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Chief Murphy Paul, BRPD (2021)




Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-02-17

Duration: 00:26:52

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Baton Rouge Police Department | Paul, Murphy | Law Enforcement | Crime


  • Paul, Murphy Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Murphy Paul before a virtual meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on February 17, 2021. Paul is the chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD). He discusses: BRPD’s strategies for reducing crime before 2020; the challenges of policing during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic; the increase in crime during the pandemic; BRPD’s efforts to build trust and legitimacy in the community in the wake of George Floyd’s death; and BRPD’s current strategies for reducing crime.