BRPD promotion dispute over seniority resolved

BRPD promotion dispute over seniority resolved
BRPD Lt. Donald Stone (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The dispute over a high-ranking vacancy on the force has been resolved, according to court documents.

On Wednesday, May 27, a joint motion was filed to dismiss the temporary restraining order that was preventing the Baton Rouge Police Department from moving forward with filling the open position.

The original lawsuit, which was presented to Judge Judge Timothy Kelly, was filed by Lt. Donald Stone, a 29-year veteran of the force.

Stone, represented by prominent Baton Rouge attorney Jill Craft, claimed he should have been promoted to the rank of captain when Captain Kevin Newman retired from the force on March 1.

The newly filed motion notes that the Lieutenant who was promoted was “one rung ahead of Lt. Stone for the promotion to Captain.”

Lt. Stone and all parties involved agreed to dismiss the matter without prejudice.

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