Additional Provisions

§2532.  Release of personal information

No 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 written consent of the law enforcement officer, with respect to an investigation of the law enforcement officer.

Acts 1985, No. 425, §1.

§2533.  Personnel files

A.  No law enforcement officer shall have any comment adverse to his interest entered in his personnel file, or any other file used for any personnel purposes by his employer, without the law enforcement officer’s having first read and signed the instrument containing the adverse comment indicating he is aware of such comment, except that such entry may be made if, after reading such instrument, the law enforcement officer refuses to sign it.  Should a law enforcement officer refuse to sign, that fact shall be noted on that document and signed or initialled by such officer.

B.  A law enforcement officer shall have thirty days within which to file a written response to any adverse comment entered in his personnel file.  Such written response shall be attached to and shall accompany the adverse comment.

C.(1)  A law enforcement officer, upon written request, shall have any record of a formal complaint made against the officer for any violation of a municipal or parish ordinance or state criminal statute listed in Paragraph (2) of this Subsection involving domestic violence expunged from his personnel file, if the complaint was made anonymously to the police department and the charges are not substantiated within twelve months of the lodging of the complaint.

(2)(a)  Any violation of a municipal or parish ordinance or state statute defining criminal battery and assault.

(b)  Any violation of other municipal or parish ordinances or state statutes including criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, or disturbing the peace if the incident occurred at either the home of the victim or the officer or the violation was the result of an obvious domestic dispute.

Acts 1985, No. 425, §1; Acts 1995, No. 232, §1; Acts 1995, No. 915, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1251, §2; Acts 2005, No. 452, §1.

§2534.  Disclosure of finances

No law enforcement officer shall be required to disclose, for the purpose of promotion or assignment, any item of his property, income, assets, debts or expenditures or those of any member of such officer’s household.

Acts 1985, No. 425, §1.

§2535.  Retaliation for exercising rights

There shall be no penalty nor threat of any penalty for the exercise by a law enforcement officer of his rights under this Chapter.

Acts 1985, No. 425, §1.

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