UPDATE: 10/20, 10:21 a.m.: Lafayette Consolidated Government issued the following statement on Tuesday night’s allegations of sexual harassment by Interim Police Chief Wayne Griffin.
There has been no one who has come forward and accused the interim chief of harassing them. At this point its rumor and not we’re not going to speculate on [NAACP President Marja Broussard’s] speculations. We have a process in place. If employees feel they are being harassed or threaten in any way, there are channels to support them and get relief. We encourage them to use those channels.Jamie Angelle, Lafayette Consolidated Government Chief Communications Officer
ORIGINAL STORY: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) The outcry over the firing of former Lafayette Police Chief Thomas Glover reached new heights during Tuesday’s Lafayette City and Parish Council meeting.
During public comments, while standing before the city’s top leaders, NAACP leader Marja Broussard delivered a pointed message to Mayor President Josh Guillory.
“Mayor Guillory, your actions of firing Chief Glover are really the last straw.”
She further accused the mayor of having barriers regarding race relations in the workplace.
“You cannot work with a strong black man, “she said. “I’m saddened when our law enforcement agency has been treated like a circus.”
As Broussard pushed for more information on Glover’s termination, she questioned Guillory on Glover’s replacement.
“You take an honorable man like Chief Glover and no disrespect Wayne Griffin, to replace him with Wayne Griffin who supposedly may have a good work record, but you know he is about to be brought up on some allegations of sexual harassment.”
Guillory did not comment on the statements.
KLFY reached out to Interim Chief Wayne Griffin for his response to the allegations.
His response: “Let’s just let the process play out,” he said.