Video: Chief White addresses what makes officers ‘irritable’

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING.        Newly-appointed Baton Rouge Police Dept. Chief Dewayne White, who has the challenge of reducing crime in Baton Rouge. Photographed Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at police headquarters.    6/21/11    MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING. Newly-appointed Baton Rouge Police Dept. Chief Dewayne White, who has the challenge of reducing crime in Baton Rouge. Photographed Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at police headquarters. 6/21/11 MAGS OUT / INTERNET OUT/ONLINE OUT/NO SALES/TV OUT/FOREIGN OUT/ LOUISIANA BUSINESS INC./GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT/225/10/12/IN REGISTER/LBI CUSTOM PUBLICATIONS OUT/

During 2012, The Advocate is examining violence in our community, its underlying causes and ways to address it.

Some in the Baton Rouge community say they don’t trust the police because they’ve had bad personal experiences with them. The video above is what Police Chief Dewayne White has to say about why his officers may not have customer service as their top priority.

For more info, check out The Advocate’s Community at Risk series at http://theadvocate.com/news/police/1940271-123/a-community-at-risk