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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
A disciplined officer is back on the job, and a veteran officer is under investigation for allegedly violating a Civil Service law.
Officer Janavian Chocklin, a five-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department, is back to work. It comes after he was placed on a paid administrative leave while Internal Affairs investigated a sexual harassment complaint against the officer.
Back in June, the I-team tried questioning Chocklin about his two Pit Bulls.
"Do you live here?" asked Chawla
"No," said Chocklin.
"Looking for the officer who owns two Pit Bulls," said Chawla.
"I don't know who that is," said Chocklin.
After that report, Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White placed Chocklin on a paid administrative leave saying he failed to follow department policy about a summons he was issued in regards to his dogs. During his leave, a sexual harassment allegation surfaced. The victim's skirt was sent to the State Police Crime Lab. It came back with "inconclusive" results. Plus, Chief White said that victim is no longer cooperating with authorities. It's why Chocklin is back to work more than four weeks later. But instead of his former job, a uniform patrol officer, he's now at the booking desk at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
"It will give him a little maturing by working at the parish prison for a while until his credibility is reinstated or restored somehow," said Chief White.
Then there's a 31-year veteran of the department, Lt. Caroline Odom, under investigation for allegedly contributing $200 back in February to mayoral candidate Mike Walker Sr.
"Stay out of politics," said Chief White. "Being a classified employee in civil service, that is strictly prohibited."
The Civil Service law, which every officer swears to uphold when taking the oath, states no employee can directly or indirectly contribute to a candidate or party. Any violations require the chief to terminate the officer.
Because it involves Walker, and he's running against the man who appoints the police chief, White is asking an outside agency to investigate.
"I've written a letter to the Inspector General's office and asked them to come in and handle the matter," said Chief White.
The I-team called the Inspector General, who tells us he will review any matter that comes across his desk, especially one from the police chief.