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  • Village may shake up police department structure Play Video

    September 15, 2015 6:36 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - The Village of French Settlement in Livingston Parish may ask voters to decide whether to continue electing a chief of police or to let the mayor and aldermen appoint one instead. French Settlement Mayor Toni Guitrau feels the time is right to put the issue on the... more »
  • Local police chief prepares to testify against federal truck legislation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 9, 2015 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Proposed federal legislation would allow 18 wheelers to be even bigger. Average trucks are about 70 to 80 feet long. If the legislation were to be approved, the trucks could be as long as 90 feet, equivalent to two school buses. Chief Scott Jones of... more »
  • Body cameras deployed for Plaquemine police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 7, 2015 6:48 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Police officers in Plaquemine are now required to wear body cameras while on patrol, and the cameras started hitting the streets this week. Officers started wearing the devices Monday. Police Chief Kenneth Payne said it's already proving to be beneficial. "Body cameras just make sense. They... more »
  • Former police chief pleads no contest to malfeasance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Brusly's former police chief pleaded "no contest" to malfeasance charges Thursday in connection with a missing guns and cash case from his time in office. Jamie Whaley didn't utter a word as he exited the courtroom. He admitted to stealing guns and forging signatures on department... more »
  • Judge rules against plaintiffs in Baton Rouge court lawsuit

    June 10, 2015 8:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson has denied a lawsuit that seeks to remake the racial balance of the five-judge Baton Rouge City Court. Jackson urged the Legislature Tuesday to update its boundaries and election setup in a way he legally could not so they would conform with... more »
  • Police chief arrested in probe into topless bar

    May 25, 2015 2:36 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Jeanerette's police chief has been placed on paid leave following his arrest on charges relating to the investigation of a Lafayette topless bar. Marvin Grogan was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Friday on one count of malfeasance in office and three counts of compounding a felony.... more »
  • Lafayette Police: Jeanerette police chief arrested

    May 23, 2015 2:09 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Police in Lafayette say the police chief of a neighboring town has been arrested. A statement from the Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force says Jeanerette police chief Marvin Grogan was arrested Friday night by task force members and state police. The warrant lists charges of malfeasance in office... more »
  • Springfield city leaders replace chief of police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:09 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - City leaders replaced the police chief Wednesday night. James Jones resigned after taking a plea deal for charges involving a DWI cover-up. Part of the deal was that he had to quit his job. Jones submitted his letter of resignation and the alderman voted to appoint... more »
  • Louisiana police agency abolished amid scandals

    May 20, 2015 9:57 AM

    SORRENTO- Marred by lawsuits, federal charges and a disgraced former police chief, the Sorrento Police Department has officially been shut down by the town council. The Sorrento Town Council unanimously approved Tuesday an ordinance to abolish the police department. The town's voters had agreed in November to abolish the Police... more »
  • St. George Fire Department to hire more firefighters check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 7, 2015 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. George Fire Department Chief Jerry Tarleton said his department is battling a different kind of fire right now: a worrying shortage of recruits. Tarleton said right now the department is down 23 firefighters, which is impacting their ability to bring all their equipment to bear... more »
  • Ferguson chief resigns in wake of scathing federal report

    March 11, 2015 3:36 PM

    FERGUSON - The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. A city official with knowledge of the situation said Thomas Jackson submitted... more »
  • Maringouin mayor calls for an end to 'fire fiasco' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2015 10:30 PM

    MARINGOUIN - Monday, the new mayor broke her silence about her decision to replace the town's fire chief; a decision that has brought controversy to the streets of this usually quiet Iberville Parish community. "At the end of the day, he's out," Mayor Demi Vorise said. "It's my decision;... more »
  • Trial date set for former Brusly police chief

    February 2, 2015 1:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The former Brusly police chief accused of stealing guns and cash from his own department is scheduled to go to trial in April. Jamie Whaley and his attorneys met with prosecutors for a pre-trial conference Monday. The trial date was set for April 20, with pre-trial... more »
  • WBR parish-wide fire chief resigns

    January 12, 2015 1:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The first parish-wide fire chief for West Baton Rouge Parish resigned less than a year after landing the position. The parish president's office said Chief Charles Stephens resigned at the Board of Commissioners meeting Jan. 8. Stephens isn't leaving the department, but said he thinks he... more »
  • St. George fire district requesting tax increase check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 6, 2015 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The St. George Fire Protection District says they have reached a point where something had to be done to keep their doors open. The district is requesting a 2-mill tax increase for property owners, after decades of losing property to other parts of the parish. "The... more »
  • 911: Police chief said he accidentally shot wife

    January 1, 2015 1:40 PM

    PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Investigators say a police chief in Georgia reported that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day. Her condition is unclear, and no charges have been filed. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Sherry Lang says Peachtree City police Chief William McCollom called 911 around 4:15... more »
  • Police mourn fallen officer, first in department's history check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 30, 2014 10:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Officer James Foster, 39, died Tuesday after he was involved in a wreck the night before, and the pain of a department was written on Police Chief Scott Jones' face. "He was an incredible police officer," Jones said before he became overwhelmed with emotions. "He was... more »
  • Board's letter to chief, captain addresses cover up allegations

    December 23, 2014 12:14 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city's municipal civil service board accuse the city's police chief and a department captain of cover ups and playing with the safety of fellow officers and citizens in letters sent to the two men and obtained by the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit . The... more »
  • Homeland Security chief faces GOP critics on immigration

    December 2, 2014 2:31 PM

    WASHINGTON- The House will vote this week to go on record as disapproving President Barack Obama's executive actions to curb deportations for millions of immigrants here illegally. Speaker John Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with House Republicans Tuesday morning, along with plans to vote next week on... more »
  • Grandma chief of officer-less force wants her salary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 6, 2014 10:16 PM

    SORRENTO - The new police chief attended Thursday's town council meeting, set on getting her salary even though voters shutdown her department two days earlier. Fern Barnett won the election for Sorrento's chief of police by default when other candidates resigned ahead of the election. The department has no... more »
  • Sorrento PD chief sits on resignation decision check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 5, 2014 6:26 PM

    SORRENTO - The people of Sorrento voted to abolish their police department, but current police chief Fern Barnett says she hasn't made a decision to resign or not yet. She released this statement Wednesday: "I gave the residents a chance to make a choice. They made their choice, now... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Police department under civil service investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 16, 2014 10:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Civil Service Commission voted to investigate the town's police department following allegations about misconduct made against the chief and two other officers. Former officer, Jared Kreamer, accuses Chief Scott Jones, Captain Steve Kistler and Sergeant Russell Munzell of tampering with evidence and covering... more »
  • Sorrento makes no moves on $500,000 lawsuit check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2014 9:40 PM

    SORRENTO - City leaders met in executive session Tuesday to discuss a $500,000 lawsuit filed by a woman who said the town's former chief of police assaulted her while she was detained. Earl Theriot resigned in February over the allegation. He was convicted of lying to the FBI about... more »
  • NFL says mistake made in player prayer penalty

    September 30, 2014 9:15 AM

    KANSAS CITY, MO - The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception. NFL spokesman Michael Signora writes in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that "the officiating mechanic... more »
  • New Central police chief wants just $99/month

    June 24, 2014 9:56 PM

    CENTRAL - The next top cop in Central asked the city council to cut his pay since collecting a full time salary risks his retirement. Tuesday night, the council granted Chief-elect James Salsbury's odd request with no opposition. Salsbury retired from the Baton Rouge Police Department in 2005... more »
  • Officer in wheelchair terminated, not certified to fire weapon check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 9, 2014 10:36 PM

    BRUSLY - A school resource officer, who should have been certified to fire his department-issued weapon, was terminated by Interim Brusly Police Chief Richie Johnson because he was not able to officially carry a gun. Gill Banta was hired in December 2008 at the direction of then-Chief Jamie Whaley.... more »
  • Brusly mayor, council in disbelief over chief resignation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 14, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRUSLY - The mayor and city council went behind closed doors Monday night at the request of Asst. District Attorney Tony Clayton, to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct. The executive session lasted for about 45 min. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley announced plans to resign from... more »
  • Plaquemine discusses indicted chief check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 11, 2014 6:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - People in Plaquemine are not happy to have a man indicted on criminal charges patrolling their streets, and town officials said they're discussing his employment. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley was indicted Thursday by a West Baton Rouge Grand Jury on one count of felony theft and... more »
  • New mayor, chief elected in Central

    April 5, 2014 10:46 PM

    CENTRAL- Voters elected a new mayor and police chief and began to fill their town council during an election Saturday. "Jr." Shelton was elected mayor with 59% of the vote and James Salsbury was elected chief with 52% of the vote. About 7600 people cast a ballot. "Shane"... more »
  • Notice to get rid of Sorrento PD posted check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 20, 2014 4:43 PM

    SORRENTO - The fate of a troubled police department could come down to a vote by the town council, and eventually its residents. Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert published his plan to get rid of the police chief position and the department. Two weeks ago, the previous chief, Earl... more »
  • Suit: cops purposefully looked for affair, embarrassment check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2014 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Court documents allege police were on a witch hunt when they used a warrant to obtain the cell phone of a woman reportedly having an affair with former police chief Dewayne White. Kim McCants filed a lawsuit against the department, the city-parish government, and police officers -... more »
  • Still no insurance after Sorrento meeting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 4, 2014 10:28 PM

    SORRENTO - The Sorrento City Council tabled two insurance quote offers that would insure the police department Tuesday night. The Sorrento Police Department was dissolved after it lost coverage in November. The chief and assistant are still patrolling the town and answering calls during the day, while the sheriff's... more »
  • Sorrento gets additional insurance quote check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 3, 2014 6:05 PM

    SORRENTO - The Sorrento town council has an additional insurance quote to consider ahead of their Feb. 4 council meeting. The quote, which was discussed briefly at the previous council meeting, offers liability insurance for the chief of police and his assistant for a premium of about $45,000 per... more »
  • Former LSU hospitals chief heading to Dallas

    February 3, 2014 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The one-time leader of the LSU public hospital system is heading to Dallas, to become chief executive officer of a public county hospital. Fred Cerise says he accepted the job leading Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital. Cerise headed LSU's charity hospital system, with 10 hospitals and related clinics, before... more »
  • No chief, no decision on insurance in Sorrento check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 21, 2014 10:25 PM

    SORRENTO- The Chief of Police was absent from the council meeting Tuesday as his assistant presented the quote for liability insurance to town leaders. The quote, which was offered by a high risk insurer, wasn't complete enough for the council to make a decision, so it decided to table... more »
  • Ex-police chief sentenced in missing cash probe

    January 14, 2014 3:02 PM

    AMITE- Former Kentwood Police Chief Gregory Newton has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a charge that he tampered with cash that was recovered during a burglary investigation. State District Court Judge Wayne Ray Chutz sentenced Newton to five years of probation after the former chief pleaded guilty... more »
  • Firefighters needed in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 9, 2014 5:11 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A volunteer fire district in Livingston Parish needs twice the number of active volunteer firefighters they currently have, according to their chief. Chief Joe Koczrowski says the District 5 Fire Department need about 20 more volunteers to cover the 26 square miles in their district. Volunteers... more »
  • La. police chief arrested on malfeasance charge

    January 3, 2014 2:30 PM

    GOLDONNA- A north Louisiana police chief has been arrested on charges that include malfeasance in office. The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office says it arrested Goldonna Police Chief Johnny Earl Rowell on Friday as part of an investigation that involves one of the chief's relatives. The sheriff's office didn't identify the... more »
  • Baker's police chief and mayor feud over budget check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 5, 2013 4:21 PM

    BAKER - The mayor and police chief of Baker are up in arms over the city's reduced budget. Chief Mike Knaps wants to hire new officers to fill vacant positions, but the mayor won't allow it. Right now the police department is down one patrol officer and three... more »
  • Council: No insurance, no police department check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 5, 2013 10:29 PM

    SORRENTO - Mayor Mike Lambert says it's up to an insurance company to accept the risk of taking on the Sorrento Police Department. The town has two weeks to find viable insurance to back its police department before the current insurance will lapse the morning of Nov. 19. ... more »
  • Area police chief indicted for stealing evidence

    September 6, 2013 4:43 PM

    KENTWOOD- The town's chief of police has been indicted in a case of missing evidence. Gregory Newton was indicted by a grand jury for malfeasance in office and unauthorized use of a movable. The indictment comes after a State Police investigation in December of 2012 when a person... more »
  • Gonzales Police Chief calls out councilmen check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2013 5:37 PM

    GONZALES - The chief of Gonzales' police department recently called out members of the city council who he said were standing in the way of progress. "I don't know if they're being rebellious, I'm not sure of what direction they want to head, but I can tell you, we're... more »
  • Rescue truck insurance paid, problems loom check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2013 10:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Insurance for a new city fire rescue truck has officially been paid. Port Allen's insurance provider confirms it received a check for $2,383 Monday. The bill has been paid in full. The truck has been stored at Station 1 since it was delivered last week.... more »
  • Fire truck fiasco: shiny truck latest victim of Port Allen drama check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2013 10:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Fire fighters at Fire Station 1 in Port Allen welcomed a new Ferrara fire truck to their fleet Tuesday morning. But, it was not met without controversy. For hours after its arrival, there was no money to pay the insurance on the truck, so it was... more »
  • Interim chief Dabadie named as new BRPD chief check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 31, 2013 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden named Carl Dabadie to be the new chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department this morning. Dabadie served as interim chief before today's announcement, and prior to that served as chief of staff to former Chief Dewayne White whom Holden fired in February.... more »
  • Mayor: BRPD Chief announcement Wednesday

    July 30, 2013 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden's office said he will announce his selection for the next chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department at a press conference tomorrow morning. Holden confirmed last week that the three finalists for the position were interim chief Carl Dabadie, Capt. Noel Salamoni, and... more »
  • Holden: Decision on BRPD chief expected next week

    July 23, 2013 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden today said he expects to decide who will lead the Baton Rouge Police Department by this time next week. Holden confirmed today that the three finalists for the position were interim chief Carl Dabadie, Capt. Noel Salamoni, and Capt. Carl Dunn, all currently... more »
  • LABI chief: Jindal tax commission reversed reforms

    July 19, 2013 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of a powerful state business organization says Gov. Bobby Jindal has backpedaled reforms in the oversight of local tax assessors who decide property taxes. Dan Juneau, president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, says Jindal's appointees to the Louisiana Tax Commission appear to... more »
  • 2 top Henderson cops face charges in ticket scam

    July 18, 2013 2:54 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish prosecutors have filed formal charges against Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd in an investigation into an alleged illegal quota system for traffic tickets issued along Interstate 10. Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars said Thursday that the two men... more »
  • Town curfew extended further, ACLU calls it unconstitutional check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2013 9:55 PM

    CLINTON - Town leaders extended a measure to reduce crime even though some groups call it imprisonment of residents. "We looked at the numbers, and it's like 60 percent less crime," Clinton Police Chief Fredrick Dunn said. Dunn, the town's mayor and council agreed to put a curfew... more »
  • Fomer Merryville Police Chief sued

    July 5, 2013 11:48 AM

    DERIDDER - Two women have sued Merryville's former police chief, accusing James Fowler of stopping their car without justification and making them submit to a strip search on the street. The American Press reported Thursday that the Town of Merryville and the Merryville Police Department are co-defendants. Merryville is... more »
  • New CEO named for state's insurer of last resort

    June 28, 2013 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's insurance commissioner has named a new chief executive to run Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort. Commissioner Jim Donelon said Thursday he has named David Thomas to take the helm of the company. Thomas will replace Richard Robertson, who resigned... more »
  • Jury finds former fire chief guilty on all counts

    June 14, 2013 2:05 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A jury found former Livingston Parish fire chief Franklin Dale Church guilty on all charges today. Church was accused of nine counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Prosecutors presented graphic recorded testimony yesterday from the 13-year-old victim, who said Church would put her in a... more »
  • BR police chief scores nearly ready

    June 13, 2013 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The civil service exams taken last month by more than a dozen people vying to become Baton Rouge's next police chief will be graded and forwarded this week to the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board. That's according to State Examiner Robert S. Lawrence. Local officials had... more »
  • Entire town under curfew for summer nights

    June 11, 2013 9:59 PM

    CLINTON - A small town in East Feliciana Parish is taking a drastic measure to stop crime. The Clinton mayor, the entire city council and the police chief have decided to implement a curfew for anyone in the town. The curfew started May 30th and will last until... more »
  • Longtime LDWF enforcement chief retiring

    June 5, 2013 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After more than 43 years working for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Col. Winton Vidrine announced his retirement as chief of the LDWF Enforcement Division. Vidrine rose through the ranks since he was hired in 1970, starting out with no uniform, his own pickup... more »
  • People, D.A. react to Chief's statement on beating

    May 17, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Reaction is mixed after the city's top cop released a statement concerning the attack on a family in the northern part of town. Police Chief Carl Dabadie said there were serious errors in judgment after a husband, wife, and their daughter were beaten at a gas station... more »
  • BRPD Chief: Summons in gas station attack "mistake"

    May 17, 2013 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said today two people connected to what he called a "brutal" attack at a Baton Rouge gas station should have been arrested, not just ticketed. "That was a mistake and an error of judgment," Dabadie said in a press release emailed this... more »
  • Acting IRS chief says it wasn't about politics

    May 17, 2013 8:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - The man who's just been forced out as acting chief of the IRS is apologizing for what he calls "the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided." Steven Miller has been testifying today to the House Ways and Means Committee about the IRS targeting of... more »
  • Family loses everything in fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 16, 2013 3:17 PM

    ST. AMANT - A knocked-over candle cost a family everything they had in a house fire, according to the St. Amant Fire Department. "The power went out between midnight and one. My husband left for work he had lit candles when the power went out. One of them got... more »
  • Senate panel rejects election of education chief

    May 1, 2013 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A bid to make Louisiana's education superintendent elected by voters, rather than appointed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, has failed to gain traction in the Senate. The Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 Wednesday against the proposal by Republican Sen. Bob Kostelka - but only... more »
  • List of approved BRPD chief applicants released

    April 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board released a list of 17 applicants approved to take the civil service exam to replace fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. The Board approved the following applicants at its April 18 meeting: * Carl... more »
  • List of BRPD chief candidates grows to 12

    April 9, 2013 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More candidates for the Baton Rouge Police chief's office submitted their applications today, the last day they can do so. Five people, all veteran BRPD officers, applied with the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board on Monday, bringing the total to nine. An additional three... more »
  • 5 more apply for BR police chief's position

    April 9, 2013 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Five more people have applied to take the civil service exam to become Baton Rouge's next police chief. The deadline is this afternoon. The Advocate reports the new candidates - all veteran Baton Rouge police officers - brought to nine the total number of applicants seeking to... more »
  • Detective accused of warrant shopping

    April 3, 2013 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White's Attorney Jill Craft accused Detective Cleveland "Mack" Thomas of shopping around, going judge to judge to obtain a search warrant to investigate her client. Police executed that warrant last week after a court commissioner, Nicole Robinson, finally signed it.... more »
  • Springfield mayor, police chief due in court

    March 21, 2013 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Springfield's mayor and police chief are scheduled to be in court to face charges they conspired to hide a woman's DWI citation, according to the state attorney general's office. A grand jury indicted Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones on charges of obstruction of... more »
  • Council quits discussion about electing police chief

    March 13, 2013 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders decided not to discuss electing the police chief Wednesday. During the Metro Council meeting, an agenda item to talk about changing how the chief is selected was deleted. The mayor appoints the chief, but after Mayor Kip Holden's controversial decision to fire former Chief... more »
  • Fired BR police chief's appeal set for May

    March 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dates have been set for Fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White's civil service appeal hearing. The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board's chairman, Sgt. Bryan Taylor, told attorneys Wednesday the hearing will be held May 13-15. In an email, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip... more »
  • Sorrento chief defaults to 4th term

    March 5, 2013 9:55 PM

    SORRENTO- The town's police chief will serve a fourth term, since his only opponent left the race. The election was set for April. Earl Theriot has been in the spotlight recently for making bizarre comments to WBRZ News 2 reporters, asking questions about the department's spending. Those reports... more »
  • Dabadie sworn in as interim BR police chief check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2013 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Carl Dabadie has officially taken over control of the Baton Rouge Police Department. He was sworn in during a ceremony in the Metro Council chambers. The 26 year veteran of the department has served as a motorcycle officer, training center director and department chief of staff... more »
  • Dabadie sworn in as provisional BRPD chief

    February 26, 2013 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Carl Dabadie Jr. took the oath today to become Baton Rouge's provisional police chief. Mayor Kip Holden swore Dabadie in. He is the son of an officer who died in the line of duty, and applied for the chief's position when Jeff LeDuff resigned in... more »
  • Interim BRPD chief to be sworn in

    February 25, 2013 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The interim chief for the Baton Rouge Police Department will be sworn in Tuesday amid a legal showdown between the mayor's office and the former chief. Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr., will lead the Baton Rouge Police Department until Mayor-President Kip Holden names a new chief. ... more »
  • Firing of BRPD Chief rattles Police Union Play Video

    February 22, 2013 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Union is a force led to protect one another. They represent almost 95% of all Baton Rouge Police Department employees, sworn-in and non-sworn. After Chief Dewayne White's firing, a number of union members are rattled about the decision. "I have talked with... more »
  • Fired BRPD chief files civil service appeal

    February 21, 2013 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dewayne White's attorney officially filed an appeal today for his removal as Baton Rouge's police chief, claiming it was done in bad faith and without just cause. The appeal to the municipal Civil Service Board of East Baton Rouge says White's termination was not done in... more »
  • Fired BRPD chief plans further appeals Play Video

    February 18, 2013 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White said he plans to appeal today's firing at the local and state levels, after a contentious hearing between him and East Baton Rouge's mayor-president. Mayor Kip Holden did not reverse his decision today to fire White after a public... more »
  • Holden chooses to uphold BRPD chief's firing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden announced he will uphold his decision to fire Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. Holden made the announcement during a public hearing with White and his attorney which grew contentious at times. Holden said White made several misrepresentations during... more »
  • Police association stands behind BRPD chief Play Video

    February 14, 2013 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Magnolia State Peace Officers Association of Louisiana released a statement today supporting Dewayne White, who was recently removed from his position as Baton Rouge Police chief. The MSPOA said White had made "obvious efforts" to address concerns with crime, and they support him on a... more »

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