Earlier this month, Baton Rouge local news station WBRZ learned from an anonymous source about a series of text messages sent by a local police officer were the focus of an internal investigation being conducted by the Baton Rouge Police Department. And while the earliest reports did not disclose the name of the officer in question, it wasn’t long after the story broke that members of the local community, stunned by how incredibly repugnant the texts were, began demanding the officer’s name be made public.
Racist Baton Rouge Police officer Michael Elsbury
Officer Michael Elsbury was a 15-year veteran of the BRPD. During those fifteen long years, he worked in a majority Black district, District 4, and he regularly patrolled the Southern Historically Black College and University. To a female friend, he explained unequivocally how he felt about the Black people he’d sworn an oath to “serve and protect”. Let’s…
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