WALKER, LA (WAFB) - A sergeant with the Walker Police Department has resigned after reportedly hanging a noose in the department's squad room.
According to Chief David Addison, the officer turned in his resignation on Wednesday, March 22.
The officer involved was initially suspended for three days following the incident. Captain John Sharp declined to release the sergeant's name, but confirmed the 12-year veteran was seen on video footage hanging the noose made from twine over a desk that's used by officers and suspects.
The incident happened several weeks ago, but Chief Addison referred the case to the Attorney General's office for further review. The criminal investigation is ongoing.
A Louisiana law prohibits the display of a noose in a public place with the intent to intimidate. Punishment can include a fine up to $5,000 and up to one year in prison.