The director of the Green Oaks Juvenile Detention Center resigns amid controversy

Monroe, La-- - Lamar Anderson, the Director of Green Oaks Juvenile Center, resigned Friday afternoon. 

Anderson stepped down after Ouachita Parish Police Jurors said he broke personnel policies within the past month.

A special meeting was held by the OPPJ Friday to address the issue.

OPPJ President Scotty Robinson said he planned on firing Anderson before he announced his resignation.

"I'm disappointed that it did come to this, but the police jury's main concerns is the health, the welfare, well-being of the juveniles at Green Oaks and the employees," Robinson said. "We need to make sure everybody works in a safe, calm and comfortable environment."

Robinson said Anderson worked at the detention center for 19 years. 

Dorothea Bridges, the director of the center's counseling center, will be the interim director until a permanent replacement comes in.

Monroe police told us there is an ongoing investigation involving Green Oaks, but they wouldn't tell us whether or not it involved Anderson and or the specific charges. 


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