3 BRPD officers placed on leave following incident with LSU player

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Published: Nov. 9, 2020 at 12:33 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Three Baton Rouge police officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into an incident shared on social media Sunday, Nov. 8, according to Chief Murphy Paul.

LSU freshman wide receiver Koy Moore posted on social media that he was “violated” by police officers Saturday night. He claims those officers tried to unzip his pants, looking for a weapon he said he did not have.

Head coach Ed Orgeron gave his thoughts via Twitter Sunday night, stating that both the Baton Rouge Police Department and LSU are trying to figure out what happened.

“We appreciate Mr. Moore bringing this incident to our attention,” BRPD Chief Paul said in a statement Monday. “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.”

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released a statement concerning the incident.

My office has been made aware of a situation concerning BRPD and an LSU student. Upon notification, I have been in contact with Chief Paul, who has assured me his department is thoroughly investigating this matter and he has been in touch with the student.

We take these allegations seriously and will await the findings of the investigation. We will get to the bottom of this situation and keep the lines of communication open with the community.

Moore has eight catches for 70 yards so far this season.

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