BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana police say a social media post purported to include racial slurs is hoax.
The Louisiana State Police released this statement regarding the alleged social media post:
Last week, Louisiana State Police began receiving numerous messages in reference to a derogatory social media post by an individual representing himself as a relative of current state troopers. While the post did not directly mention Louisiana, other social media users falsely linked the post to Troopers with the Louisiana State Police.
Upon receiving this information, Louisiana State Police immediately notified investigators. Shortly thereafter, investigators determined that the post was made by a subject utilizing an alias user name. The subject making the post does not reside in Louisiana and is not related to anyone employed with the Louisiana State Police.
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