NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A public official has resigned from a powerful state board, following a FOX 8 investigation earlier this week.
Calvin Braxton resigned from the Louisiana State Police Commission Friday afternoon, just four days after our initial report.
Our investigation found Braxton threatened a state trooper who arrested his daughter for a DWI in 2015 and had the executive director of the commission fix traffic tickets.
The governor released a statement Friday afternoon:
Braxton released his own statement Friday, writing, "After unfounded allegations regarding my service and with deep consideration for family, I am resigning from this volunteer position effective today. As a family man, my first priority is to my family and I do not wish for them to have to deal with continuous attacks by the media and others."
Braxton never directly disputed the claims we found in an official State Police account: allegations that Braxton made threatening statements to the trooper who arrested Braxton's daughter.