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  • Mother in critical condition after shooting on Lake Lawford Ct. Play Video

    February 22, 2017 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Authorities say a mother of three is in critical condition after a shooting on Lake Lawford Court off South Sherwood Forest Boulevard Wednesday morning. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested Carl Thompson, Jr. for attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. The... more »
  • BRPD thanks 56-year-old woman for saving officer during attack Play Video

    February 19, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was rushed to the hospital after he was attacked during a traffic stop on Harry Drive Sunday morning. According to BRPD, the officer found 28-year-old Thomas Bennett sleeping in a parked vehicle around 7:50 a.m. in the 8400 block of Harry... more »
  • BRPD responding to shooting on Evangeline Street

    February 16, 2017 11:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD is responding to a shooting on Evangeline Street. According to BRPD officials, it happened after 10:30 p.m. on Evangeline Street near Plank Road. According to sources on scene, a female victim was shot while inside a car after an altercation. Sources on scene... more »
  • Body found on Mills Ave. prompts murder investigation

    February 14, 2017 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a body found off Mills Avenue has prompted a possible murder investigation Tuesday morning. Baton Rouge Police say that 53-year-old Roosevelt Florida Jr. was found shot to death and lying on the side of the roadway in the 700 block of Mills Avenue around... more »
  • Special Response Team responds to Crown Ave. standoff

    February 9, 2017 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge Police Special Response Team responded to a tense situation outside a home on Crown Avenue. Police say that a woman called after her boyfriend took her car. Before police arrived to the scene, the man then barricaded himself inside a bedroom before 11... more »
  • Mississippi 'Back the Badge' bill passes House after emotional debate

    February 8, 2017 10:04 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has voted to triple the penalties for committing violence against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency responders. The 85-31 vote came Wednesday only after several black representatives talked about how they or their loved ones had been racially profiled or treated harshly by the... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • Officer hurt in pothole crash expected to recover; road to get improvements Play Video

    February 3, 2017 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say the motorcycle officer hurt in a crash on Airline Highway Wednesday is expected to fully recover. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the officer is in moderate condition with a broken leg and other minor injuries. The crash happened just before 2... more »
  • Exclusive: Video shows murder suspect arrested at BR hotel Play Video

    February 2, 2017 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A murder suspect came out of a hotel room with his hands raised, heeding the commands of nearby officers who had their guns drawn. Baton Rouge Police and its special response unit surrounded the room at the Magnuson Hotel near Airline and I-12 around 3 p.m.... more »
  • Broome rolls out BRPD use of force policy changes Play Video

    February 1, 2017 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome held a press conference Thursday morning outlining several new policies for the Baton Rouge Police Department regarding use of force. On Thursday, Broome stated that her administration had examined the department's use of force policy and agreed upon the following changes that... more »
  • BRPD to offer concealed handgun class for women Feb. 18

    January 30, 2017 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering a concealed handgun class for women on Feb. 18. The class will be taught by BRPD firearm instructors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joint Law Enforcement Training Center located at 999 W. Irene Road in Zachary. The... more »
  • BRPD vehicle shot overnight on W. McKinley Street

    January 29, 2017 8:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating after an unoccupied Baton Rouge Police vehicle was found damaged after a shooting Saturday night. According to BRPD Sgt. Don Coppola Jr., police received a shots fired call around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night in the 600 block of W. McKinley Street. Sunday, officers... more »
  • BRPD Union meets with Mayor-President for first time

    January 27, 2017 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Tensions between the Baton Rouge Police Union and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome may be easing. For the first time since becoming mayor, Broome and Baton Rouge Police Union President Bryan Taylor met to talk about the future of the department. Sgt. Taylor remained tight-lipped in... more »
  • Suspect wanted for shooting on N. 23rd Street; victim in critical condition

    January 24, 2017 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are attempting to identify a suspect accused of shooting a man on Jan. 20 on North 23rd Street near Jefferson Avenue. Investigators believe the shooting was a result of an argument between the suspect and the victim, a 35-year-old man. The... more »
  • Police: one man shot in chest on Yaun Drive

    January 22, 2017 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say one person was shot on Yaun Drive in Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Yaun Drive and Charles Street. According to Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely, one male victim was shot in the upper... more »
  • BRPD offering free self-defense classes for women

    January 10, 2017 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering free self-defense classes for women later this month. The classes will be held at the Baton Rouge Department Training Academy located at 9000 Airline Highway. The class sessions are as follows: Session 1 Tuesday, Jan. 31 ... more »
  • Man shot during apparent robbery on North 35th Street

    January 10, 2017 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating an early morning incident where a man was shot during an apparent robbery. The incident occurred in the 1200 block of North 35th Street around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. According to BRPD, a 40-year-old man suffered from a... more »
  • 13 year old charged with arson after Avenue C fire

    January 3, 2017 7:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 13 year old will be charged with simple arson after firefighters battled a fire on Avenue C Tuesday afternoon. Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesperson Curt Monte said the fire started around 3:30 p.m. in the 9900 block of Avenue C. The fire, located at the... more »
  • Man injured following shooting on Clayton Drive

    December 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to a shooting Monday afternoon in the 4900 block of Clayton Drive. The shooting occurred around 1:30 p.m. According to BRPD, one man was shot and his injuries were not life threatening. Check back for updates as more... more »
  • Police searching for driver involved in fatal crash on North 22nd St.

    December 25, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for the driver of a 2002 Ford F-150 that was involved in a vehicle crash that left one person dead on N. 22nd St. Saturday evening. According to BRPD, the fatal crash occurred around 7:50 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of N.... more »
  • Friday evening shooting on Denham St. leaves one dead

    December 24, 2016 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A shooting that occurred on Denham St. Friday evening left one person dead, according to police. BRPD said around 10:10 p.m. Friday evening, Kendrick Bell, 28, was shot multiple times in the 4000 block of Denham Street. Bell died at the scene. The motive to... more »
  • Victim identified in fatal shooting on Education St.

    December 23, 2016 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police responded to a fatal shooting in Baton Rouge Friday night. Authorities said the shooting occurred around 9:10 p.m. in the 500 block of Education St. near Napoleon. The victim, Charles Porter, 43, was found lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound to... more »
  • BRPD investigating Thursday shooting near North Boulevard and 14th Street

    December 23, 2016 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Thursday night near the area of North Boulevard and 14th Street. The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. near the interstate overpass. According to BRPD, two people were injured and their injuries are not life-threatening. ... more »
  • Police investigating Thursday shooting on West Chimes Play Video

    December 22, 2016 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred on West Chimes Street that left one 29-year-old man injured. Investigators say that a suspect entered a man's home to possibly rob him. A struggle ensued and the suspect shot the man. The man was... more »
  • Man faces attempted murder after Wednesday shooting

    December 18, 2016 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man faces attempted murder charges after a shooting in Baton Rouge Wednesday. According to arrest records, a victim told 31-year-old Tedrick Chambers to leave his home Wednesday. Chambers then puleld out a revolver and shot at the victim three times before fleeing the... more »
  • Suspect wanted for shooting at Circle K on Plank Road

    December 14, 2016 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are attempting to identify a suspect accused of shooting a man in the Circle K parking lot on Plank Road. The shooting occurred on Dec. 4 around 2:15 a.m. when the suspect followed a man out of the Circle K and began... more »
  • Baton Rouge police officer cleared in Earth Day altercation

    December 12, 2016 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police haven't found sufficient evidence to support an excessive force complaint against an officer who punched a teenage boy arrested at an Earth Day celebration. The Advocate reports that Sgt. Todd Bourgoyne was placed on leave but returned to active duty after an internal affairs... more »
  • BRPD: Officer okay after crash on Siegen Lane

    December 11, 2016 9:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are currently investigating an officer involved crash on Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon. The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of Siegen Lane and Rieger Road. Baton Rouge Police spokesperson L’jean McKneely said that details are still limited but that... more »
  • Judge asked to approve settlement over protest arrests

    December 1, 2016 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys have asked a federal judge to approve a settlement that awards up to $45,000 in cash payments to dozens of protesters arrested in Baton Rouge following a black man's fatal shooting by police. A court filing Wednesday spells out details of the settlement agreement with the... more »
  • 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting on N. 47th Street

    November 30, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police have been called to a double shooting in North Baton Rouge. The crime scene is in the 1100 block of 47th Street. According to sources, one victim was shot and killed. A second person is being treated for minor injuries News 2's Mark Armstrong... more »
  • Baton Rouge Union of Police condemns Metro Council following protesters settlement

    November 29, 2016 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following a settlement reached last week involving demonstrators from the Alton Sterling protests in July, the Baton Rouge Union of Police released a statement reprimanding City Council for their decision. Part of the statement reads: "The repercussions of this payoff is not only a slap... more »
  • Shooter in Essen melee was murdered woman's live-in boyfriend Play Video

    November 27, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two people are dead and two others are injured after a shooting on Essen Lane led to a manhunt and shootout with deputies Sunday night. According to the coroner's office, 30-year-old April Peck and 48-year-old Terrell Walker were killed. Walker was identified as Peck's live-in boyfriend. ... more »
  • BRPD officers to assist drivers during holiday traffic on Sunday

    November 25, 2016 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department plan to have officers along the interstate to assist drivers on Sunday due to the expected increased volume of holiday traffic. According to BRPD, last year the department placed eight officers on the interstate for rapid response in clearing the roadway... more »
  • BRPD: Man impersonates officer, threatens motorist over traffic grudge

    November 24, 2016 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man has been arrested after police say he threatened a man Monday over a traffic incident that happened four months ago. According to arrest records, a victim told Baton Rouge Police that he pulled into a Perkins Road parking lot when he was... more »
  • Chief: Body cameras on all Baton Rouge officers by spring

    November 11, 2016 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department hopes to wrap up a body camera pilot program and begin rolling the devices out to all front-line officers by this spring. Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. told the Baton Rouge Body Camera Task Force on Thursday a decision on how or whether... more »
  • BRPD to offer concealed weapon permit class Nov. 26

    November 9, 2016 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering a concealed handgun permit class later this month. The class will be offered on Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will be held at the Joint Law Enforcement Training Center located at 999 W. Irene Road... more »
  • Decomposed body found on Napoleon Street identified

    November 6, 2016 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A body found decomposed on Napoleon Street on Sunday has been identified, BRPD reported on Monday. According to BRPD, the body has been identified as 36-year-old Marquell Gardner. According to BRPD, Gardner's last known address was located in LaPlace. Officers say a passerby noticed a... more »
  • Teen dead following Nebraska Street shooting

    November 2, 2016 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating a shooting that left one teen dead on Nebraska Street. Detectives found 18-year-old Keondrae Ricks shot in the 1900 block of Nebraska Street just after midnight on Wednesday. According to BRPD, Ricks was lying in the street with multiple gunshot... more »
  • Illegally parked car leads to stolen gun, open container arrest

    October 30, 2016 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police say a car illegally parked in a BREC park led to one man being arrested and officers recovering a stolen firearm. According to arrest records, a patrolling officer spotted a car illegally parked in a BREC park after dark Saturday night, violating a... more »
  • Man charged with 11 counts of attempted murder for shooting into home

    October 23, 2016 3:39 PM

    BAKER – A Baton Rouge man was charged with 11 counts of attempted murder after Baker Police say he fired multiple shots into a home earlier this month. According to arrest records, the shooting happened before 3:50 p.m. on Oct. 13 at an unidentified home in Baker. One... more »
  • Man accused of dialing 911 42 times in two days

    October 21, 2016 3:03 PM

    Baton Rouge – A Baton Rouge man was charged with improper use of 911 after police say he called the emergency number 42 times over a two-day span. According to arrest records, officers were dispatched to 48-year-old Fredrick Wright’s home Thursday after he dialed 911 on a cell phone.... more »
  • Police investigating racial slur left on LSU students' door Play Video

    October 20, 2016 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating a door decoration with racial slurs left on a student's off-campus apartment door Wednesday night. LSU political science junior Clarke Perkins tweeted Wednesday night that her door decoration was damaged and “go back 2 Africa N--- monkeys” was written on its side. ... more »
  • Police name 2 of 3 suspects in death of woman shot at event hall

    October 6, 2016 9:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified two of the three suspects in the shooting of a woman, found dead inside an event rental hall Wednesday. BRPD says 18-year-old Marquise Bailey and Donnie Tyler were arrested by the BRPD SRT Team for the murder of Youlanda Hunter and attempted murder... more »
  • BRPD to offer free self-defense classes for women

    September 29, 2016 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is offering free self-defense classes for women next month. The class will be held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Training Academy located at 9000 Airline Highway from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. for each session. The session dates are... more »
  • Man walking with AR-15 arrested near elementary school

    September 28, 2016 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man seen walking near a school with an AR-15 slung across his chest was arrested Monday. Around 5 p.m. Monday, Baton Rouge Police officers were dispatched to S. 19 th Street after numerous complaints that a man was walking the area with an... more »
  • Man high on mojo used 'superhuman strength' to punch officers, steal police car

    September 18, 2016 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man high on synthetic marijuana, wearing only underwear, used ‘superhuman strength’ to push five officers off of him before attempting to flee in a BRPD police car. Baton Rouge Police officers responded to a call at the Capital Mobile Home Park on Plank... more »
  • BRPD Homicide Unit investigating shooting off Maplewood Drive

    September 18, 2016 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting off Airline Highway Sunday night. The shooting happened at the intersection of Arbor Vitae Drive and Maplewood Drive after 8 p.m. Sunday. Baton Rouge Police said details are limited at this time, but one person... more »
  • Accident involving car and motorcycle causes delays on I-12 East at Millerville

    September 13, 2016 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of I-12 East at Millerville are open following a car and motorcycle accident that has caused traffic delays. The accident happened on I-12 East near Millerville Road on Tuesday just before 4 p.m. According to EMS, one person has been transported from the scene, however... more »
  • BRPD investigating murder of 69-year-old woman following Oaklon Drive burglary

    September 13, 2016 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are investigating the murder of a 69-year-old woman following a burglary that occurred on Oaklon Drive last month. Officers responded to the 4900 block of Oaklon Drive on Aug. 11 to the burglary of a home and found Earnestine Johnson lying on the... more »
  • Woman shot on Jackson Ave., transported to hospital

    September 8, 2016 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman was transported to the hospital after being shot from a vehicle on Jackson Ave around 9 p.m. Thursday. Her current condition is unknown according to BRPD. More information will be added to this story as it becomes available. more »
  • 'This is the police. We have your kids.' Woman charged with child desertion

    September 8, 2016 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge woman was charged with child desertion after leaving three small children under the age of 9 unattended at her home. According to arrest records, Baton Rouge Police were dispatched to a home on Byron Street Wednesday night in reference to an... more »
  • Wife of slain Baton Rouge officer announces pregnancy

    September 8, 2016 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of an officer killed in a lone gunman's ambush in Baton Rouge in July has announced that she's pregnant. Dechia Gerald said she believes she conceived just five days before her husband, 41-year-old Officer Matthew Gerald, died in the line of duty. Gerald, Officer Montrell... more »
  • Woman arrested for calling 911 eleven times

    September 6, 2016 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE – BRPD arrested a woman over the weekend for calling 911 eleven times. On Saturday, Sept. 3 around 10: 30 a.m., 35-year-old Crystal Harris called 911 repeatedly without being in need of medical or police assistance. Harris was advised on the tenth call that if she called... more »
  • Suspects wanted for stealing money from Airline Hwy gas station

    September 1, 2016 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are attempting to identify a man and woman who are accused of stealing money from a Chevron gas station. According to BRPD, the two stole money from the Bengal Chevron gas station located in the 9900 block of Airline Highway on May... more »
  • Baton Rouge man wanted for second-degree rape

    August 31, 2016 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are looking for a Baton Rouge man accused of raping a 40-year-old woman after driving her from a local bar. According to Baton Rouge Police, 33-year-old Gregory Warren Johnson is wanted on second-degree rape charges. Investigators say the victim states she woke up during... more »
  • 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 »

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