An internal investigation within the Baton Rouge Police Department triggered by complaints from out-of-state law enforcement agencies that helped with storm detail has concluded that city officers did not break the law, police say.
But violations of department policies and procedures were found, authorities said Monday.
During a news conference, Police Chief Jeff LeDuff would not say what prompted New Mexico State Police and Michigan State Police to refuse to patrol with his officers after Hurricane Katrina. He said only that "nothing was found to be criminal" and that "everything involved policy and procedure."
In September, the two agencies ordered their troopers to stop working with Baton Rouge police after witnessing them commit acts they considered misconduct.