BRPD officer on leave, accused of leaking confidential information

A Baton Rouge Police officer has been on administrative leave for nearly three weeks while the police department conducts an internal affairs investigation.

Officer Richmond Barrow Jr. was placed on paid administrative leave on June 7, 2022 by BRPD, according to a police department spokesperson. The reason for the administrative leave is “an administrative investigation,” according to BRPD.

Multiple sources confirm to Unfiltered with Kiran that Officer Barrow is accused of leaking confidential police information to suspects in drug investigations.

Barrow also worked part-time on a division called “Street Crimes.” It’s a special unit that assisted with targeting drug dealers. Being on that unit part-time gave Barrow access to very confidential information, such as when officers would make certain drug busts.

An example provided was a drug bust in Baton Rouge. Sources said when officers arrived at the home, it’s as if the suspect already knew and was standing outside waiting on officers.

Sources said detectives did get a search warrant for Barrow’s cell phone. Since then, his cell phone has been returned to him. Sources said Barrow was allegedly texting a drug dealer requesting thousands of dollars in exchange for confidential intel from police.

Sources added Barrow’s home was involved in a shooting. It happened on Cadillac St. and someone in his yard was shot.

Unfiltered with Kiran did reach out to Officer Barrow for comment on the story. As of this report, Officer Barrow has not returned the call.

BRPD did issue a release late Tuesday evening:

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