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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
September 9, 2014 10:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - The NAACP met for the first time Tuesday since a WBRZ Investigative Unit report found a police officer had been accused of sending racially charged text messages.
At the meeting, residents voiced their concerns with the situation and Mayor-President Kip Holden broke his silence on the... more »
September 9, 2014 6:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - An empty orange juice bottle left at a crime scene links a man to two separate burglaries near the Perkins Road overpass, according to investigators.
On Aug. 12 Baton Rouge Police were dispatched to Gourmet Girls cupcake shop and Frankie's Dawg House. Officers found someone broke... more »
September 4, 2014 2:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- The city police chief has confirmed to the Investigative Unit, the officer at the center of a scandal involving some racially charged text messages has resigned.
WBRZ and the station's Investigative Unit broke the story Wednesday in an exclusive report by Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto.
Wednesday,... more »
September 4, 2014 9:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after a deadly accident in Baton Rouge Wednesday night.
According to Baton Rouge Police, Vernon Rogers, 34, was killed when the 32-year-old man he was riding with lost control of his car in the 12100 block of Hwy 19. Police say both... more »
September 3, 2014 5:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police Officer is under fire for a string of text messages he is accused of sending to another person containing racial slurs.
The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Baton Rouge Police are in the midst of two investigations where detectives are looking into cell... more »
September 1, 2014 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE- The family of 27-year-old Derek Davis said he has undergone two surgeries since a shooting over the weekend after a traffic stop on Morning Glory Avenue.
The family says Davis had damage to his kidneys, liver and colon after he was shot three times. Baton Rouge police... more »
August 25, 2014 3:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors on Tecumseh Street are demanding answers after a disabled man who was well known in their neighborhood was shot and killed by a homeowner over the weekend.
Investigators say the shooting occurred after a fight at 2602 Tecumseh Street. The victim was identified as 51-year-old... more »
August 24, 2014 5:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - One man is dead and no one has been arrested yet.
Gary Andrus, 51, was shot and killed in the yard of his neighbor's house after an altercation broke out.
Police officers responded to the 2600 block of Tecumseh St. around 8:00 Saturday night.
... more »
August 24, 2014 11:13 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are investigating an early Sunday morning arson.
It happened on the 3200 block of Mission Drive at the same house where Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed about a month ago.
Investigators tell News 2 that they haven't ruled out the possibility... more »
August 19, 2014 11:37 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said they're looking into the abuse of a young boy sent to a Baton Rouge hospital after being severely beaten.
Detectives said the child was a 5-year-old boy, and is in critical condition at a local hospital.
BRPD confirmed they're investigating it as a... more »
August 14, 2014 10:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- A settlement deal, first reported by the WBRZ Investigative Unit last month, between the city and the family of a man who was killed by police has been stopped by the city council and the mayor's office.
A source told the Investigative Unit, despite a letter supporting... more »
August 14, 2014 11:01 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police said DNA evidence led them to accuse a murder suspect already in jail of being responsible for a second killing in Baton Rouge.
Police charged Demond Bessie, 23, with first degree murder Thursday for the killing of 29-year-old Major Brown.
Bessie was already in... more »
August 13, 2014 12:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police identified a man who died in an attempted murder suicide that left a woman hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds in Baton Rouge
Investigators said Darrow Davis, 56, shot an unidentified female at the St. Theresa apartment complex at 3620 Winbourne Avenue around noon... more »
August 12, 2014 6:43 PM
BATON ROUGE- An evening shooting left a man dead, police said a few hours after responding to the call in the parking lot of the Renaissance Gateway apartment complex in the 600 block of North Ardenwood Drive.
The 28-year-old victim, who was still unidentified as of this post Tuesday,... more »
August 7, 2014 4:03 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department announced plans for civil service tests next month, including tests for more police officers.
The tests are scheduled for Oct. 14 for police officers and police crime information technology specialists, and Oct. 28 for police communications officers and fingerprint technicians.
... more »
August 5, 2014 10:58 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he tried to run several officers over during an attempted traffic stop Monday night.
Investigators charged Damiene Lewis, 36, with the attempted murder of a police officer, drug possession, aggravated flight, and careless operation of a vehicle.... more »
July 25, 2014 12:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police asked for help identifying a person seen on surveillance cameras following a woman in Baton Rouge while making obscene comments and actions.
Police said just after midnight on the morning of July 13 the man began following the woman in the 4000 block of Nicholson... more »
July 23, 2014 11:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - Members of Metro Council will have to give the final approval to pay $495,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit over an officer-involved shooting where a drunken man was shot and killed in 2011.
On March 6th, 2011, Baton Rouge police officer Christopher Magee shot and... more »
July 21, 2014 1:28 PM
BATON ROUGE - A standoff involving Baton Rouge Police ended when officers stormed an apartment in Tigerland Monday.
The standoff lasted about an hour around noon at the apartment complex on Jim Taylor Road.
EMS took one person to the hospital from the scene after members of the... more »