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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Victim identified in overnight shooting

    January 11, 2015 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police identified the man who was shot and killed early Sunday morning. Officials say Calvin Smith, 19, was lying in the parking lot of Carlins Food Mart on Plank Road near Brady street at about 1:15 a.m. He was taken to the hospital where... more »
  • Arrest made in 2010 double murder

    January 6, 2015 11:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say they arrested a man in connection with murdering two people back in October 2010. Officials say Ahmad Murphy, 29, was arrested Tuesday night for the killings of Alton Spears, 31, and Johnny Kelley, 56. The murders happened behind a group home... more »
  • Police: One killed in fatal crash

    December 27, 2014 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a woman was killed when she crashed her SUV into a pole. Angela Ayers, 43, was traveling west on South Choctaw near North Flannery Road just after midnight Saturday morning. Police say she lost control of her 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and... more »
  • Man killed in parking lot drug deal

    December 23, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge man shot in a grocery store parking lot Tuesday night died as a result of his injuries. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said 19-year-old Derrell Marquis Hayes was shot during a drug deal in the parking lot next to Choctaw Drive... more »
  • Police search for trio involved in credit card heist

    December 16, 2014 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for help to trackdown three suspects they claim made unauthorized transactions using a stolen credit card. The incident happened on Black Friday. According to BRPD, the trio entered Poise'n Ivy Woman's Boutique in the 7200 block of Highland. Investigators say the two women... more »
  • Police: Man shot and killed while driving

    December 13, 2014 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was shot and killed just after midnight not far from downtown Baton Rouge. It happened on North 18th street near North Street. Police say Reginald Joseph, 32, was driving his 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche when he was gunned down. No word yet... more »
  • Police warn of 'Grinches' looking to steal gifts check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 10, 2014 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say 15 mailboxes were broken into overnight at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge. Investigators said while they weren't sure if the thieves were after shipped gifts or just the personal information found in people's mail, it's a sad example of Christmas Grinches looking to cash... more »
  • Police: One shot, life threatening injuries

    December 6, 2014 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one man has life threatening injuries after he was shot Friday night. Officials say the 35-year-old victim was hit in his upper torso outside his house on Callahan Street near North Ardenwood. It happened friday at around 6:30 p.m. He is... more »
  • Man shoots himself inside BRPD precinct Monday

    December 1, 2014 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the police department's special unit set up to handle violent crimes are investigating an attempted suicide at a police precinct Monday night. Authorities said a 52-year-old man entered the Third District office on Coursey Boulevard shortly before 6:30. He had a gun and threatened to... more »
  • Officer-involved shooting to cost parish $420,000 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 25, 2014 10:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders voted nine to two in favor of settling a nearly half a million dollar wrongful death lawsuit out of court Tuesday. "It was senseless. It was reckless," Metro Council member C. Denise Marcelle said. In March 2011, Baton Rouge Police Officer Christopher Magee... more »
  • Family demands justice in cold case triple murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 20, 2014 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four years after the savage murders of three people inside a Scotlandville home, there are few clues that will lead police to a killer. The case has officially gone cold. Matthew Holliday, Jeraldine Holliday and their special needs daughter, Kaylar Holliday, were all shot to death... more »
  • Former BRPD officer booked on malfeasance charge

    November 17, 2014 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities booked the third former BRPD offcer Monday who was named in an indictment for abuse of office. Isaac Bolden surrendered to police earlier in the day to the charges against him. Last week's indictment accused Bolden of coercing a woman he stopped back in... more »
  • Officers fired, booked into jail Friday

    November 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two police officers indicted for malfeasance related to a sex incident at a Baton Rouge park have been fired and booked into the parish jail, BRPD said Friday. Until Friday morning, the officers had been on administrative leave. The pair, and a third officer no longer... more »
  • Citizen calls for police review board following WBRZ reports check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 12, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mounting allegations against the police department has some urging the city to create a review board to watch over officers. "I think it's time we start holding officers accountable," an area college professor, Paul Guidry, said. He and Metro Council members C. Denise Marcelle and... more »
  • Police officers indicted with abuse of office

    November 12, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted one former and two current Baton Rouge Police officers for abuse of office Wednesday following an investigation by the BRPD. The indictment accused Isaac Bolden, Travis Wheeler and Emerson Jackson of malfeasance for an incident back in February. District Attorney Hillar Moore... more »
  • Two accused of intimidating witness

    November 3, 2014 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused two men of threatening a witness this weekend in a 2012 Baton Rouge police investigation. BRPD charged 21-year-old Keydrick Moses and 18-year-old Christopher Murray with intimidating a witness Sunday. Investigators said the two men tried to start a fight with someone who gave... more »
  • BRPD 'Boo With The Blue' Thursday night

    October 29, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department announced plans for their "Boo with the Blue" Halloween event Tuesday. Organizers said there will be a haunted house, food, games, costume contest, music and more. Children and their parents can also see special equipment used by the police department,... more »
  • 2 arrested after high-speed chase through BR

    October 28, 2014 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a man and woman after a chase through Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning, and said the driver told them he fled because he didn't want his wife to find out he was with a prostitute. BRPD charged Paul Baker, 38, with aggravated flight, resisting... more »
  • Man accused of making pipe bomb

    October 27, 2014 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge arrested a Port Allen man after they said he tried to blow up a relative's truck with a pipe bomb this weekend. Officers charged Robert Roberts, 54, with arson and manufacturing an explosive device after his arrest Sunday. Investigators said a... more »
  • BRAVE opens new offices in Baton Rouge

    October 16, 2014 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The BRAVE policing unit in Baton Rouge formally announced its expansion into a different part of the city-parish Thursday. District Attorney Hillar Moore and other law enforcement and civic personnel said the BRAVE unit has moved their community policing efforts into the 70802 ZIP code in... more »
  • Police nab man wanted for murder

    October 15, 2014 9:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 21-year-old was arrested late Tuesday accused in a murder that left members of a north Baton Rouge community in shock. Hardy Allen, 21, was booked into jail. Police said Allen shot and killed another 21-year-old during an armed robbery on Madison Avenue Monday. Calvin Chrisentary... more »
  • Victim identified in Madison Ave. shooting

    October 14, 2014 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name Tuesday of a man shot and killed in Baton Rouge Monday night. Investigators said Calvin Chrisentary, 21, died from injuries in the shooting on Madison Avenue. Police said they were called to the 5000 block of Madison Avenue for reports of... more »
  • Police: Infant found dead in Baton Rouge home

    October 13, 2014 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they responded to the death of a 6-week-old infant in Baton Rouge on Monday morning. The baby girl was found dead at a home on Big Bend Avenue just after midnight, according BRPD. Police said an autopsy on the infant is set for... more »
  • Police link men to elaborate pharmacy smash- and-grabs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 10, 2014 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities told WBRZ News 2 Friday, they are wrapping up a year-long investigation into a group of men breaking into pharmacies with sledgehammers and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs. Shortly before realising details of the investigation, Baton Rouge Police and the... more »
  • Charges added in elderly abuse case

    October 4, 2014 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police added charges of manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the case of an elderly relative's death. Joleslie Looney, 53, and Lauren Looney, 17, are suspects in the death of Bessie Looney, 82. Officials say Bessie was found dead in hear wheelchair Monday in... more »
  • Multiple injuries in fast food gun battle

    October 3, 2014 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said an armed bystander wounded a gunman who injured several people overnight in shooting at a Baton Rouge fast food restaurant. Officers said the injured gunman was admitted to a local hospital, and will be booked into the parish prison after his release. Detectives... more »
  • Man shot by officer during traffic stop booked

    September 25, 2014 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man police said was shot while trying to grab the gun of a police officer during a traffic stop in August was released from the hospital and booked into parish prison Thursday afternoon. Derek Davis, 27, faces numerous charges including battery and resisting an officer along... more »
  • Arrest made in 2012 murder

    September 23, 2014 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced an arrest Tuesday evening in a 2012 murder in Baton Rouge. BRPD charged Stanley Grigsby, 32, with first degree murder in the death of 37-year-old Columbus Milligan. Investigators said Grigsby shot and killed Milligan the night of June 29, 2012. Officers said Milligan's... more »
  • 14 arrested in prostitution sting

    September 23, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested 14 people for prostitution and drug charges overnight as part of an undercover sting operation in Baton Rouge. Police said their Narcotics Division targeted street-level prostitution in the sting. Agents said they also seized suspected crack cocaine and recovered a missing person. The... more »
  • Suspect in Tigerland shooting arrested

    September 22, 2014 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police announced Monday that the man suspected of shooting and injuring two people in the Tigerland area recently surrendered to a warrant for his arrest. Baton Rouge Police arrested Jerome Lamar Verret, 23, on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder. Investigators said in the early morning... more »
  • Update: At-risk boy found safe

    September 19, 2014 4:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a boy who disappeared from a Baton Rouge home this week and may be at risk has been found safe and sound. Officers said Friday evening that Quantrell Simpson, 12, ran away from a residence on Longfellow Drive on Thursday. His family has not... more »
  • Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    September 18, 2014 10:29 PM

    BATON 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 »
  • Update: Police now say driver not deceased in wreck

    September 15, 2014 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman involved in a wreck in Baton Rouge Monday did not die, despite an earlier report from officers she had. A BRPD spokesperson said the driver who wrecked on South Acadian Thruway near Capital Heights may have had an unknown medical issue which... more »

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