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Press Release

FBI Statement on Baton Rouge Police Department Investigation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Louisiana

The New Orleans FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana have opened a federal investigation into the Baton Rouge Police Department and allegations that members of the department may have abused their authority. Experienced prosecutors and agents are now reviewing the matter for potential federal violations.

FBI New Orleans asks anyone who might have information in this case to contact us at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or online at

As this is an ongoing investigation, we are not currently able to comment further.


Updated September 25, 2023

Civil Rights