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  • Discipline record accuses cop of telling store clerk: 'Don't call the Baton Rouge Police Department' Play Video

    February 10, 2016 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An 11-year-veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department with a checkered disciplinary history recently received a "letter of caution" for allegedly trying to walk out of a store near Baker with items he didn't purchase . Documents obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit show the Texaco... more »
  • Woman facing charges after overnight crash into building

    February 9, 2016 12:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The driver of a car that crashed into a pawn shop overnight was booked into jail on DWI charges, authorities released Tuesday. WBRZ was first to break the story on WBRZ.com after the crash late Monday. Then, it appeared at least one person was injured and... more »
  • Walker City prosecutor arrested on LSU campus

    February 5, 2016 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police arrested and charged a 60-year-old Denham Springs man with obscenity Friday afternoon. Michael B. Cupit, 60, put his penis through a hole in a restroom stall on a first floor bathroom in Tureaud Hall and asked another man to perform oral sex on him,... more »
  • BRPD: Woman passed out after injecting heroin on I-10, crashing car with child inside

    February 4, 2016 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a woman was arrested Tuesday for a crash she caused last summer when she passed out at the wheel from injecting heroin while driving down I-10 with her 4-year-old in the back seat. According to Baton Rouge Police, officers were dispatched to the scene... more »
  • Police: one killed in afternoon shooting on Fairchild

    January 30, 2016 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say one person was killed in a shooting in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon . According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, one person was killed in a shooting at 1500 Fairchild Street in Baton Rouge Saturday. This is a developing story. Stay tuned to... more »
  • Former Police Chief: 'Derrick Todd Lee needed to die' Play Video

    January 21, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Police Chief Pat Englade remembers the terror South Louisiana serial killer Derrick Todd Lee inflicted on this community. After learning of his death today, Englade said he hopes the victims' families will find some closure. Englade was the Chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department... more »
  • LSU's Gordon stabbed multiple times in Tigerland bar fight Play Video

    January 5, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU athletic officials confirmed that Tigers tight end Dillon Gordon was stabbed in a bar fight overnight in Tigerland. Baton Rouge Police responded to Reggie's Bar on Bob Petit in Tigerland around 12:45 A.M. Tuesday for reports of a fight and stabbing. Investigators said a 22-year-old... more »
  • Baker teen charged with attempted second degree murder

    January 3, 2016 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police said a Baker teenager was arrested Sunday for shooting at one man and fleeing the scene before crashing into a car and opening fire on a second person in November. According to Baton Rouge Police, 19-year-old Fredrick Givens was involved in an argument that escalated to... more »
  • Woman charged with DWI after falling asleep in car, blocking traffic

    December 27, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a 43-year-old woman was charged with DWI after she fell asleep behind the wheel, blocking traffic Sunday morning. Baton Rouge Police said other drivers found Roslyn Jack sleeping behind the wheel of her car on Government Street around 2:30 a.m. Police believe she... more »
  • Two accused of locking child in feces-riddled room Play Video

    December 17, 2015 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police accused a Baton Rouge couple for child cruelty after officers said they found a child locked in a room covered with bugs and feces Wednesday. Baton Rouge Police charged 36-year-old Kimberly Hall and 36-year-old Robert Martin with cruelty to juveniles Wednesday. Police said they... more »
  • Law enforcement beefs up security for Black Friday Play Video

    November 25, 2015 6:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement agencies in Baton Rouge have plans to triple the amount of patrols you normally see at area malls for Black Friday. It's one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and they're taking no chances. Baton Rouge Police say it's all an... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Department receives DWI, traffic enforcement grant

    November 23, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local police have been awarded an enforcement grant funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to further crack down on seatbelt, drunk driving and speeding violations in the Capital City. Enforcement operations in connection with the grant... more »
  • Proposed city budget grows police to largest force in history

    November 18, 2015 11:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders have started to discuss the next budget, a 6% increase from 2015. Wednesday, the Metro Council analyzed the first group of proposals. Among them, the spending plan for Baton Rouge Police. The mayor is asking to increase spending by 2% for the department. ... more »
  • Woman killed in driveby shooting on Geronimo St.

    November 14, 2015 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a deadly shooting after a woman was shot multiple times in chest. Baton Rouge Police said Keisha Parker, 30, died at the hospital after she was shot outside of a home in the 3800 block of Geronimo St. by an unknown... more »
  • Authorities search field connected to Duplantier murders Play Video

    October 22, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies confirmed that information of a possible buried body at a Duplantier property sparked an hour-long search in Baton Rouge Thursday. Just before 6 p.m., Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said confirmed that someone told authorities that 42-year-old Ernesto Llerena Alonso had killed another person and... more »
  • Baton Rouge police seek $10.6M in additional funds in 2016

    October 19, 2015 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department's 2016 budget request includes money to buy hundreds of new vehicles to replace aging, high-mileage cars and motorcycles. Government departments and agencies recently submitted their lists of budgetary needs for next year from the East Baton Rouge Parish government. The Police Department, which... more »
  • Teen killed in early morning apartment shooting

    October 13, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Tuesday morning. Brian Banks, 15, died from sustained gunshot wounds, according to the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office. An autopsy is scheduled for later today. It happened at an apartment complex off of Hooper Road near... more »
  • Suspect identified, wanted in Saturday night shooting

    October 10, 2015 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for 26-year-old Jaime Rivera in a fatal shooting investigation The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Cristy Drive shortly before 8:00 pm. Eduardo Olivas, 33, died on scene from sustained gunshot wounds. The second victim, 36, was transported to a local... more »
  • Privacy concerns raised over police body cameras

    October 7, 2015 7:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police body camera recordings will be public record - including video recorded inside a private residence, a committee learned while discussing the issue at city hall Wednesday. The group was organized by Metro Council. Members will watch the progress of a pilot program where Baton Rouge... more »
  • Man arrested after standoff with police and his kids

    October 2, 2015 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight between a man and his girlfriend ended with his arrest Friday, police said. Baton Rouge Police were called to an apartment complex on Lake Calais Court after a woman said her boyfriend retreated inside their apartment after a fight and locked himself inside with... more »
  • Eight kids hurt after hit-and-run with school bus Play Video

    October 1, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Eight kids were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a hit-and-run driver crashed into a school bus Thursday morning, according to police. The Baton Rouge Police Department said a 1999 Mazda Millenia ran a stop sign and collided with the bus on Gayosa Street near... more »
  • Man fined for pointing laser pointer at police helicopter

    October 1, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A 27-year-old man who repeatedly pointed a green laser at a police helicopter as it patrolled the city last year has been fined, put on probation and ordered to pay restitution to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Federal prosecutors in March charged Robert C. Adamek, of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Woman accused of leaving infant in alley

    September 22, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge woman after officers said she recently abandoned her infant in an alley. According to arrest records, police charged 19-year-old Miochia Paul with child desertion and arrested her on Sept. 21. The arrest affidavit said BRPD officers were called to 10210... more »
  • BRPD to host Night Out Against Crime Thursday Play Video

    September 16, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department will host its annual Night Out Against Crime on Thursday night. The event aims to bring together community members and law enforcement officers to present a unified front against crime in the capital city. Law enforcement officials will be at the event talking... more »
  • BRPD investigating deadly shooting on N. 23rd Street

    September 15, 2015 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened monday night. Levi Alexander, 28, was found in the 1700 block of North 23rd Street just before 11 p.m. Monday night. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police don't have any... more »
  • 21-year-old charged with murder of Baton Rouge teen

    September 10, 2015 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police charged a 21-year-old Wednesday in connection to a January shooting death of a Baton Rouge teen. Baton Rouge Police arrested Rodrick White, 21, Wednesday on Myrtle Street after officers said they received a tip. White was wanted for the murder of Naquian Robinson, 19, that... more »
  • Officers thank waitress for paying their ticket Play Video

    September 4, 2015 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three police officers who were gifted a free lunch got to publicly thank the waitress who paid their bill Friday. Cpls. Brandon Blust, Fredrick Thorton and Dustin Conde reunited with Crystal Gordon on WBRZ News 2 at 4 p.m. Gordon paid the three Baton Rouge... more »
  • 1 dead in Thursday morning shooting on Curtis Street

    August 27, 2015 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that happened early Thursday morning. Authorities say 21-year-old Marlon Williams was found lying in the street in the 1800 block of Curtis Street around 5 a.m. Williams died at the scene. There are no suspects or motives at this... more »
  • BRPD adopts new design scheme for patrol cars

    August 26, 2015 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Criminals and scofflaws have a new design to look out for on the streets of the Capital City as the Baton Rouge Police Department unveiled new vehicle graphics for their patrols cars Wednesday morning. Police say the new graphic could appear on the streets of Baton... more »
  • Council committee to watch body camera pilot program in BR

    August 12, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members set up a committee to review the potential of outfitting police officers in the city with body cameras. At its meeting Wednesday evening, Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle discussed what she called a body camera review board. The board, the happy medium between council... more »
  • Local authorities to honor fallen police officer

    August 7, 2015 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police will line I-10 Saturday afternoon as the body of a police officer originally from Ascension Parish passes through the city. A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Police Department said officers will be asked to line the side of the Interstate with their police unit lights... more »
  • Police find 47-pound teen after arresting mother for drugs Play Video

    July 8, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer discovered a nightmare situation in Baton Rouge Wednesday when he said he found a 15-year-old child severely malnourished and covered in cockroaches after arresting the boy's mother for cocaine possession. According to arrest records Baton Rouge Police charged 49-year-old Rose Holland with crack... more »
  • Heavy police presence planned for firework show Play Video

    July 3, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Expect a heavy police presence at Saturday's fireworks show in the downtown area as a "zero tolerance" policy will be enforced for criminal activity. With the stricter enforcement in effect, even misdemeanor crimes could end in arrest. Over 100 officers will be at the July... more »
  • Violent week in Baton Rouge ends with a murder

    June 13, 2015 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A violent week in Baton Rouge ended by leaving a man dead Friday night. Argell Myles, 29, was found lying in the 4800 block of Crown St. suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was found around 9:20 pm, when he was transported to a... more »
  • Police officer playing catch goes viral Play Video

    June 12, 2015 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a video making the rounds on Facebook for all the right reasons. It may seem pretty simple, a Baton Rouge police officer took time out his day to play catch with two boys in an apartment complex, but it's getting a lot of attention from the... more »
  • City leaders haggle over body camera issue

    May 27, 2015 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders dealt another delay to a plan requiring all police officers in the city to wear body cameras that record their interactions with citizens. After voting to veto the ordinance proposed by C. Denise Marcelle the council instead deferred a decision. The measure was moved... more »
  • Discussion continues on Baton Rouge body cameras Play Video

    May 27, 2015 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The fight for body cameras rages on in Baton Rouge. Councilwoman Denise Marcelle is continuing her push for an ordinance that would require patrolling officers to wear the cameras, starting January 1st. The topic has already been deferred three times at council meetings. Marcelle says it's been... more »
  • Pawn shop employee shot during theft

    May 11, 2015 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a pawn shop worker was shot in the leg during a theft in Baton Rouge Monday afternoon. Investigators said two people went into City Pawn No. 2 on Airline Highway to look at some items just before 2 p.m., but instead grabbed the items... more »
  • Police ID suspects in child's disappearance; one has prior charges Play Video

    May 6, 2015 8:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the names of two people charged with kidnapping a murdered woman's child. Late Wednesday, police identified the suspects as Curtis King, 24, and Daaria Thomas, 22, of Baton Rouge. In addition to the aggravated kidnapping charges, the pair also face possession with intent to... more »
  • Sources: La'el Collins to meet with NFL tonight Play Video

    May 4, 2015 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sources tell WBRZ, La'el Collins will meet with an NFL coach Monday night, hours after leaving a meeting with Baton Rouge Police where he discussed his relationship with a murdered woman. WBRZ's sports director, Michael Cauble , reported on WBRZ News 2 at 6:00, he spoke... more »
  • Police upgrade charges, make additional arrests in deadly shooting

    April 22, 2015 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police upgraded charges for one man and arrested two others after a shooting victim died. Jonathan Robinson was hit by a bullet from a gun, fired into the air on Blvd de Province last week. Police said Qwenton Bureau pulled the trigger during a fight. ... more »
  • Police investigating attack on man, pregnant woman

    April 2, 2015 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating an attack on a man and a pregnant woman in Baton Rouge in which one was run over, and the other was attacked with a bat. Baton Rouge Police said the attack happened at 3852 Geronimo Street just after 10 p.m. Wednesday.... more »
  • New information in deadly Quida Mae shooting

    March 22, 2015 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police believe a deadly shooting overnight Sunday may have been a retalitory act. Cpl. Don Coppola said 31-year-old Yovanni Anibal Ramos-Salazar is wanted in connection with 28-year-old Joel Guevara's death. Police said they found Guevara dead outside his residence at 5852 Quida Mae around 8... more »
  • Personal tragedy encourages BRPD officer to teach self-defense classes Play Video

    March 19, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD Officer Rendy Richard also teaches Equalizer classes. For her, it's personal. Richard had a cousin that was murdered. It was an experience that she said influenced her to teach the class. She hopes that by teaching women to protect themselves, she may be able to... more »
  • Five BRPD officers on leave after shooting Play Video

    March 3, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Five Baton Rouge Police Officers are on paid administrative leave following a shooting that happened shortly before midnight. Investigators say two men were in the area between Choctaw and Chippewa when a DPS officer tried to pull them over for having a burned-out headlight. The car did... more »
  • Suspect booked in overnight BRPD shootout Play Video

    February 27, 2015 4:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with attempted murder Friday in connection with a shootout with officers in Baton Rouge overnight. BRPD spokesperson L'Jean McKneely said 24-year-old Torrance Smart was shot in the encounter. Police arrested Smart after his release from the hospital. Officers said they stopped... more »
  • Police identify human remains found near LSU

    February 15, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators for Baton Rouge Police say the human remains they found near LSU's campus belong to a 56-year-old man. According to Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police, they found the remains behind the levee near River Rd. and Skip Bertman Dr. around 5:15 p.m. on... more »
  • Police doubling manpower downtown Play Video

    February 10, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE-Police expect to be able to double the number of officers patrolling the growing downtown area by October. "We're just trying to get ahead of the curve so we don't neglect this area," Baton Rouge Police Lt. Johnny Dunnam said. The force will expand from ten to... more »
  • Police identify victim of deadly crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    January 31, 2015 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man from Crowley died due to a wreck involving a motorcycle and two trucks on I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Saturday afternoon. The cleanup efforts of the accident left drivers sitting on a closed road for hours. Baton Rouge police say 47-year-old Roger Bently... more »
  • Man accused of molesting 11-year-old girl

    January 28, 2015 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a Baton Rouge man this week of molesting an 11-year-old in his care while the girl's mother wasn't home. Police arrested 35-year-old Edward Humphrey Jr. Tuesday on charges of molestation of a juvenile and sexual battery. Investigators said the 11-year-old victim told them... more »
  • Body found in field identified

    January 25, 2015 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police identified a body found in a field Saturday night. Police say they found the body of 59-year-old, Henery Gray in a field on the 1300 block of Plank Road. According to Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police Department, they believe the... more »
  • Police: Food bank employee stole $3700 worth of meals Play Video

    January 22, 2015 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is accused of stealing several thousand dollars worth of food and taking it home. Thursday, Baton Rouge Police arrested Andre Coates, 49, and charged him with felony theft. He's accused of ripping off $3,781 worth of food... more »
  • Restaurateur implicated in limestone theft case Play Video

    January 19, 2015 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a fourth man suspected to be involved in stealing limestone from the Department of Public Works. Last month , former DPW worker Keith Harrison was dumping off a load of limestone at Randy Montalbano's Seafood on Florida Blvd. when he forgot to take the... more »
  • Police: 2 men killed each other in shootout Play Video

    January 18, 2015 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say the two men found dead Sunday morning killed each other. Police believe Jamiya Owen, 38, and Jeff Baker, 34, shot and killed each other in a shootout. Witnesses say Owen and Baker knew each other and recently had a disagreement. The... more »
  • BRPD investigating 3rd and 4th shooting deaths of the weekend

    January 18, 2015 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting where two men were killed. Officials say they found two bodies at a house on Alliquippa Street near Winbourne Avenue just before 5:30 Sunday morning. Detectives say they found one man in the yard and the other inside... more »
  • Police: Drug deal leads to shooting, 1 dead

    January 17, 2015 7:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a man was shot and killed after a drug deal led to an altercation. The shooting happened on North 37th Street near Cain street Saturday morning. Neighbors say Trevor Washington, 23, was staying at his girlfriend's house when they left to... more »
  • Police investigating officer involved shooting

    January 17, 2015 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge police officer fired his gun at a man trying to flee a traffic stop at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Officials say the officer flashed his lights to pull over the car driven by Jacob Washington, 21, on Plank Road. Washington tried to get... more »
  • Woman injured in apartment shooting

    January 13, 2015 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman shot at a Baton Rouge apartment complex Tuesday afternoon is expected to survive. The shooting happened at 650 North Ardenwood, according to Baton Rouge Police. Detectives said a 22-year-old woman was shot in the torso. EMS transported the woman to a... more »
  • Officers enter pleas to abuse of office charges Play Video

    January 12, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three former BRPD officers pleaded not guilty to abuse of office charges Monday morning. Baton Rouge Police officer Issac Bolden, 40, is accused of forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him in a BREC park while two other BRPD officers, Travis Wheeler and Emerson... more »

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