BELLE CHASSE, La. (WVLA) — The FBI has been called in to investigate the discovery of a noose and racist graffiti found along the Mississippi River in Belle Chasse.
According to police, they received a report on Monday, April 28, about a noose hanging from a willow tree on the river.
Police also found two K’s spray painted on the tree and the words “white power” on a nearby cement levee.
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Lonnie Greco said, “This type of offensive behavior is disheartening, unacceptable, and has no place in society. The individual(s) found to be responsible will be held accountable.”
The FBI’s Civil Rights Squad of New Orleans was called in to assist with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this incident should contact the PPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau at 504-392-1652 or the FBI New Orleans Field Office at 504-816-3000.