Governor accepts Braxton’s resignation

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Gov. Edwards Statement on the Resignation of Calvin Braxton

Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the resignation of Calvin Braxton from the Louisiana State Police Commission:

“Today, I accepted the resignation of Commissioner Braxton from the Louisiana State Police Commission.  I believe he made the right decision. The law regarding the removal of a commission member dictates that, as the governor, I must preside over a public hearing. As such, it was critically important for me to remain impartial and review only the evidence before me. Due process is important. Public officials must hold themselves to the highest ethical standard, and I will accept nothing less as we consider a replacement on the commission.”