Louisiana State Police Commissioner Exits Amid Corruption Claims

BATON ROUGE (KPEL News) – Former New Orleans Police Captain Sabrina Richardson, who is currently facing a corruption investigation in New Orleans, has resigned from the Louisiana State Police Commission, which oversees disciplinary actions for state police.

Richardson offered Gov. John Bel Edwards her resignation Thursday, according to the governor’s office. The governor is the person who appoints the members of the state police commission.

Louisiana State Police car

Photo courtesy of LSP

She was a captain in the NOPD and was in charge of the department’s Third District until she was relieved of that command last month. She formerly ran the department’s Public Integrity Bureau, which investigates allegations of wrongdoing.

At times she also acted as spokeswoman for the agency. However, Richardson became embroiled in a department investigation earlier this year trying to probe into payroll issues. She is said to have abused the undeclared work system while working on a regular detail shift for Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Her suspension from the NOPD, according to NOLA.com, was “by far the longest for multiple officers received following an investigation of about 30 officers suspected of violating department policy regarding paid details.” Most were found to have exceeded daily or weekly work limits set forth in a federal consensus decree.”

This is the latest in a long-running drama for both NOPD and LSP.

Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images

Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images

In New Orleans, officers are leaving the job in droves with no sign of anyone applying for a spot on the force. Growing dissatisfaction with crime and a lack of enforcement by other parts of the city government have demoralized police there.

And the Louisiana state police have been in the spotlight in recent months, from the investigation into Ronald Greene to the state police chief who was arrested at 90 miles per hour on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.

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