Carl Dabadie Baton Rouge Police Chief Resigns after political turmoil of Alton Sterling Shooting

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Carl Dabadie Jr., the former police chief of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced his resignation and eventual retirement today.  Dabadie was the police chief when Alton Sterling was murdered.

In his resignation letter, Dabadie hinted at a strained relationship with Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, who campaigned on promises to replace the Chief.  Broome, as well as others, had been critical of the police department after the Sterling shooting.  Plus the shooting sparked protests which resulted in arrests and injuries to officers.

Dabadie’s retirement will be effective October 2.  He served in the Baton Rouge police department for over 30 years.

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