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  • Video shows use of force by officers; Internal Affairs investigation underway Play Video

    April 13, 2017 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – There is an internal investigation following Baton Rouge Police using force to subdue someone in custody outside a South Baton Rouge convenience store this week. The WBRZ Investigative Unit confirmed through police there is an investigation underway, though, police said there have been no complaints filed... more »
  • Police association: Double standard for officers and bosses

    February 22, 2017 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A police officers' association is considering appealing an officer's suspension over a dog's shooting death recently, claiming the police department's policies are confusing and unorganized. The Magnolia State Peace Officer's Association said it has concerns over the handling of officer Abraham Wilson's suspension. Wilson shot and... more »
  • Robbery victim prompted standoff with police last Friday

    February 10, 2017 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man retaliating for being robbed prompted a standoff with officers last week on Hammond Street. Baton Rouge Police say the robbery happened around midnight on Feb. 9 outside Cousins Food Mart on Airline Highway. According to arrest records, Robin Banks, 24, and Wesley... more »
  • NEW: Ex tells deputies she fears for her life, stalked by former police union president Play Video

    February 9, 2017 2:15 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The ex-girlfriend of a Baton Rouge Police officer said she feared for her life and was threatened into believing her ex could get away with anything because of his job, a report obtained first by the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit reveals. The file is connected... more »
  • Uber predicts surge in Baton Rouge on New Year's Eve

    December 30, 2016 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Even if it rains Saturday night, revelers are still expected to be out in force, and the mobile taxi service Uber could charge higher rates as a result. In an email, Uber predicts prices to surge right after midnight, and rates will likely remain high for hours.... more »
  • High-speed police chase down I-10 leaves behind 3 wrecks

    December 4, 2016 1:47 PM

    SORRENTO - Law enforcement officers from multiple departments were involved in a multi-parish pursuit Sunday morning. The chase started at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in Baton Rouge. Officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle. The two suspects inside the vehicle... more »
  • Sunday holiday trek home slows interstates through Baton Rouge

    November 27, 2016 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The notorious Sunday trek home from the Thanksgiving holiday has started. Slowdowns started before 11 o'clock Sunday morning and will likely last most of the afternoon. Traffic monitors warned drivers to expect delays on all interstates in the city - I-10, I-110 and I-12. Baton... more »
  • McKinley High football player recovering after drive-by shooting Play Video

    November 23, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- McKinley High School quarterback Bryant Lee was home Wednesday recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg according to family. The 17-year-old was standing in front of a house with friends Tuesday night on 73rd Avenue in North Baton Rouge when the drive-by occurred. The homeowner, Sheree... more »
  • WATCH: Inside the Baton Rouge Police academy Play Video

    November 15, 2016 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twenty-eight men and women wanting to become police officers in Baton Rouge were introduced Tuesday morning. The group started the police academy this week. The newest recruits are the first class of potential police officers since the officer ambush in July. The police department said... more »
  • Some question why BRPD officer wasn't ticketed after causing crash Play Video

    November 14, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge Police officer who has only been with the department for a little over a year received no ticket after slamming into another Baton Rouge Police unit which caused a chain reaction crash Friday night. Tonight, some are questioning why. State Representative C. Denise... more »
  • Baton Rouge cop told to remove 'HMFIC' patch from uniform

    October 19, 2016 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police lieutenant was asked to remove a patch he added to his uniform after appearing in a national magazine and then on a local news website in Chicago. Baton Rouge Police Lt. Robert McGarner was profiled by People Magazine about being a black cop patrolling... more »
  • Police identify woman shot, killed at Baton Rouge event hall

    October 5, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman found shot inside an event rental hall has died, police advised Wednesday evening. Initially, two people were reported shot. A man was injured and sought medical attention before first responders arrived. A woman, 49-year-old Youlanda Hunter was found by first responders at the business.... more »
  • One of two wrecks on Jefferson Hwy. involved a police officer

    August 19, 2016 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer was involved in a wreck responding to a more serious crash near the corner of Jefferson and Drusilla Friday night. Initially, authorities were dispatched to a crash involving a motorcycle and an an automobile. The coroner's office was called to the crash involving... more »
  • Baton Rouge leaders work towards police reform Play Video

    August 8, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It was a lunch meeting but no one seemed to have time to eat. Cops, council members and black pastors discussed police policies Monday in response to the July 5th Alton Sterling shooting. "Nothing is off the table and nothing should be off the table," said councilman... more »
  • Signaling another council discussion, councilwoman to host police residency meeting

    August 2, 2016 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A week after a heated argument among city leaders and community activists over where Baton Rouge Police should live, Councilwoman Chauna Banks announced she will hold a community meeting on the issue this week. Banks proposed the ordinance that died at last week's Metro Council meeting... more »
  • Man threatens to kill David Duke, references Alton Sterling in YouTube video

    July 28, 2016 7:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested for posting videos on YouTube threatening to kill senatorial candidate David Duke and police officers. Anthony Moore, 22, posted a video around July 6, 2016. Moore was holding a pistol and pointed it at the camera. He threatened to kill on behalf... more »
  • Slain officers' relatives to get $250K in survivor benefits

    July 27, 2016 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Families of the three law enforcement officers who were shot and killed outside a Baton Rouge convenience store are each due to receive $250,000 in survivor benefits under a state law. A four-member state board that includes Attorney General Jeff Landry voted Wednesday to give its preliminary... more »
  • Custom-built free caskets donated to families of murdered officers Play Video

    July 21, 2016 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special donation for three murdered law enforcement officers and their families arrived in Baton Rouge Thursday. Trey Ganem owns a company that makes specialized caskets. He says when we learned of the tragedy that occurred in Baton Rouge, he and his team immediately got to... more »
  • Community support brings hundreds of donations for BRPD Play Video

    July 21, 2016 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of donations are pouring in tonight for the men and women that put their lives on the line each and everyday. The generosity of strangers is what's keeping those with the badge going. In the breakrooms at Baton Rouge Police Headquarters, messages of love are overflowing from... more »
  • Officials announce fund for murdered officers

    July 19, 2016 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An official donation account has been set up for murdered officers, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced Tuesday. Baton Rouge Union of Police, Magnolia State Peace Officers Association along with the Fraternal Order of Police organized accounts at all area Capital One Bank locations. Donations can... more »
  • In emotional Facebook post, wife says slain husband was her 'blue-eyed rock'

    July 19, 2016 11:21 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The wife of slain Baton Rouge Police Officer Matt Gerald broke her silence in an emotional Facebook post overnight. "I'm drawing my strength from all the love surrounding me from all directions," Dechia Badeaux Gerald posted on the social media site early Tuesday morning. The post... more »
  • Shooter wanted to kill police; Deputy on life support Monday Play Video

    July 17, 2016 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities continue their investigation Monday into the ambush and murder of three law enforcement officials and the shooting injuring of three others the day before. > ALERT : Authorities released vivid information about the attack on officers at a 2 p.m. news conference Monday. Click HERE... more »
  • Sterling's 15-year-old son calls for peaceful protests Play Video

    July 13, 2016 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The teenage son of a black man killed by white police officers told a crowd of reporters gathered at the Triple S convenience store was his father died that he wants everyone "to protest the right way, protest in peace." Mobile users visit the WBRZ... more »
  • Police ID suspects arrested after federal raid at BR home tied to murder plot against police Play Video

    July 12, 2016 3:27 PM

    **Note: The original photo for Antonio Thomas sent by BRPD was not the correct person. The above photo of Thomas has since been corrected and updated. BATON ROUGE - The raid of a home Monday and a pawn shop burglary last week are connected to the arrests of three... more »
  • Search warrant: Officers felt threatened by sight of gun

    July 11, 2016 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hours after a lawsuit was filed against police by the store owner where Alton Sterling was shot and killed , a search warrant was filed in relation to the shooting and evidence collected at the scene by Baton Rouge Police. Police wrote Sterling refused to obey... more »
  • Long divided: Baton Rouge race relations under new scrutiny

    July 11, 2016 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The shooting death of a black man at the hands of two white police officers is revealing long-simmering racial tensions in Louisiana's capital. Jasiri Basel is a 37-year-old community activist. He says Baton Rouge is "horribly racist" and that there's a physical divide in the city.... more »
  • District attorney recuses himself from Sterling investigation

    July 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore has announced he’ll recuse himself from the Alton Sterling case. Moore said the decision was “one of the hardest” he’s had to make in his career. In recusing himself, Moore cited a relationship he has had in the past with the... more »
  • Video shows police making protest arrest at home Play Video

    July 11, 2016 12:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who rents a home near Government Street yelled at police who went on private property to arrest protesters Sunday evening. Protesters and police clashed as protesters apparently tried to make their way to I-110 via Government Street and side streets in the Beauregard Town... more »
  • Sunday night, protesters return to police headquarters

    July 11, 2016 12:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Protesters gathered again overnight Sunday outside of Baton Rouge Police Headquarters on Airline Highway near Goodwood. Sunday was the third night protesters have stood along the highway. Sunday's gathering was not as large as a protest there Saturday, which resulted in the arrest of 102 people.... more »
  • 102 arrested during overnight protests; police blame outsiders

    July 9, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- By Sunday morning, 102 people had been booked into jail related to protests outside Baton Rouge Police Headquarters Saturday. Click HERE to see the list of names booked into jail. The .PDF is four pages; page 1 contains the list of names of people arrested during a... more »
  • Jail releases list of people booked into jail following protest overnight

    July 9, 2016 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The city police department - which has remained relatively quiet since the shooting death of Alton Sterling Tuesday - booked more than two dozen people into jail for blocking Airline Highway during a protest outside police headquarters. Just before noon, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • WBRZ obtains records of officers involved in deadly shooting Play Video

    July 7, 2016 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following a public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit early after the officer-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling, the City of Baton Rouge made internal affairs records of the two officers involved available for review. Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto got the first look at... more »
  • People arrested protesting BR man's death in Philadelphia

    July 6, 2016 11:48 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - The death of a Baton Rouge man in an officer involved shooting has had a ripple effect across the country with millions voicing their frustration online and some organizing protests 1,200 miles away. Demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday night for a protest in Alton Sterling's honor.... more »
  • Department of Justice will lead investigation into Alton Sterling shooting Play Video

    July 6, 2016 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Department of Justice is taking the lead on the investigation into a BRPD officer-involved shooting that took the life of a Baton Rouge man early Tuesday morning. Gov. John Bel Edwards held a press conference at 10 a.m. at the... more »
  • Video released by witness of officer-involved deadly shooting Play Video

    July 5, 2016 8:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 48-second video clip recorded by people who just purchased items from a convenience store in North Baton Rouge Tuesday morning captured an altercation that resulted in Baton Rouge Police s hooting and killing Alton Sterling . WBRZ editors have decided to post most of the... more »
  • Drunk driver plows through accident scene, injures medics and policeman

    June 26, 2016 11:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a driver plowed through first responders early Sunday morning as they were working an accident scene on I-10. First responders were working an accident on I-10 East at the I-12 split around 1:30 a.m. when a car drove through the scene. According to arrest... more »
  • Lawyered up: Missing teacher's boyfriend not talking; Police hope for tips

    June 11, 2016 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are hoping tipsters can help crack the case of a missing teacher whose boyfriend is not cooperating with the investigation into her disappearance. Lyntell Washington was declared missing when her 3-year-old child was found wandering around a parking lot in Baton Rouge Thursday morning. When... more »
  • Latest police academy beginning; City on track to have its largest squad ever

    May 16, 2016 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first of possibly two police academies started Monday, police reported in a news release. The Baton Rouge Police Department's P.O.S.T. academy class began this week. Cadets will graduate in June. The class is made up of police officers from other agencies that have decided to... more »
  • Court records show police pursuing leads in puzzling collegiate double murder

    May 9, 2016 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Arrest warrants have been filed in unrelated drug charges after marijuana was found when police searched an apartment in the investigation into the shooting deaths of two Southern University students recently. The arrest warrants were filed with the clerk of court's office for two people who... more »
  • 22-year-old charged with Garden District rape and robbery

    May 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in a Garden District home invasion and rape, police sources told the WBRZ Investigative Unit Saturday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson confirmed an arrest was made after detectives worked tirelessly to process DNA evidence at the State Police Crime Lab.... more »
  • Home invasion, rape in Garden District prompts security fears Play Video

    May 6, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An unusual police presence was seen in the Garden District Friday as officers investigate an overnight home invasion and rape amid a series of sexual assaults in the area. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned through sources that as many as three victims say they have been... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Teen talks about encounter with officer, viral video Play Video

    April 18, 2016 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A weekend outdoor event celebrating Earth Day became a tangled mess of violence that is now the focus of numerous police investigations. The Internal Affairs department within Baton Rouge Police is investigating how officers handled the arrest of a 16-year-old in a grassy area between city... more »

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