BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A federal judge has ordered that the warehouse at the center of Baton Rouge police misconduct allegations is to remain untouched.
In an Oct. 4 order, U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott D. Johnson explained that the plaintiffs say that Baton Rouge Police Department officials are refusing to preserve evidence, including the “torture warehouse.”
He said all defendants haven’t made court appearances yet but preemptively ordered that defendants not “destroy, conceal or alter any paper or electronic files.”
This filing is related to the lawsuit against Troy Lawrence Jr., a former officer accused of beating a 21-year-old man in January. Lawrence resigned from the police department on Aug. 29.
Four Baton Rouge police officers have been arrested in connection to allegations of misconduct at the Brave Cave, including Lawrence’s father. The FBI is also conducting an investigation.