BRPD officer accused of making racist posts online resigns; chief releases statement

BRPD officers accused of making racists posts submits resignation letter amid internal investigation

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge police sergeant accused of making racist posts and other offensive comments on a website has resigned from the police department, officials confirm to WAFB.

Chris Kuhn was placed on administrative leave by the Baton Rouge Police Department pending an internal investigation on Sept. 21.

Sources tell WAFB, Kuhn was elected treasurer of the Baton Rouge Union of Police in August. Sources confirm the officer was dismissed from his position on the board of the union in late September.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, BRPD Chief Murphy Paul released the following statement about Kuhn:

"On Monday, September 21, 2020, the Baton Rouge Police Department received a complaint alleging that BRPD Sergeant Christopher Kuhn used a fictitious account to post racist, sexist, insulting and other offensive and insensitive language on a website. An Internal Affairs investigation was immediately initiated. Investigators made numerous attempts to interview Mr. Kuhn to conclude the investigation. Per the Law Enforcement Bill of Rights, Mr. Kuhn exercised his thirty days to obtain counsel.

On Friday, October 9, 2020, Mr. Kuhn officially terminated his employment with the Baton Rouge Police Department. Mr. Kuhn submitted his letter of resignation prior to being interviewed by investigators. BRPD will complete its investigation in accordance with the guidelines established within the policies of the Baton Rouge Police Department and state law. Our supervisors are also communicating with the District Attorney’s Office regarding its review of cases where Mr. Kuhn was either the arresting officer, investigating officer or a witness.

Today, my office moved forward with notifying the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement of the separation. We are also requesting a revocation review by the Louisiana Peace Officer Standard and Training Council of Mr. Kuhn’s law enforcement certification. In accordance with law, these actions and circumstances will also be entered into the Louisiana Uniform Law Enforcement Statewide Reporting Database."

Chief Paul releases statement on resignation of office accused of making racist comments online

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