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  • Two hurt after shooter opens fire on St. Joseph Street home

    October 1, 2017 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are investigating a reported shooting on St. Joseph Street Sunday. The shooting was reported just before 5 p.m. in the 1100 block of St. Joseph Street. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooter opened fire at the home but no one was struck.... more »
  • EBRSO warning citizens of jury duty phone scam

    September 20, 2017 8:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of phone scams where a caller poses as a Sheriff's Deputy. According to a news release, the victim is told they missed jury duty and can avoid being arrested by paying a fine. The caller then... more »
  • Zachary man arrested for 6th DWI after weekend crash

    September 5, 2017 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was booked on his sixth DWI charge after he allegedly caused a car crash Saturday. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 38-year-old Shannon Bennett was driving in the city Saturday night when he failed to yield as he turned left onto Plank Road.... more »
  • LSP cadets begin intensive training to become state troopers Play Video

    August 20, 2017 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A class of Louisiana State Police cadets moves on to 20 weeks of intense training Sunday, marking a new step in their journey towards becoming state troopers. However, getting to this point wasn’t an easy task according to the cadets and their superiors. “Well, I’m... more »
  • Several shootings reported in Baton Rouge Sunday

    August 20, 2017 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a busy weekend for first responders as crews were called to at least four separate reported shootings Sunday. The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed it responded to four shootings, one of which was fatal. The first shooting occurred early Sunday morning in the... more »
  • Police: Man admits to smoking marijuana while driving, charged with 3rd DWI

    August 19, 2017 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested in Baton Rouge late Friday night after he allegedly went more than 35 miles over the speed limit after smoking marijuana in his car. According to Louisiana State Police, 30-year-old Pernell Lanaute was pulled over on LA 42(Burbank Drive) near Lee Drive... more »
  • Deputy shot on side of road in Mississippi

    July 28, 2017 3:53 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - A bullet-resistant vest protected a Mississippi deputy when someone shot at him. Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson tells The Sun Herald that the deputy was in a vehicle on the side of a road Friday, doing paperwork, when a man got out of a pickup... more »
  • BRPD: Woman charged with attempted murder after stabbing sleeping victim in the head

    July 22, 2017 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a woman Friday after she repeatedly stabbed a sleeping person in the head and neck. According to Baton Rouge Police, the attack happened in the 1300 block of Sharlo Avenue. Police say 20-year-old Chelsea Ellington is accused of stabbing the sleeping victim multiple times... more »
  • Woman burns deputy with cigarette while getting arrested for animal cruelty charges

    July 21, 2017 2:42 PM

    WASHINGTON PARISH – A woman was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and resisting officers on Thursday after deputies found three malnourished dogs in an abandoned house in the area. According to the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to reports of dogs killing a neighbor's chickens... more »
  • EBRSO Sgt. Bruce Simmons to return to work soon following 2016 ambush

    July 18, 2017 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A deputy who was injured last year during an ambush on law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, is returning to work. East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Sergeant Bruce Simmons was shot while responding to reports of a man with a rifle at the B-Quik... more »
  • Community holds balloon release at BRPD in honor of fallen officers Play Video

    July 17, 2017 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge locals held a balloon release outside of BRPD headquarters Monday, one year after the deadly attack which claimed the lives of three law enforcement officers on Airline Highway. The event took place just outside of Baton Rouge Police Headquarters on Airline Highway. Those in... more »
  • Police: Zachary man arrested for 5th DWI following crash in Baton Rouge

    July 11, 2017 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man for his fifth DWI offense after he crashed into a ditch near LA 423 Monday. According to Louisiana State Police, 28-year-old Curtis Loftin of Zachary was arrested following the crash on Brownsfield Drive. Police say Loftin was driving northbound on Brownsfields... more »
  • BRPD: Drunk driver arrested after crash overturns 18-wheeler on S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.

    July 8, 2017 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man after he crashed into an 18-wheeler and caused it to overturn while driving intoxicated Saturday morning. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, 32-year-old Edgar Diaz was driving on I-12 East when he exited onto S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard around 2:45... more »
  • NYC officer shot, killed while sitting in police car

    July 5, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW YORK - An on-duty New York City police officer was killed early Wednesday after a gunman walked up to her patrol vehicle and fired shots through the window, authorities said. Police say 48-year-old Miosotis Familia, a 12-year veteran assigned to the New York City Police Department's 46th Precinct's... more »
  • Assumption Parish deputy dies in weekend crash in Thibodaux

    July 3, 2017 11:44 AM

    THIBODAUX – A 21-year-old Assumption Parish deputy died in a car crash on LA 304 in Thibodaux over the weekend. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash claimed the life of Seth Bourgeois. The crash occurred as Bourgeois was traveling east on LA 304, near... more »
  • BRPD identifies officer who fatally struck pedestrian in police vehicle on Florida Blvd. Play Video

    June 27, 2017 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has announced the identity of the officer who fatally struck a man in a police vehicle on Florida Boulevard. The officer has been identified as Corporal Frederick Thornton, an 8-year veteran, who is currently assigned to the Street Crimes Unit. ... more »
  • LSP: Man does multiple drugs with 2-year-old in vehicle, causes hit-and-run crash

    June 25, 2017 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man after they found several drugs and a young child in his vehicle following a hit-and-run crash Saturday night. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers responded to the scene of a hit and run on Reiger Road around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say... more »
  • Man charged with vehicular homicide after passenger dies in crash on I-10

    June 24, 2017 10:18 PM

    LAFAYETTE - State police say a man was charged with vehicular homicide following a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the death of one of his passengers Saturday. According to Louisiana State Police, troopers responded to the scene on I-10 West in Lafayette around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say 24-year-old... more »
  • EBRSO vehicle involved in crash on Siegen Lane; no injuries

    June 15, 2017 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews are responding to an accident on Siegen Lane near I-10 involving an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office vehicle The wreck happened just after 9:00 p.m. A spokesperson with the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed an EBRSO vehicle was involved in the accident. Sources on... more »
  • Ouachita Parish deputy charged with rape, fired

    May 30, 2017 1:29 PM

    MONROE - A former sheriff's deputy in Louisiana has been charged with third-degree rape. News outlets report 38-year-old Bradley Smith was charged Monday. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Smith was fired as soon as he was arrested. Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glenn Springfield... more »
  • Victim struck in head by ricochet bullet at BR firing range

    May 24, 2017 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was hospitalized after being struck in the head by a ricochet bullet at a firing range Wednesday. The incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. at the Precision Firearms firing range. According to authorities, one person was hurt when a bullet ricocheted and struck the... more »
  • Officer fatally shoots man after he gets inside police car

    May 21, 2017 7:38 PM

    CONVERSE - A police officer in a small western Louisiana town fatally shot a man who managed to get into a police vehicle. Louisiana State Police said in a news release they are investigating the shooting at the request of the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department. The shooting happened in the... more »
  • APSO: Illegal immigrant runs red light, crashes into deputy

    May 16, 2017 10:32 AM

    GONZALES – Deputies in Ascension Parish say an illegal immigrant is in custody after crashing into a deputy Saturday. According to Sheriff Jeff Wiley, the crash happened around 9 p.m. Saturday on Black Bayou Road. Wiley said Jary Romero, 40, traveled through a red light at the intersection on... more »
  • Seven arrested for drug distribution in Assumption Parish

    May 9, 2017 5:33 PM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office has announced the arrest of seven people on drug distribution charges. Sheriff Leland Falcon says deputies began executing several warrants on Friday as a part of "Operation Fresh Start". The sheriff says the operation targeted mid-level dealers distributing a variety of... more »
  • Memorial ride honors fallen Baton Rouge, Dallas officers

    May 7, 2017 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement offices participated in a memorial ride Sunday in honor of officers who were slain in multiple 2016 attacks. The memorial ride, hosted by the Los Angeles Police Department, honored the lives of those killed in the... more »
  • Florida deputy fired for waving weapons, quoting Denzel Washington

    May 5, 2017 8:52 AM

    LEESBURG - A Florida sheriff's deputy is out of a job after officials say he waved his firearm and stun gun while quoting lines from Denzel Washington's character in "Training Day," a movie about a corrupt law enforcement officer. The Orlando Sentinel reports Lake County Deputy Dean Zipes was fired... more »
  • Man in deputies' slaying arrested for parole violations

    May 2, 2017 10:39 PM

    BASTROP - A Louisiana man with ties to the "sovereign citizen" movement, a radical anti-government group, and who was on parole in connection with the 2012 ambush slaying of two St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies, has been jailed in Morehouse Parish for parole violations. The Bastrop Daily Enterprise... more »
  • Authorities: Man accused of selling stolen laptop to deputy

    May 2, 2017 9:09 AM

    PONCHATOULA - A man has been arrested in Louisiana after authorities say he tried to sell a stolen laptop to a uniformed deputy at a gas station. News outlets report Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in news release that 24-year-old Shawn Landry was arrested Sunday at a... more »
  • Senate confirms No. 2 at Justice; will lead Russia probe

    April 25, 2017 8:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has confirmed Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, putting the longtime federal prosecutor in place to oversee a federal investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. elections. The vote was 94-6 on Tuesday. As the Justice Department's No. 2 official, Rosenstein is expected to head the... more »
  • Family: Nick Tullier's wound has 'significantly' reopened

    April 24, 2017 12:15 PM

    HOUSTON – The family of a deputy recovering after being ambushed in July says one of his wounds has "significantly" reopened. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy Nick Tullier was shot three times, once in the head, abdomen and shoulder, in a police ambush on Airline Highway last year. He... more »
  • Report: car crashes into canal after officer involved shooting in Jefferson Parish

    April 4, 2017 4:08 PM

    TERRYTOWN – Deputies say a car crashed into a ditch after fleeing the scene of an officer involved shooting in Jefferson Parish, local media reports. According to WWLTV, the crash happened on Wright and Cedarwood avenues. JPSO said deputies felt threatened by two men in a Honda Accord parked... more »
  • Armed robber leads authorities on car chase, attacks officer

    April 2, 2017 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man for armed robbery after he led authorities on a car chase and attacked an officer Sunday. Deputies arrested 27-year-old Tramaine Wells after he robbed a man of his phone and wallet at gunpoint and led officers on a dangerous chase through Baton... more »
  • Memorial fund established for fallen EBRSO deputy

    March 27, 2017 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A memorial fund has been established in honor of an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot on Mar. 18. Lt. Shawn Anderson was killed outside of a business on O'Neal Lane while he was investigating a reported rape. A struggle ensued between the... more »
  • Community remembers fallen EBRSO Lt. Shawn Anderson Play Video

    March 23, 2017 8:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The funeral for an East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot over the weekend took place Thursday. Lt. Shawn Anderson, 43, was shot and killed Saturday outside of an O’Neal Lane business near I-12. Anderson was responding to the scene in reference to a... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Livingston deputy ignores three court subpoenas, held in contempt Play Video

    March 22, 2017 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 19th Judicial District Court Judge in Baton Rouge held a Livingston Parish Sheriff's Deputy in contempt of court after the deputy missed three court hearings that he received subpoenas for. Deputy Nick Locicero skipped out on a trial and two contempt hearings to determine why he missed... more »
  • Slain EBRSO deputy Sergeant helped many during flood Play Video

    March 21, 2017 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A slain East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy touched many lives behind the scenes during the August flood. Sergeant Shawn Anderson helped a local non-profit organization, Line-2-Line. The organization was started by veteran EMS workers, who saw a need for first responders and their families. Anderson... more »
  • Funeral arrangements; processional route set for slain EBRSO deputy

    March 21, 2017 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Funeral arrangements are set for an East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy who was killed on Saturday. Sergeant Shawn Anderson was killed outside of an O'Neal Lane hair salon while he was investigating a reported rape. He struggled with another man and was shot. Visitation will... more »
  • BR deputy constables buy man bicycle to get to work

    March 17, 2017 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two Baton Rouge deputy constables gave a man a bicycle who had been walking to and from work. Deputies initially stopped the man after he was issued a warrant last week. The man told deputies that he had the money to pay his outstanding warrant but... more »
  • Jury selected for Marksville deputy charged with 6-year-old's death

    March 16, 2017 7:02 PM

    MARKSVILLE – A jury has been selected for the trial of a Marksville deputy who is charged with murder following the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy. Jury selection began Monday morning for Derrick Stafford's trial in Marksville, where he and another city marshal fired at a car after... more »
  • WATCH: Deputy saves jet skiers seconds before cruise ship hits them

    March 13, 2017 9:21 AM

    PORT CANAVERAL - A Port Canaveral harbor pilot and a sheriff's deputy teamed up to rescue two spring breakers on a jet ski as a Carnival Cruise ship moved toward them. A cruise ship passenger captured the rescue on video as Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Taner Primmer pulled the women... more »
  • Video shows more progress in Deputy Nick Tullier's recovery

    March 12, 2017 11:20 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - A new video posted Sunday shows more progress in Deputy Nick Tullier's slow recovery. The video, posted by Tullier's girlfriend, shows the deputy lifting himself up with his forearms without any assistance. Deputy Tullier was shot and injured in an ambush in July on... more »
  • NOPD recruit arrested for domestic abuse

    March 5, 2017 8:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The NOPD has placed a recruit under emergency suspension after he was arrested for domestic abuse battery. According to WWLTV , Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested 29-year-old Justin Hammonds in River Ridge Sunday morning. The Sheriff's Office said Hammonds' 28-year-old wife reported her husband was... more »
  • Man accused of kidnapping arrested after Mississippi police chase

    March 5, 2017 3:15 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Authorities say a man accused of kidnapping has been arrested after allegedly shooting at a deputy during a high-speed chase in southeast Mississippi. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell tells local news media that suspect Terrell Lee Johnson was a passenger of an SUV when he shot at... more »
  • Deputy injured in motorcycle crash on Hooper Road

    March 3, 2017 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy on a motorcycle was involved in a crash on Friday afternoon. The crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Hooper Road at Foster Drive. Authorities say that a car pulled out in front of the deputy's motorcycle. The deputy was... more »
  • Man who tased EBR deputies Wednesday recently avoided arrest in Judge Mike Erwin's courtroom Play Video

    March 1, 2017 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man suspected of armed robbery wrestled a taser from two East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies Wednesday morning, firing it at them. Jeremy Blouin, 21 years-old of Baton Rouge, also allegedly punched the deputies before being shot in the Piccadilly parking lot on Essen Lane. He was... more »
  • Former Ascension deputy arrested for battery

    February 14, 2017 6:55 PM

    ASCENSION – A former Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputy was arrested for simple battery on Tuesday afternoon. The Gonzales Police Department reported the arrest of 34-year-old James Atkins, II for one count of simple battery. The arrest is a result of an investigation following a report taken by Gonzales... more »
  • Mississippi 'Back the Badge' bill passes House after emotional debate

    February 8, 2017 10:04 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has voted to triple the penalties for committing violence against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency responders. The 85-31 vote came Wednesday only after several black representatives talked about how they or their loved ones had been racially profiled or treated harshly by the... more »
  • Georgia deputy inhales liquid nitrogen while rescuing woman

    February 6, 2017 8:14 AM

    AUGUSTA - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in east Georgia has died after inhaling liquid nitrogen while trying to save a worker at a sperm bank in Augusta. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that 57-year-old Sgt. Greg Meagher died Sunday after inhaling a chemical substance. Augusta... more »
  • Man arrested for going to work drunk, threatening arresting deputy

    January 31, 2017 1:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A man was arrested for showing up to his workplace drunk and threatening the deputy that arrested him. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 38-year-old Jason Hayes for charges of disturbing the peace and remaining at a place after forbidden. The incident occurred on... more »
  • Sheriff: Suspect shot during undercover drug operation

    January 24, 2017 9:17 PM

    STUART, Fla. - Authorities say a central Florida deputy shot and wounded a man during an undercover narcotics operation. Local media organizations say the shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon in a hotel parking lot off Interstate 95 near Stuart. Martin County Sheriff William Snyder says the shooting appeared to be in... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested for impersonating a police officer Play Video

    January 23, 2017 5:50 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Police have arrested a man for impersonating a law enforcement officer after he pulled over another vehicle Saturday night. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Van Broussard Road in reference to a suspicious person complaint Sunday night. They learned that 28-year-old Christopher Rodriguez of Prairieville was... more »
  • Armed robbery ends in gunfire outside Tracy Avenue home

    January 20, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person was hurt after robbery ended in gunfire on Tracey Avenue Friday night. According to East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokesperson Casey Hicks, the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Friday night in front of a home on Tracey Avenue. Victims say a dark... more »
  • Deputy suspended over leaked airport shooting video

    January 10, 2017 8:24 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Authorities say a deputy assigned to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has been suspended as part of an investigation into leaked surveillance video from last week's fatal shooting. The Broward Sheriff's Office informed Deputy Michael Dingman in a letter Tuesday he was being suspended with pay indefinitely... more »
  • Deputy killed responding to manhunt identified

    January 9, 2017 8:43 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Authorities have identified the Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy who was killed in a motorcycle crash when responding to a massive manhunt for a suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police sergeant. The sheriff's office said Monday that he is 35-year-old Deputy First Class Norman... more »
  • Injured Deputy Tullier writes birthday note to mother

    December 29, 2016 2:38 PM

    HOUSTON – Injured East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Tullier was able to write his mother a handwritten letter for her birthday, according to his dad. “The best birthday present Mary could get,” James Tullier shared on his public Facebook page Wednesday. “This was written today by Nick with... more »
  • Fire destroys Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies' home

    December 28, 2016 10:06 AM

    ARCOLA - A fire burned to the ground the home of two Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies, killing three pets and destroying three vehicles in the process. The New Orleans Advocate reports the fire happened late Monday at Capt. Don Alexander's home on La. 10 east of Arcola. His wife, Jeannie,... more »
  • Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

    December 5, 2016 6:22 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Officials say an off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas. The Bexar County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victim as 69-year-old Deputy Dora Linda Nishihara, who was a courthouse bailiff. A... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy shot in Metairie, shooter fatally shot by JPSO

    December 3, 2016 1:40 PM

    METAIRIE - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy was shot and wounded Saturday in Metairie, according to WWL-TV . The deputy was reportedly shot in the leg, according to WWL-TV. A JPSO SWAT unit was deployed to search for the shooter, WWL-TV said. JPSO said a K-9 led them... more »
  • Woman wanted after hitting, dragging deputy with car

    November 17, 2016 10:09 AM

    CHALMETTE – St. Bernard Parish deputies are searching for a woman who is wanted for allegedly hitting a deputy with her car and dragging him several feet. WBRZ's sister station, WWL , reports that 40-year-old Antoinette Jacobs of New Orleans is wanted for attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy.... more »
  • EBRSO deputy awarded medal for dispatcher role in ambush Play Video

    November 9, 2016 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A deputy has been awarded a medal for her role as a dispatcher in the July 17 shooting that killed three officers and injured three others. Telecommunicator deputy Sindreka Williams of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was assigned to the radio channel as a dispatcher... more »
  • Louisiana deputy kills man who points gun at him

    November 3, 2016 10:26 AM

    HOUMA - Louisiana authorities say sheriff's deputy killed a man who shot himself in the chest and then pointed a gun at the officer. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office identified the man as 59-year-old Wilton Henry, of Houma. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said in a news release the deputy responded to... more »
  • Man killed after shooting at Livingston deputy Play Video

    October 12, 2016 10:56 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Police located and shot a man who was wanted by the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for shooting at a deputy during an early morning traffic stop. The sheriff's office was searching for 31-year-old Blaine Justin Beason after a deputy tried to stop him while driving near the... more »

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