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  • 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 »
  • Mom wants daughter's killer to pay Play Video

    April 11, 2016 11:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lashuntae Benton's mother made the trip to Baton Rouge from Lake Charles Monday night to pick up her daughter's car. Benton, 19, and and Annette January, 19, were caught in the crossfire Saturday in part of Baton Rouge where crimes like this aren't common, which is making... more »
  • Arrest made in Evangeline Street murder

    March 23, 2016 8:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police have arrested the suspect in the murder of a man on Evangeline St. earlier this month. Michael Demond Davis, 32, turned himself in to police Wednesday. He's charged with 1st degree murder in the shooting death of Tyrone Dyer, 34, in the 3800... more »
  • BRPD: Man wanted for attempted armed robbery of Baskin Robbins on Florida Blvd.

    March 22, 2016 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Detectives are working to identify and locate a man responsible for the attempted armed robbery of a Baskin Robbins located at 11222 Florida Blvd. The incident occurred on Mar. 16 at around 6:30 p.m. when the suspect entered the ice cream shop posing as... more »
  • UPDATE: Man apprehended after barricading himself in home

    March 22, 2016 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A heavy police presence was established at the corner of Bay Street and North 17th Street Tuesday morning. Witnesses told WBRZ reporter Michael Vinsanau, who was on the scene, a burglary suspect had barricaded himself inside a home. The suspect was inside a home a block... more »
  • BRPD officer on leave, criminal investigation underway Play Video

    March 21, 2016 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge police officer is on administrative leave. He's accused of having sex with a woman while he was on the clock. Baton Rouge Police say there are two investigations. One is administrative, while the other is criminal and being handled by the District Attorney's Office. Brad... more »
  • Mom arrested after stealing safe while child was missing

    March 18, 2016 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police arrested a 33-year-old woman after they say she stole a safe from her father, and deserted her 3-year-old son. Police say the the incident occurred on Thursday around 10:30 p.m. when Lauren Futrell unlawfully entered her father’s home located in the 5800 block of... more »
  • Bicyclist dead after being struck by 18-wheeler

    March 17, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Traffic Homicide is investigating a deadly crash involving a bicyclist and an 18-wheeler in Baton Rouge Thursday. According to BRPD, an 80-year-old Elwyn Pate was riding a bicycle northbound in the southbound lane of Plank Road when he was struck by an 18-wheeler... more »
  • Police: Shooting suspect at large, armed and dangerous

    March 4, 2016 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the suspect in a North Baton Rouge shooting from February. Detectives said Aurtrell Bivens, 21, shot at two people on Huron Street after an argument. One person was shot and was treated at a hospital following the altercation on February 23rd just before midnight.... more »
  • SU: BRPD officer shot Saturday was a member of the Human Jukebox

    February 16, 2016 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University identified a Baton Rouge Police officer who was shot in the line of duty Saturday as a former member of the Human Jukebox. // The Southern University "Human Jukebox" Band and Staff are asking everyone's prayers for Officer Theodore... more »
  • BRPD officer released from hospital after Saturday shootout Play Video

    February 13, 2016 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE -The alleged shooter of two Baton Rouge police officers died Saturday night, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. The shooting happened on the 5600 block of Fairfields Avenue around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. According to a Baton Rouge Police spokesperson, two officers and the suspected shooter... more »
  • 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 »

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