A female deputy at the West Baton Rouge Work Release Facility quit shortly after an investigation began into allegations she was having an inappropriate relationship with a male inmate, according to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
Former WBRSO deputy Brogan Benoit began working at the correctional facility in January of this year, Major Zack Simmers said. When the WBRSO launched an internal investigation on Thursday, June 27, Benoit quit.
The inmate used a cell phone at the business where he was employed, according to a report by Chris Nakamoto with WBRZ-TV.
At this time, investigators do not believe the nature of the relationship was physical.
The internal investigation is ongoing. The conclusion of that investigation will determine if any criminal charges are warranted, Simmers said.