Archive for April, 2022

No 2 LSP Big gets paid vacation after allegations of destroying evidence

04/08/2022

WBRZ – TV2 Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE – State Police Lt. Colonel Doug Cain, who has been the focus of several recent WBRZ Investigative Unit reports for his role at the agency amid the internal investigation into Ronald Greene’s in-custody death, has been placed on administrative leave.

Colonel Lamar Davis, the State Police superintendent, released a statement late Friday morning saying his second-in-command was on paid leave while the agency investigates the circumstances surrounding the “sanitization” of Cain’s department phone. 

“This morning, I placed Lt. Colonel Doug Cain on paid administrative leave pending the ongoing administrative investigation into the sanitization of his department cellular device. The decision to place him on leave was made in the best interest of the department to eliminate any questions into the integrity of the investigation.  I am confident the investigation will be conducted in a fair and unbiased manner leaving no concerns of its findings.”

The deletion of Cain’s phone records, which was first uncovered by Chris Nakamoto and The WBRZ Investigative Unit earlier this year, has been the subject of scrutiny by state lawmakers.