Security changes made after intruder’s nap at Louisiana Governor’s Mansion

Security changes made after intruder’s nap at Louisiana Governor’s Mansion

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Louisiana State Police (LSP) spokesperson said, “procedural and physical security” changes have been made at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge.

The changes follow an intrusion at the mansion in April of 2019. Reynard Green was allegedly found sleeping on a couch inside just before 6 a.m. and had broken an antique table, officials said.

As LSP faced questions about the alleged break-in, Governor John Bel Edwards sought to stifle concerns by saying, “at no time were [members of his family] anything other than safe.”

LSP has not disclosed whether the governor or members of his family were inside the mansion at the time of the intrusion.

The grounds are patrolled by LSP troopers and Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers 24 hours a day, year-round. However, the agency has cited security concerns when declining to explain how Green was able to make it inside of the mansion or how long he was inside before being discovered.

Agency officials have dodged questions about disciplining any troopers. The agency has also been unable to produce records showing any trooper was disciplined as a result of the intrusion.

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