ROI – Release of Confidential Materials in a NOPD PIB Investigation

December 6, 2023

The OIG investigated the released confidential materials in the NOPD Officer Jeffrey Vappie case conducted by the NOPD PIB. The purpose of this review was to determine if the Police Officer Bill of Rights, La. R.S. 40:2532, was violated in this case. The law states: that “[n]o person, agency, or department shall release to the news media, press or any other public information agency, a law enforcement officer’s home address, photograph, or any information that may be deemed otherwise confidential, without the express consent of the law enforcement officer, with respect to an investigation of the law enforcement officer.” The OIG is authorized to comment on rules, regulations, policies, and transactions for the purpose of preventing fraud, waste, and abuse in order to promote effective and efficient government.
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