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Grand Chute PD investigate officer for social media posts

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 17:34:11-04

GRAND CHUTE (NBC 26) -- An investigation is underway into a Grand Chute Police officer accused of making offensive social media posts.

The Grand Chute Police Department release documents Thursday detailing the investigation so far regarding allegations against Officer Bryce La Luzerne.

The Chief of Police said the department was notified back in May through an anonymous tip that Officer La Luzerne had posted offensive content on social media. The Chief said the department immediately began an investigation.

According to documents released by the department, the offensive posts included tweets using racial slurs, some of which were posted when La Luzerne was 16. The documents go on to say that La Luzerne admitted he made the posts and was apologetic. La Luzerne noted that some of his tweets that used the N word were quoting song lyrics that featured the word.

La Luzerne was also questioned about an Instagram post, dated in October 2019, that featured the phrase "The Boogaloo". La Luzerne stated in the investigation documents that he was unaware of the connection of the phrase to white supremacy views. La Luzerne said he used the phrase in reference to protecting gun rights, the investigation document says.

The investigation also included looking back at La Luzerne's hiring process and interviews of character witnesses. The investigation also looked at La Luzerne's history on the force, reviewing his conduct as an officer, incidents involving a use of force, citizen complaints, citation and arrest history, and La Luzerne's department internet search history. The investigation documents said the review didn't uncover evidence of La Luzerne holding biased or prejudiced views that impacted his work.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

The full review can be found here:

The Police Chief released a statement on the investigation: