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  • BRPD presence to be increased in North Baton Rouge after looting

    August 16, 2016 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden announced Tuesday that Baton Rouge Police will maintain a strong presence in areas of the city where looting has occurred after six were arrested overnight. Baton Rouge Police confirmed that a total of six arrests were made in the early morning hours of... more »
  • BRPD investigating Sunday morning shooting on Rembrandt

    August 14, 2016 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead late Sunday morning in Baton Rouge. 22-year-old Jered McCalope was found in a parking lot in the 6700 block of Rembrandt Avenue around 11:30 a.m. suffering from a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead... more »
  • BR 911 lines overloaded with calls for surrounding parishes

    August 13, 2016 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents of Baton Rouge attempting to use 911 this morning may be unable to get through due to the high volume of calls coming in from surrounding parishes. BRPD said as flood water has risen overnight in neighboring parishes, the calls have continued to come in.... more »
  • Man faces felony counts in threats to officer at casino

    August 11, 2016 9:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of passing out at a casino and then refusing to leave faces felony counts of public intimidation and terrorizing after authorities said he repeatedly threatened the officer who arrested him. State police said Brandon Trask fell asleep twice at a table at L'Auberge on... more »
  • Metro council vote on BRPD residency requirements deferred Play Video

    August 10, 2016 7:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE –The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council's vote regarding BRPD residency requirements was automatically deferred after the council meeting ran past 8 p.m. An overflow crowd choked the ninth floor of city hall Wednesday as the Metro Council discussed again whether police officers should be required to... more »
  • Firefighters put out SUV on fire at levee as manhunt continues

    August 9, 2016 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A manhunt remains underway for a man who bailed out of his vehicle at the end of a police pursuit near the Mississippi River early Tuesday afternoon. Multiple law enforcement agencies were on the scene by land, water and air to look for the suspect... more »
  • BRPD officer praised for saving life after Monday home invasion

    August 9, 2016 12:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge Police officer is being praised Tuesday after her quick thinking saved a life after a home invasion. The incident happened 2 a.m. Monday on Taylor Street in Baton Rouge. According to Baton Rouge Police, officer Cynthia Bethel arrived at the scene and found... more »
  • New Jersey little league team honors slain Baton Rouge officers Play Video

    August 8, 2016 6:08 PM

    HERSHEY, Pa. – A South New Jersey little league team honored Baton Rouge's fallen heroes last week in a unique way. Instead of wearing jerseys with their own names and numbers, the jersey names were replaced with the name and badge number of a fallen officer. The South Jersey... more »
  • Person stabbed in uncooperative situation Monday

    August 8, 2016 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a reported stabbing Monday afternoon. The incident happened at the intersection of North 36 Street and Zion Street around 4 p.m. Monday. Authorities were later dispatched to a shooting but police said a victim was actually stabbed but the investigation ran into roadblocks... more »
  • Councilwoman renews call for police residency requirement Play Video

    August 7, 2016 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Almost 900 officers are on the Baton Rouge Police force, but according to Metro-Councilmember Chauna Banks, 45 percent of them don't live in East Baton Rouge Parish. "During this troubling time where there's absolutely a distrust between our law enforcment and our citizens, the only way... more »
  • Metro Council to mull over police policy on Monday

    August 5, 2016 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council has called a meeting early next week to discuss possible changes to police policy. The council will convene at noon Monday on the 11th floor of the 19th JDC Building downtown to receive new information about a range of topics relating to city... more »
  • Wounded deputy remains in hospital; father says 'only hope is for a miracle'

    August 5, 2016 1:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – BRPD Deputy Nick Tullier remains in the hospital and his family says their only hope for his recovery is a miracle. Tullier's father posted on the Nick Tullier Strong Facebook page to give an update on his son's condition. His father wrote that Nick is going... more »
  • Black Lives Matter activist sues Baton Rouge over arrest

    August 4, 2016 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is suing the city of Baton Rouge over his arrest last month at a protest of a black man fatally shot during a struggle with two white police officers. Mckesson was among nearly 200 protesters arrested in Baton Rouge following... more »
  • Man arrested after bomb squad responded to report of suspicious package

    August 4, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man has been arrested after Baton Rouge Police and a bomb squad responded to a report of a suspicious package on Hermitage Drive on Thursday morning. Patrick McAdams has been arrested on a terrorizing charge, according to BRPD. Police said a suspicious package was... more »
  • BPRD looks to ID suspect in Tuesday morning armed robbery

    August 2, 2016 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives are looking to identify a man behind the armed robbery of a Government Street convenience store that happened in the early morning hours of Tuesday. Police said a male suspect entered the business, located in the 5300 block of Government Street, at around 2:45 a.m.... more »
  • 2 suspects wanted in armed robbery of Circle K

    August 1, 2016 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Detectives say they've identified one of two suspects believed to be behind the Sunday morning armed robbery of a Highland Road convenience store. Baton Rouge Police said the crime happened at the Circle K in the 5300 block of Highland Road at its intersection with Lee... more »
  • Suspects wanted for burglary of mobile phone store on North Street

    August 1, 2016 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Detectives are attempting to identify two men who are responsible for the burglary of mobile phone store on North Street. The burglary occurred at the Easy Link Wireless store on July 26 around 4 a.m. in the 3000 block of North Street. The... more »
  • Man charged with attempted murder of BRPD officer

    July 31, 2016 5:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was charged with attempted murder of a police officer after police say he pointed a gun at officers while trying to flee a crime scene. The incident happened on the 10000 block of Avenue L Street around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say... more »
  • One person dead after fiery crash on I-110

    July 29, 2016 7:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say one person is dead after crash on the southbound lanes of Interstate 110 near Weller Avenue. Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Myrone LeBlanc. Police say LeBlanc was driving a 2001 Honda Accord and attempted to merge from the center lane to... more »
  • BRPD investigating shooting after body found on Iroquois Street

    July 28, 2016 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a shooting death after the body of a man was found in the roadway on Wednesday morning. 29-year-old Cortdarryl Armstrong’s body was located at around 6:30 on the morning of July 28 in the 3900 block of Iroquois Street. Detectives have yet... 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 »
  • Mother of July 17 gunman claims body ahead of Arkansas funeral

    July 26, 2016 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The body of the lone gunman that killed three Baton Rouge officers on July 17 was released to family on Tuesday. Gavin Long's remains were claimed by his mother, Corine Woodley, and were released to a funeral home in Covington. An Arkansas funeral home is... more »
  • Man arrested after beating his brother for gas money

    July 26, 2016 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested a man after he beat his bedridden brother for gas money. BRPD responded to the 3700 block of Eaton Street in reference to an assault on Monday around 2:45 p.m. The victim told police that he got into an argument... more »
  • Central native, Dallas PD officer mourns loss of 3 more heroes

    July 25, 2016 10:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been a trying time for Senior Corporal Chris Langlois as eight of his brothers in arms from two different cities have been killed in less than a month. Langlois is a Central High School alum, an LSU graduate and Tiger Band member. He's been continuing... more »
  • Slain officer's wife speaks of forgiveness at funeral Play Video

    July 25, 2016 7:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Overcast skies and rain moved through as Montrell Jackson's fellow officers removed his flag-covered casket from the hearse that brought him to his final resting place. With her family surrounding her, Jackson's wife felt compelled to give a statement. Ternish Jackson said, "I am deeply... more »
  • Congressional committee seeks gunman's VA record

    July 25, 2016 7:20 PM

    ST. MARYS, Kan. - The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs has requested medical records from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the former Marine who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Florida Rep. Jeff Miller sent a letter dated July 21 to... more »
  • Procession for fallen officer receives huge turnout Play Video

    July 25, 2016 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people lined the streets for the funeral procession of BRPD Cpl. Montrell Jackson. Most of the people in attendance that spoke with News 2 said they braved the heat and occasional rain out of respect and solidarity for the fallen officer. Signs of... more »
  • Dozens of area restaurants participate in #25onthe25th Play Video

    July 25, 2016 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Restaurants throughout the Capital Area are donating 25 percent of their sales on July 25th with the cash going to help support the families of recently fallen Baton Rouge officers. Dozens of restaurants in the Baton Rouge area have connected with the effort, which propagated largely... more »
  • Funeral services held for BRPD Cpl. Montrell Jackson Play Video

    July 24, 2016 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Rain-soaked mourners paid their final respects to Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Montrell Jackson as taps played from a nearby bugle Monday afternoon. Jackson was buried at Greenoaks cemetery off Florida Boulevard following a service at Living Faith Christian Center. A four-mile long procession of family and... more »
  • Father of slain officer slams police union attack on local leader

    July 22, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The father of a Baton Rouge Police officer slain in Sunday's ambush shooting condemned the police union's "attack" on a councilwoman's t-shirt. In a letter to the editor to a local newspaper, Hosea Lyle Jackson, the father of BRPD officer Montrell Jackson, writes that he is... more »
  • PHOTOS: Funeral and procession of Officer Matthew Gerald

    July 22, 2016 4:41 PM

    Images from News 2 viewers and WBRZ.com viewers poured in via social media networks on Friday when Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Matthew Gerald was laid to rest. The officer was shot and killed during the gunfight that unfolded at an Airline Highway business on the morning of Sunday,... more »
  • Last Radio Call for Officer Matthew Gerald Play Video

    July 22, 2016 4:14 PM

    Headquarters 8211. Headquarters to 8211. This is the last call for 8211. Officer Matthew Gerald’s End of Watch came on July 17th, 2016. Officer Gerald served his country and his city with honor, pride and dignity. His dedication to his family, his friends and duty... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald laid to rest Play Video

    July 21, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A large crowd turned out for the first of three funerals for officers slain during last Sunday’s tragic ambush shooting. A viewing for Officer Matthew Gerald took place earlier on Friday morning at the site of his funeral service which began at 11 a.m. at Healing... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting on North 48th Wednesday night

    July 20, 2016 8:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a drive by shooting that took place Wednesday night on N. 48th Street that left one man dead and another injured. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of N. 48th Street. James Payne, 25, died on the... more »
  • Gunman's manifesto describe his actions

    July 20, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man who killed three Louisiana law enforcement officers purportedly described his actions as a "necessary evil" in a self-described manifesto that an Ohio man says was emailed to him by the gunman less than an hour before the shootings. The three-page handwritten letter was signed by... more »
  • Alton Sterling's aunt, slain officer's dad embrace, pray at memorial

    July 18, 2016 11:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alton Sterling's aunt and the father of one of the officers killed in an ambush Sunday morning in Baton Rouge met at a growing memorial for the slain officers Monday night. A photo taken by ABC News Correspondent Lana Zak shows Sandra Sterling and Hosea Jackson... more »
  • Neighbors express sadness after BRPD Officer Montrell Jackson slain Play Video

    July 18, 2016 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The community's hearts are heavy with sadness on the day after an ambush attack took the lives of three officers and injured three more. One of those men, Montrell Jackson, says they're trying to cope with a tragedy that doesn't make sense. The 32-year-old man was... more »
  • Authorities discuss vivid accounts of deadly ambush Play Video

    July 18, 2016 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor John Bel Edwards briefed the press on Monday afternoon to provide updates on the investigation into a tragic shooting that took the lives of three officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday. The governor began his address by noting that six days have passed before the... more »
  • Officer killed in Sunday shooting was devoted family man

    July 18, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The neighbor of one of the slain officers in Baton Rouge says that if 41-year-old Matthew Gerald had been hardened by his years in the military, you couldn't tell it when he became an officer and got his squad car. Ashley Poe says Gerald seemed so... more »
  • Gunman's location unknown for several minutes Play Video

    July 17, 2016 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to radio traffic, Baton Rouge police answered a report of a man with an assault rifle and were met by gunfire - and for several long minutes, didn't know where it was coming from. Nearly 2½ minutes after the first "Officer down!"... more »
  • Slain BRPD officer had made emotional Facebook post

    July 17, 2016 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A friend of the family of a Baton Rouge police officer shot and killed Sunday confirms he posted an emotional Facebook message just days ago about the challenges of being a police officer. Erika Green told The Associated Press Sunday that she is friends of the... more »
  • Judge agrees to release man accused of stealing guns appeared in court; bond revoked on previous charges Play Video

    July 15, 2016 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man accused of stealing guns from a pawn shop told investigators he was motivated by money, despite claims that an alleged accomplice said they stole firearms to shoot police officers. Twenty-year-old Malik Bridgewater made his initial appearance in federal magistrate court on Friday... more »
  • Funeral of Alton Sterling Play Video

    July 15, 2016 9:59 AM

    CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR LIVE COVERAGE BATON ROUGE - A large number of family and friends of a man killed during a BRPD officer-involved shooting spent midday Friday at the man's funeral despite mid-morning storms. Hearse just arrived at F. G. Clark Activity Center at Southern... more »
  • ACLU files lawsuit claiming BRPD violated rights of protesters

    July 13, 2016 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The ACLU of Louisiana and other civil rights groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department and other law enforcement agencies that were present for protests last weekend. In that lawsuit, the ACLU claims that the First Amendment rights of demonstrators were... more »
  • Lawyer: Sterling family wants indictment in case

    July 13, 2016 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney for relatives of a black man who was fatally shot during a struggle with two white Baton Rouge police officers is urging Louisiana's attorney general to "fight for justice" in the case. The lawyer, Justin Bamberg, told reporters Wednesday that Alton Sterling's family is... more »
  • Alton Sterling's 15-year-old son to speak Wednesday morning

    July 12, 2016 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alton Sterling’s 15-year-old son, Cameron Sterling, will speak out for the first time tomorrow since his father was killed during an officer-involved shooting last week. The speaking engagement is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., and will take place in front of the Triple S convenience store on... more »
  • Prosecutor says he won't have access to fed case

    July 11, 2016 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general says he won't have access to the federal investigation on the Alton Sterling shooting until it's completed and a decision has been made on potential federal charges. Attorney General Jeff Landry's statement came minutes after the district attorney in the parish were Sterling died... more »
  • Protesters call for Mayor Holden's resignation at BR City Hall Play Video

    July 11, 2016 3:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Protests are continuing at BR City Hall on Monday afternoon with many of the protesters calling for Mayor-President “Kip” Holden’s resignation in the wake of an officer-involved killing that has rocked the city to its core. Just before 2 p.m., a group of demonstrators was gathered... more »
  • TIMELINE: Alton Sterling shooting and protests

    July 10, 2016 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge. Video of the shooting sparked a wildfire of public outcry from around the nation. more »
  • Sterling's family doesn't want death to be 'race thing'

    July 9, 2016 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE -A Louisiana woman says she doesn't want the death of her son's father, a black man killed by white police officers, to "be a race thing." Quinyetta McMillon wouldn't say, however, whether she believes police would have treated Alton Sterling the same way had he been white. McMillon... more »

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