The Investigative Unit

  • Civil suit filed against former BRPD officers

    Civil suit filed against former BRPD officers

    Updated: 5:16 PM 1/27/2015

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against three former Baton Rouge Police officers accused of sexually abusing a woman while on duty. Emerson Jackson, Travis Wheeler, and Isaac Bolden were named in the suit. They were indicted by a grand jury in November on charges... (More)
  • Family runs into daughter's killer at restaurant

    Updated: 4:26 PM 1/22/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The grieving family of a two-month-old baby said they were in disbelief when they stared down their daughter's killer at a local restaurant over the weekend. Stanley White managed to roam free for nearly 20 years due to a paperwork mistake. White was convicted in the... (More)
  • Contractor's license revoked again

    Contractor's license revoked again

    Updated: 1:22 PM 1/15/2015

    BATON ROUGE - The state Contractor's Board once again revoked the license of an upscale homebuilder in Baton Rouge accused of doing substandard work and not paying his subcontractors. Jim Fussell was the subject of a WBRZ Investigative Unit report last year when the board revoked his license the... (More)
  • Inquiry into chief, captain dropped due to testimony snafu

    Updated: 7:03 AM 1/15/2015

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Chief of Police Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler will not face disciplinary action from the Civil Service Commission after it decided to dismiss complaints against the men following a problem with testimony recordings. Jones and Kistler faced punishment for allegations that they mismanaged police officers and... (More)
  • Board's letter to chief, captain addresses cover up allegations

    Board's letter to chief, captain addresses cover up allegations

    Updated: 5:35 AM 12/23/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city's municipal civil service board accuse the city's police chief and a department captain of cover ups and playing with the safety of fellow officers and citizens in letters sent to the two men and obtained by the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit . The... (More)
  • BRPD officer resigns over abandoned cruiser

    Updated: 6:27 AM 12/3/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge Police officer resigned from the department this week amid an internal investigation that began two weeks ago. Sources tell the WBRZ Investigative Unit the Baton Rouge Police officer, Alec Pirie, was facing discipline over an incident involving his police unit. The unit was found... (More)
  • Report: Cop asleep at Hooters, tests positive for animal steroid

    Updated: 5:10 AM 11/19/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A report fom an internal investigation shows a cop caught sleeping on the job had three illegal steroids in his system, including one steroid meant for animal use only. Denham Springs Police Sergeant Russell Munsell resigned amid an investigation into his suspected drug abuse. Chief Scott... (More)
  • New Roads mayor defends purchases amid investigation

    Updated: 6:48 PM 11/18/2014

    NEW ROADS - New Roads Mayor Robert Myer ended his silence Tuesday about purchases he made on the city's credit card. Myer admitted some purchases were for personal use, but claimed the city was reimbursed for every last penny. The mayor showed the Investigative Unit personal checks Tuesday which... (More)
  • Cop quits after News 2 investigation into drug issues

    Updated: 5:07 AM 11/18/2014

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A sergeant has resigned after the News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered reports he was high on illegal prescription drugs while on the job. Sergeant Russell Munsell is no longer with the Denham Springs Police Department, according to Chief Scott Jones. The Denham Springs Civil Service... (More)
  • Getting away with murder

    Updated: 5:06 PM 11/17/2014

    Mystery still surrounds the murder in a local small town years ago. Three seemingly innocent people were brutally murdered, and family members are wondering why: "It's just mind boggling that the police haven't been able to solve a murder".

    WBRZ's Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto searches for the truth. Thursday on WBRZ News 2 at Ten.