Baton Rouge, La. – August 29, 2023 – In light of serious allegations related to activities at the so-called "Brave Cave," I've directed Chief Paul to suspend all operations at this facility pending a thorough investigation by the BRPD. Until now, I was unaware of this facility's existence. In response, I've requested Chief Paul to evaluate its use, particularly in the context of these recent claims. Furthermore, Officer Troy Lawrence, Jr. has tendered his resignation. The severity of these allegations deeply concerns me, especially given the potential impact on the trust our community places in us — a trust we've worked tirelessly to establish and maintain during my administration.