BR Police Chief to retire

Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff is planning to retire

POSTED: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 2:48pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 5:08pm

BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA) -- Until today only rumor substantiated the claim that Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff is planning to retire. However, a letter from the office of Mayor Kipp Holden has been made public and it provides an official date.

Written on October 18, 2010, the document is addressed to Bryan Taylor of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board. It states LeDuff’s retirement will be effective as of December 31, 2010.

Although this is the first official document to substantiate the rumors, officials from the Baton Rouge Police Department have declined to comment on the matter.

“I think he has made mention about his retirement. It's no secret,” Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, Baton Rouge Police Department, said to NBC33 News, “I'm not at liberty to talk about that. He will make his plans known at a later date.”

Mayor Holden was also reluctant to comment on the matter. NBC33 News caught up with the mayor, but he too declined to comment.

“Y’all have to give me a chance to being to work through these processes,” Mayor Holden said. “The civil service system under the Louisiana municipal police and fire is very complicated, so until I’ve walked through that, I’m not making any comment.”

Tune in to NBC33 News at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. for more on this story.

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