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  • 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 »
  • Mother of Sterling's son disputes he had a gun

    July 8, 2016 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of Alton Sterling's son says she didn't know Sterling to carry a gun and doesn't believe he had one with him the night he was shot to death. Quinyetta McMillon told The Associated Press on Friday: "I do not believe in my heart that... more »
  • Law enforcement agencies meet to discuss safety in wake of protest shootings

    July 8, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness was the site of a Friday morning meeting between law enforcement agencies in the Baton Rouge area to discuss safety ahead of Thursday night's deadly shootings during a Dallas protest. Louisiana State Police, Baton Rouge Police and... more »
  • Gov. Edwards meets with U.S. Attorney, LSP ahead of Sterling investigation

    July 7, 2016 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards, J. Walter Green, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, and Col. Mike Edmonson, Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police (LSP), met to discuss the ongoing investigation into the Tuesday morning shooting of Alton Sterling. On Wednesday, Gov. Edwards and Baton... more »
  • Contributions surpass $480,000 for shooting victim's family

    July 7, 2016 3:05 PM

    NEW YORK - An online appeal to raise college funds for the five children of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man killed early Tuesday by police has surpassed $480,000 in less than a day. The campaign, posted on the Gofundme.com website , raised contributions for the family of Alton Sterling from... more »
  • CATS prepared to adjust routes should traffic accompany protests

    July 7, 2016 2:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) says it will be monitoring the volume and flow of traffic in the area of vigils and protests for recently slain Alton Sterling over the coming days. Peaceful gatherings are planned throughout the city, and CATS intends to stay ahead... more »
  • Police: four injured in North Lobdell Ave. morning shooting

    July 7, 2016 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say four people were injured and one person is in critical condition after an early morning shooting in Baton Rouge Thursday. According to the Baton Rouge Police, four people were shot after a verbal argument turned physical in the 2000 block of North Lobdell Avenue... more »
  • Governor Edwards attends vigil for Alton Sterling

    July 7, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards is attending a vigil and meeting with federal officials for an update on the investigation into the police shooting death of a Baton Rouge man. The governor's office said Edwards will attend a 6 p.m. prayer vigil with community and faith leaders... more »
  • Together BR urges transparency, thoroughness in Sterling investigation Play Video

    July 7, 2016 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Together Baton Rouge’s press conference concerning the officer-involved shooting that took the life of Alton Sterling on Tuesday morning began with condolences and a prayer with more than 100 faith and community leaders in attendance. The media event took place at Wesley United Methodist Church on... more »
  • Protesters turn out to vigil at site of deadly officer-involved shooting Play Video

    July 6, 2016 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a morning that included an emotional appearance by Alton Sterling's family along with comments from Baton Rouge Police and Gov. John Bel Edwards, a vigil is getting underway at the site of Tuesday night's shooting. The vigil for 37-year-old Alton Sterling, killed in an early... more »
  • ACLU raises questions about officers' bodycams

    July 6, 2016 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the ACLU Louisiana says serious questions need to be asked whether body cameras were working properly when two white officers fatally shot a black man outside a convenience store. Baton Rouge police said earlier Wednesday that the bodycam footage became dislodged during an... more »
  • Shooting death of Alton Sterling - Everything We Know Play Video

    July 6, 2016 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning. Video of the shooting sparked a wildfire of public outcry from around the nation. Here is everything we know about the shooting death of Alton Sterling: Two Videos of officer-involved shooting released ... more »
  • Man describes taking video of police shooting

    July 6, 2016 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The man who says he shot video of police fatally shooting a black man in Baton Rouge says he has been distributing the footage on social media as a service to the community. Arthur Reed told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that he and a... more »
  • BRPD names officers involved in deadly officer-involved shooting

    July 6, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department addressed the media on the morning after an officer-involved shooting took the life of a Baton Rouge man. The names of the BRPD officers involved are Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II. Salamoni is a 4-year veteran of the force, while... more »
  • 2 teens arrested after stolen LSU golf cart joyride

    July 4, 2016 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said two teens were arrested after officers put an end to their joyride on golf carts stolen from LSU on Monday. A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were taken into custody, but the rest of the group of teenagers escaped. Officers responded to the scene... more »
  • BRPD assisting New Orleans police in search for missing woman

    June 30, 2016 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department is assisting police in New Orleans in the search for a missing woman. Chanda Smith, 38, went missing around 1 p.m. from the Sheraton Hotel in the 500 block of Canal Street on Sunday, June 26. Smith is a white female, 5'2... more »
  • Man accused of holding ex-girlfriend captive after break-up

    June 28, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man accused of breaking into the apartment he once shared with an ex-girlfriend, stealing electronics and briefly holding her captive. 26-year-old Marquis Knox, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, criminal damage to property,... more »
  • Man accused of opening fire on home with people inside

    June 24, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested a man on attempted murder charges after he was accused of shooting at a home while people were inside. On June 23 around 3:48 p.m. BRPD responded to the 1400 block of Convention Street in reference to a shots fired call.... more »
  • Man accused of raping 11-year-old in 2 different BREC parks

    June 24, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The BRPD Special Victims Unit reported the arrest of a man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in two different BREC parks on separate occasions. 53-year-old Tommy Lee Atkins was booked into the parish prison on charges of aggravated rape, oral sexual battery, molestation of a... more »
  • Attorney, police confirm suspect in teacher's murder fathered child

    June 23, 2016 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police confirmed Thursday that Robert Marks, suspected in the murder of Lyntell Washington, was the father of her unborn child. Marks is accused of shooting Washington and dumping her body at the edge of a sugarcane field in Iberville Parish. He is also accused of leaving... more »
  • Police use Taser to subdue man after threatening officers

    June 23, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police used a Taser to subdue a man that allegedly told officers he would have them fired because he knew the District Attorney during an early Wednesday morning arrest. 26-year-old Adam Simoneaux was booked on charges of simple battery, criminal damage to public property, intimidation and... more »
  • BRPD trains officers to use medical kits Play Video

    June 22, 2016 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police are handing out medical kits to police officers on the streets to help those in need before EMS gets to the scene. Inside the medical kits are items such as tourniquets and bandages. Officers ran through some scenarios on Wednesday on how to use... more »
  • Accused killer's lawyers: There are inconsistencies in police reports Play Video

    June 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorneys for a man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend slammed the police investigation into the matter in an exclusive interview with WBRZ Tuesday. "They don't have a case," one attorney told News 2's Brett Buffington. The two New Orleans-area attorneys are working to... more »
  • Ex-Schlittz & Giggles employee arrested after threatening to 'shoot up' restaurant

    June 20, 2016 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a former employee of a local pizzeria after he threatened to shoot up the restaurant after he was fired. 22-year-old Arthur Robinson was booked on one count of terrorizing after his arrest by Baton Rouge Police on Saturday. Robinson was... more »
  • Police investigating shooting on Vanderbilt Drive

    June 18, 2016 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are currently investigating a shooting on Vanderbilt Drive in Baton Rouge Saturday night. The shooting happened on Vanderbilt Drive in Baton Rouge around 9:50 p.m. Saturday. A caller told Baton Rouge Police that she heard at least 8 shots fired in the area. Baton... more »
  • Man accused of breaking out of hospital, stealing ambulance

    June 18, 2016 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials say a man broke out of a psychiatric care hospital and stole an ambulance before leading police on a chase across Baton Rouge Saturday morning. Baton Rouge Police say the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. According to arrest records, 40-year-old Christopher Porter escaped the... more »
  • Man accused of raping 14-year-old at gunpoint multiple times

    June 17, 2016 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a registered sex offender Friday morning after he was accused of raping and molesting a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint on multiple occasions. 36-year-old Corey Williams was booked on two counts of first degree rape and molestation of a juvenile after BRPD arrested him Friday... more »
  • Woman tries to run over man with child in back seat, hits CATS bus

    June 17, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is in Baton Rouge Police custody on Friday after investigators said she tried to run a man over with her car before crashing into a CATS bus with her eight-month-old child in the back seat. Niesha Wiggins, 20, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault,... more »
  • Man, 13-year-old arrested for possession of stolen guns

    June 16, 2016 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man and a 13-year-old were arrested Wednesday night for possession of stolen guns. According to Baton Rouge Police detectives, officers made contact with 46-year-old Reggil Harris and an unnamed 13-year-old in the Banks subdivision after receiving information that the teen had... more »
  • Man shot during armed robbery attempt on N. Acadian

    June 15, 2016 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is in police custody after he was shot in the leg when gunfire was exchanged during an attempted armed robbery in a North Acadian Thruway parking lot. 17-year-old Ja’Andrea Sherman was booked into the parish prison on charges of attempted armed robbery and attempted... more »
  • Four BRPD officers named in lawsuit over excessive force Play Video

    June 14, 2016 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A grieving mother and father are suing the Baton Rouge Police Department and four of its officers claiming their actions led to their loved ones death. Kevin Bajoie, 32, was tazed in North Baton Rouge last year. He died of a heart attack later. Tonight, Bajoie and his... more »
  • Police looking for suspects behind April dollar store break-in

    June 13, 2016 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking to identify a trio of suspects captured on security cameras as they burglarized a Baton Rouge area dollar store this spring. Detectives said three men entered the Family Dollar located in the 3800 block of Choctaw Drive at around 4 a.m. on Apr.... more »
  • BRPD seeks accused rapist

    June 13, 2016 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a rape that happened earlier in June. 59-year-old Quinters Demetrius Bouie is wanted by detectives after he was accused of pushing a woman down onto his bed and raping her. Police said the crime happened at... more »
  • BRPD: Man waited hours to bring daughter shot in the face to hospital

    June 10, 2016 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police arrested a man Thursday after they say he waited two hours to bring his three-year-old daughter to the hospital after she was accidentally shot in the face. Baton Rouge Police arrested 25-year-old Hollis Clark on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,... more »

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