BRPD Honoring First Black Officers Hired

The Baton Rouge Police Department is honoring the first black officers hired to work in its department.

An event was held at the BRPD headquarters today, as June 8th marks the 55th anniversary of when those officers were hired in 1963.

Police Chief Murphy Paul and his staff invited retirees who worked with these officers to attend the event and speak about how the city has grown in the last 55 years.

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