The Baton Rouge Police Department released body camera footage from last November of an altercation between LSU wide receiver Koy Moore and BRPD officers at a press conference Tuesday, according to The Advocate.
LSU freshman wide receiver Koy Moore alleged in a social media post that he was "violated" by Baton Rouge Police officers on Saturday night, l…
The footage shows officers confronting Moore and a friend, Alabama wide receiver Traeshon Holden, in a parking garage after seeing them “suspiciously hiding behind vehicles as if to avoid detection by police.”
The officers proceeded to demand Moore and his friend “put [their] hands on the car.” When Moore states in the video that he felt scared, one officer told him that he also felt scared for his life because he didn't know what, if any, weapons the two football players had on them.
Moore insisted that he was carrying nothing. One officer pointed his gun at the two and took their phones before either player could document the altercation.
Another clip: pic.twitter.com/kKDkpe6HR3— Lea Skene (@lea_skene) April 6, 2021
Moore later shared on social media that police officers pulled guns on him and that he felt “violated” after the incident occurred on Nov. 8.
Just read this please we need a change!!! pic.twitter.com/EyiK0Rmx1r— Koy Moore 🇲🇦 الحمدلله (@asap_koy) November 8, 2020
Although the BRPD officers involved were originally cleared of wrongdoing, the officers are now “found to have violated BRPD policies” and have received letters of caution. They will also undergo additional training.
Two officers were found to have violated BRPD policies, but they received letters of caution, which is not considered formal discipline. They both violated the conduct unbecoming an officer policy, and one also violated the policy governing report writing.— Lea Skene (@lea_skene) April 6, 2021