A Baton Rouge police officer resigned Monday amid an internal investigation into why his police car recently was found neglected and damaged outside his Livingston Parish home, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

Officer Alec Pirie, 29, resigned after internal investigators discovered he violated numerous department policies and procedures involving the neglected car, said Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman.

In response to a citizen’s complaint within the past few weeks, police responded to Pirie’s Denham Springs home and found his police car damaged, McKneely said, which sparked the investigation.

Details of the damage weren’t available Tuesday, although some of the damage involved the unit’s windows, McKneely said.

When police began the investigation, Pirie, who had been with the department for nearly four years, was placed on paid administrative leave, McKneely said.

The department wouldn’t say whether anything of interest was found inside the car.

However, no police equipment was stolen. Pirie turned in all of his equipment, including guns, when he resigned, McKneely said.

The department is considering seeking restitution from Pirie for the damage to the vehicle, McKneely said.

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