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City of Broussard Issues Statement on Investigation Involving Alleged Sexual Harassment By Chief Brannon Decou

The city of Broussard has released a statement regarding allegations of sexual harassment against police Chief Brannon Decou.

Posted: Apr 19, 2021 8:51 AM
Updated: Apr 19, 2021 9:26 AM

(KADN) – The city of Broussard has released a statement regarding allegations of sexual harassment against police Chief Brannon Decou.

In a statement from the City of Broussard, no formal complaint against Chief Decou has been filed but upon receiving an envelope of text messages between the Chief and former deputy an investigation was opened after Human Resources was notified.

"While it is ongoing, this investigation will be thorough, honest, comprehensive, and confidential until it is concluded." According to the City of Broussard, Human Resources tried to reach out to the former deputy but cancelled the scheduled meeting last week.

The Mayor of Broussard says he vows to be transparent with the citizens of Broussard although he doesn't have oversight over the chief's position or department.

You can read the full statement:

“No formal complaint against Chief Decou has been filed, however, immediately upon receiving an envelope of text messages between the Chief and a former deputy, the mayor contacted the city’s Human Resources attorneys, and an investigation was opened. While it is ongoing, this investigation will be thorough, honest, comprehensive, and confidential until it is concluded.

The city’s Human Resources attorneys did try to reach out to the former deputy, but he cancelled the scheduled meeting last week. They have asked to meet with him this week to be able to conclude this investigation as quickly as possible.

The Broussard Chief of Police is an elected position, therefore the Mayor does not have oversight over the position or the department, except concerning matters of the budget.

The mayor will be transparent with the citizens of Broussard regarding this situation, as the safety and security of residents and businesses remain his top priority.”

 

 

 

 

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