THE INVESTIGATORS: Two new investigations involving LSU greek organizations pending while unrelated hazing probes open against other fraternity
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - While one fraternity is tied up in a hazing investigation at LSU, the 9News Investigators have learned of two more investigations involving Greek organizations at LSU.
According to the LSU Police Department Crime Log, at least one of them is hazing-related. The other is just a criminal investigation of some kind and both of the cases are listed as pending at this time.
One of the investigations involved Kappa Sigma. An investigation of some kind is underway with that group according to police department records. It was reported to LSUPD on Thursday, October 15, 2020, and stems from some kind of incident that records show happened around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The information listed in the agency’s crime log does not go into detail about exactly what may have happened.
A separate criminal hazing investigation was launched on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, against the organization listed at 3920 Lakeshore Drive.. It’s also unclear what happened in this case but the school is looking into hazing allegations against the group at that address for some kind of incident that allegedly happened earlier this month on Saturday, October 3, 2020.
Both of the newest investigations are ongoing at the same time two other separate hazing investigations are underway against Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. The most recent allegations came earlier this week when a student was rushed to the hospital, reportedly after a night of heavy drinking. WAFB’s Scottie Hunter asked school leaders if that prior investigation will play into this latest case against Phi Kappa Psi.
“Certainly, it’s something we have to take into consideration but each incident that may be reported to us is investigated completely independently,” said Jim Sabourin, Vice-President of communications with the university.
The 9News Investigators have requested more information from the LSUPD on exactly what happened in these cases but that information has not been made available at this time.
As for the investigation into Phi Kappa Psi, it’s still too early to tell if any criminal charges will come out of the case but police and prosecutors are set to review the case as early as tomorrow.
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