breaux Bridge Police officer under investigation for allegedly making an offensive social media post has resigned.

Breaux Bridge Assistant Chief Terry Latiolais says that the officer was under investigation after reports of the post, which concerned the nationwide protests, were made to the department on May 30.

"We strongly disagree with and condemn what was said in that post," Latiolais said at the time of the investigation. "There will be disciplinary action."

The officer was placed on administrative leave while the investigation was ongoing.

The post, which has since been removed, was posted to the Facebook wall of a man who identified himself as a lieutenant in the Breaux Bridge Police Department.

It stated "you don't see them burning the unemployment office or the food stamp office."

The department confirmed that the post was made by an Breaux Bridge Police officer and that an investigation was underway.

On Sunday, May 31, the officer shared another post to his page. It stated "So regarding the last post I posted, yes I should not have put that and I deleted it immediately. Everyone knows I'm not racists. I treat everyone equally. For that I deeply apologize."

The officer, who was not named, resigned from his position on Wednesday, July 8, Latiolais said.

To see screen shots of the posts and read more on the investigation: Breaux Bridge Police "strongly condemn" social media post

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