Plaquemines Sheriff investigating deputy's possible ties to hate group

Updated: Aug. 9, 2018 at 4:36 PM CDT
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PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a complaint received via Facebook regarding Deputy Brian Green's involvement or affiliation with a fraternal organization known as the Proud Boys.

A spokesman for the sheriff's office said the complaint was received Aug. 8.

Sheriff Gerald Turlich Jr. said "to determine the factual and credible intentions and values of this organization, we are in contact with our federal partners to obtain reliable law enforcment intelligence that confirms or exonerates this organization as a hate or supermacy group."

All information regarding the matter has been forwarded to the PPSO Internal Affairs Division.

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