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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
A sour relationship between two
community leaders was on display Monday at the Baton Rouge Council chambers.
"I have not disrespected you in
one way or another," said Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden.
"No sir, neither have I," replied
"OK, so I just wanted to ask you
to do the same," said Holden.
"Yes sir," said White.
White addressed allegations made
against him by Mayor Holden's office one by one.
"I have been to I.A., have been to
it many times. That is my job and I make no apologies for doing my job," said
In the end however, Mayor Holden
upheld his previous decision to fire White leaving the situation far from
"I am absolutely persuaded and
convinced that the recommendation of my chief administrative officer regarding
his firing should be followed," said Holden.
Following the termination
hearing, the venue included dramatic input from various members of the community
in a town hall setting that quickly became an overwhelming show of support for
"He has helped me believe and
trust in those who serve and protect again," said a local pastor.
"I was raised with Kip Holden. He
lives in my community and I was raised with him and I voted for him. And I love
Chief White because he's protecting my husband, protecting my son and he's
making that police department a better police department," said a Scotlandville
That responsibility will now fall
on someone else's shoulders for the foreseeable future.
"He's cleaning up the riff raff
and they don't like it. Like you said change, they don't like change they want
the status quo," said a resident of Tigerland.