Updated: 6:15 PM 10/27/2014BATON ROUGE - City-parish officials made several policy changes as a result of a WBRZ investigation which discovered the executive director of the Alcohol Beverage Control Office was working a second day job. The WBRZ Investigative Unit found that Chris Cranford, who has an administrative job with ABC, routinely... (More)
Updated: 11:15 PM 10/21/2014BATON ROUGE - A long time captain with the Baton Rouge Fire Department will be suspended unpaid for 10 days at the end of the month for calling another Captain, who was African American, the "N-word". Word of the suspension came after the WBRZ Investigative Unit began asking questions... (More)
Updated: 6:46 PM 10/7/2014BATON ROUGE - Nearly a year after a WBRZ Investigative Unit report on blighted city-parish firehouses, a plan is finally in place for one of them. The historic firehouse on Laurel Street could soon turn into the offices for the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance . The property was... (More)
Updated: 5:29 PM 10/7/2014BATON ROUGE - The police officer who drove a department cruiser into the LSU Lakes resigned Tuesday, according to Baton Rouge Police. A department spokesperson confirmed the resignation of Byron Boudreaux to News 2. Boudreaux was on leave during an investigation into his actions on Sept. 11, when... (More)
Updated: 6:46 PM 10/2/2014LIVINGSTON - The longtime mayor and police chief of Springfield went to court Thursday facing felony charges for allegedly covering up a DWI arrest. The pair is accused of reducing charges of an April 2011 DWI to reckless operation. Both were arrested three years ago and face charges of... (More)
Updated: 9:44 PM 9/29/2014BATON ROUGE- Less than a week after the Baton Rouge Police Department admitted Chief Carl Dabadie allowed a disgraced cop to switch his resignation letter into a retirement letter, department spokespersons crawfished on who was ultimately responsible for the decision. Last week, BRPD Media Relations told News 2 that... (More)
Updated: 7:09 PM 9/25/2014BATON ROUGE- Tonight a Metro Council Member is questioning what she calls a favor to a disgraced cop accused of sending racist text messages. Elsbury resigned less than 24 hours after WBRZ broke the story about those text messages. However, new documents reveal he was allowed to come in,... (More)
Updated: 6:48 PM 9/24/2014PORT ALLEN - An investigation is underway by the state attorney general over allegations money went missing after a fundraiser in West Baton Rouge Parish. It centers around West Baton Rouge Parish Deputy Donna LeBlanc. Her daughter Carli Jo was in a bad car wreck in July, and the... (More)
Updated: 7:04 PM 9/19/2014ST. FRANCISVILLE- District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla lifted his silence Friday over a juvenile rape case his office prosecuted. Tonight, he admits his office may have made a mistake. It all centers around court paperwork that identifies one victim as 12 years old. However, the conviction paperwork indicates she was... (More)
Updated: 10:29 PM 9/18/2014BATON ROUGE- A public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on the performance history of former Baton Rouge Police officer Michael Elsbury shows he had been the focus of Internal Affairs inquiries seven times since 2002. Elsbury left the force on September 4th, a day after WBRZ... (More)
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