Criminal investigation against former BRPD Chief dropped due to lack of evidence
POSTED: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 12:21pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The criminal investigation against former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White has been dropped, according to White’s attorney.
An injunction hearing began on Wednesday, April 3 in an attempt to halt the criminal theft investigation against White. The investigation was launched after police say White didn't turn in his city-parish cell phone after he was terminated.
Today parish attorneys put a stop to that investigation because they say there is a lack of evidence to support the allegations.
A cell phone that belonged to Kim McCants of Zachary was seized last month in an attempt to prove that White was still using his work phone. Reports indicate that McCant and White kept in constant contact with hundreds of calls and thousands of texts between them. Judge Chip Moore ruled that all of the information gathered from McCant’s phone cannot be released as public record.
When NBC33 News asked White’s attorney Jill Craft if this investigation was an attempt to drag her client’s name through the mud, she replied “absolutely, and they’ve hurt several other people in the process.”