Crimestoppers With Chief Murphy Paul 5-14-20

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Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul joined the show for our Crimestoppers segment to talk about the beginning of phase 1 of re-opening and what it means for his department.  Chief Paul says that there will be more traffic on the road now that more people will head back to work, which gives his officers more to watch out for.  He also talks about businesses that will be allowed to open at 25% capacity and how important communication between BRPD and those businesses are, but he explains that most businesses have followed the rules so far.  Then, Chief Paul discusses the adminstrative positions at BRPD that will return to work and he breaks down the decrease in 911 calls that they have received during the stay-at-home order.  Though there’s been a decrease in calls, domestic violence incidents have seen a spike, Chief Paul explains why.  Finally, the Chief previews the memorial ceremony that will take place this weekend, which honors law enforcement officers such as Lt. Glenn Hutto who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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