Judge rules EBR “erred” on public records request

Judge Trudy White has ruled in favor of veteran BRPD police officer Sgt. John Dauthier, who filed a public records request in 2019 pertaining to certain internal affairs investigations conducted by the current BRPD administration. 

The picture is just one page of the redacted documents. 

Sgt. Dauthier filed a lawsuit in 2020 asking a judge to examine whether city/parish violated the public records law when they turned over records. 

May 14, 2021, Judge White ordered the city/parish “erred” when it handed over the documents. She also ordered the city/parish “properly issue the redacted public records” and pay Sgt. Dauthier’s attorney fees.

The documents may contain proof that BRPD’s administration is allegedly being selective in which officers they do and don’t investigate.

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