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  • Indianapolis police officer shot, suspect killed after chase

    July 25, 2016 9:47 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indianapolis police say an officer has been shot and another officer is injured following a chase and exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who was killed. Indianapolis Police Chief Troy Riggs told reporters Monday evening that the officer who was shot was taken to a hospital and... more »
  • Clergy put to the test by BRPD Play Video

    May 12, 2016 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Clergy members got to see what it's like to walk in the shoes of police officers. BRPD gave the ministers a crash course on making split-decisions in their annual Cops & Clergy event. The scenario Thursday night: a suspicious man looking into the window of cars.... more »
  • FOLLOW UP: Good samaritan honored after saving cop

    April 12, 2016 10:02 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs honored a man Tuesday night credited with saving a police officer's life earlier this year. The good deed didn't come without consequences. Gordon Simoneaux broke his ankle helping a police officer who was being attacked by another man at a hotel in... more »
  • LSU students threaten to disrupt campus events over officer's comments

    April 12, 2016 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A small gathering of about 30 LSU students rallied together Monday night to discuss what to do about a police officer's comments about rape they found offensive . They're frustrated by this quote from LSU spokesman Lt. Kevin Scott in the student newspaper "The Reveille": "If you... more »
  • BRPD using video from body cameras in investigations Play Video

    March 2, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night leaders and residents discussed the desire to expand a pilot program for BPRD officer body cameras to the entire force. Most at the meeting at the MLK Community Center on Gus Young Avenue were in support of the program. It came in handy in February... more »
  • Plea spares Louisiana cop's killer a death sentence

    February 26, 2016 3:36 PM

    SUNSET - The St. Landry Parish district attorney says he's agreed to not pursue the death penalty against a man who agreed to plead guilty in the death of a police officer and another person. Police said Harrison Lee Riley Jr. shot Sunset police officer Henry Nelson with Nelson's own... more »
  • Cop killer can't be executed, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules

    December 16, 2015 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal appeals court ruled Kevan Brumfield is not eligible to be put to death. Earlier this month , his attorneys asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to declare him mentally disabled. In its decision, the court wrote Wednesday, "Brumfield is intellectually disabled and, accordingly,... more »
  • Woman lies to police, steals their patrol car

    September 26, 2015 11:57 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. - A Thibodaux woman remains jailed after lying about a killing and driving off in a sheriff's patrol car as deputies investigated. Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says Loralyn Boudreaux, 34, approached deputies Thursday evening screaming about a death, telling them that the killer and victim were still... more »
  • BRPD recruiting new officers this weekend

    March 20, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is opening its doors for a look inside what it takes to be a police officer. Officers will be available at an open house Saturday to answer questions and provide information about different jobs inside the department. It will also give... more »
  • Personal tragedy encourages BRPD officer to teach self-defense classes Play Video

    March 19, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD Officer Rendy Richard also teaches Equalizer classes. For her, it's personal. Richard had a cousin that was murdered. It was an experience that she said influenced her to teach the class. She hopes that by teaching women to protect themselves, she may be able to... more »
  • Police officers wounded by gunfire

    March 16, 2015 1:59 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Two Los Angeles police officers were wounded by gunfire on Sunday, triggering an intense search for two suspects in South Los Angeles. The officers were wearing plainclothes and driving near a street intersection around 5:45 p.m. Sunday when someone opened fire, Det. Meghan Aguilar said. She... more »
  • Suspect booked in overnight BRPD shootout Play Video

    February 27, 2015 4:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with attempted murder Friday in connection with a shootout with officers in Baton Rouge overnight. BRPD spokesperson L'Jean McKneely said 24-year-old Torrance Smart was shot in the encounter. Police arrested Smart after his release from the hospital. Officers said they stopped... more »
  • More police officers get body cameras

    February 24, 2015 2:34 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office will soon get body cameras for patrol officers and other personnel - a move that Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says will likely cut down on complaints against officers. The agency joins other law enforcement agencies in the area - including the Houma and Thibodaux... more »
  • Local law enforcement take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Play Video

    February 23, 2015 7:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies from across the area are teaming up to raise money for Special Olympics by taking the Polar Plunge. This year's plunge is Saturday, February 28th at 9 a.m. at the Cabela's in Gonzales. This is the eighth year of the event. There are... more »
  • Report: Gun deaths of officers jumps 56 percent

    December 30, 2014 5:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new report finds that the number of law-enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent in 2014. The annual report released Tuesday by the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found that 50 officers were killed by guns this year, compared to 32 in... more »
  • Suspended cop indicted for attacking women

    December 5, 2014 9:33 PM

    AMITE- A grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish indicted suspended Amite Police officer Grant Carruth, 25, on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated rape, and sexual battery related to two separate incidents with women he is accused of attacking after he handcuffed them. Investigators originally said Carruth claimed to be... more »
  • Police cases stir national protests, debate

    December 5, 2014 7:14 AM

    NEW YORK CITY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a "long string of events" involving the deaths of black men at the hands of police, not just the Eric Garner case in New York City, threaten to erode the belief many Americans have in the nation's criminal justice system. Cuomo, Speaking... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cop admits picture shows fellow officer asleep on the job Play Video

    November 6, 2014 11:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - At a city Civil Service Commission hearing Thursday, a Denham Springs police officer admitted that one of the department's sergeants was photographed sleeping at his desk . The commission is investigating allegations that Sgt. Russell Munsell has a drug problem and complaints about his issues are... more »
  • TPSO: Amite cop accused of kidnapping, rape Play Video

    October 1, 2014 11:17 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies accused an Amite City Police officer of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women in Tangipahoa Parish. Deputies arrested Grant Carruth, 25, Tuesday on charges of second degree kidnapping, aggravated rape, sexual battery, and theft. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said his department has been investigating the... more »
  • New Orleans officer suspended for 'unauthorized force'

    September 26, 2014 3:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A veteran New Orleans Police officer has been placed on an unpaid "emergency suspension" after police said he used "unauthorized force" on a 16-year-old girl. Officer Terrance Saulney, a 24-year veteran of the department's Juvenile Bureau, is accused of using force on the girl as she was... more »
  • Police officer fatally shot in upstate NY Play Video

    September 4, 2014 3:22 AM

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Emergency officials in upstate New York say a police officer has died in a shooting in Rochester. Rural/Metro Medical Services says an officer was shot and taken to Rochester General Hospital, where he died. At least two other people were wounded in the shooting on Hudson Avenue... more »
  • Iberville Parish deputy crashes in Baton Rouge Play Video

    September 2, 2014 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An Iberville Parish deputy was hospitalized with minor injuries after an early Tuesday morning crash in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Nicholson Dr. and West Lee Dr. when the deputy was on his way to work. According to investigators,... more »
  • Police: Cop injured in 2 vehicle crash

    August 2, 2014 5:55 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State police are asking for help tracking down information in a crash that injured a police officer. It happened on LA Hwy 42 near LA Hwy 929 in Prairieville at about 7:30 a.m. on July 22nd. State Police say a motorcycle officer from Baton Rouge city... more »
  • Transgender cop fired

    June 30, 2014 7:37 PM

    HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT- A transgender cop was fired after a city investigation showed she was not discriminated against, despite her claims. Franchesco Quaranta claims city leaders conspired to fire her because of her sexuality. The city of Middletown says Quaranta failed her a fitness for duty evaluation, refused to... more »
  • Cop saves woman from speeding train Play Video

    June 24, 2014 7:38 AM

    RICHMOND, TX - A Texas woman is lucky to be alive after a police officer heroically pulled her from the path of a speeding train. Investigators say the woman laid down on the tracks Sunday, and planned to let the train hit her. The cop's dashboard came shows him... more »
  • Cop accused of killing puppy

    March 5, 2014 7:54 PM

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- A Baltimore cop is charged with animal cruelty for killing his girlfriend's puppy and texting her a picture of the dog's body. Alec Eugene Taylor surrendered to authorities on Wednesday. Police say Taylor's girlfriend called them and accused him of killing their seven-month old dog, Rocko. She says... more »
  • Tupelo cop killed was from Baton Rouge Play Video

    December 24, 2013 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer with Baton Rouge ties was gunned down in the line of duty yesterday in Mississippi. Gale Stauffer, 38, was a graduate of McKinley High School and a member of the Louisiana National Guard. "It's a sadness that we can't explain," said David... more »
  • 24-year-old deputy killed in Friday night collision Play Video

    September 27, 2013 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was killed in a crash near Central Friday night. Dustin Hamilton, 24, died when he crashed his cruiser into another car on Joor Road near Lovett Road. He died at the scene. The person in the other car was taken... more »
  • Deputy killed in crash on Joor Road

    September 27, 2013 7:53 PM

    CENTRAL - An East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash on Joor Road near Lovett Road. The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m. Investigators have blocked off a portion of Joor Road while they work to determine what happened in the wreck. We'll have... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for ex-N.O. cop who burned body

    July 17, 2013 2:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal judge has agreed to postpone a resentencing hearing for a former New Orleans police officer who was convicted of burning the body of a man who was shot and killed by another officer following Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae's July 25 sentencing was moved Wednesday to Jan.... more »
  • Sorrento cop reprimanded for parking illegally Play Video

    July 3, 2013 4:58 PM

    SORRENTO - Pictures of a Sorrento Police Officer parked in a handicapped parking spot are stirring controversy in the small Ascension Parish town. Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot isn't wasting any time disciplining the officer. ""What I'm going to do is write a letter of recommendation that he... more »
  • New Orleans police officer fired

    June 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a New Orleans police officer has been fired for clocking in overtime when he allegedly was doing personal business. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden tells The Advocate that Sgt. John Hunter was fired "after a lengthy, undercover Public Integrity Bureau investigation revealed that he had committed... more »
  • Fake cop gets 25 years

    April 2, 2013 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 50-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for robbing people while impersonating a police officer. The Times-Picayune reports Van Gabriel pleaded guilty in Jefferson Parish to 10 charges tied to four crimes in Kenner and Gretna in 2010. In his Jefferson... more »
  • Ex-N.O. cop awaiting shooting retrial seeks bond

    February 15, 2013 3:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer is asking to be freed on bond while he awaits a retrial. David Warren is charged with shooting and killing a man without justification outside a strip mall in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Another officer later burned Glover's body in a... more »
  • Carjacking victim says fugitive ex-cop was calm

    February 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - Rick Heltebrake says he instantly recognized the man who carjacked his truck as Christopher Dorner and says the man was calm and didn't want to hurt him. Heltebrake says he was on a road near Big Bear Lake yesterday when Dorner emerged from a grove... more »
  • Body not yet ID'd as Dorner, so protection continues

    February 13, 2013 4:14 PM

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - Police said protection for people threatened by former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner will continue, even though Dorner is believed dead after a confrontation with police at a mountain cabin. Otherwise, Los Angeles police say they've returned to normal patrol operations. Coroners... more »
  • Ex-cop believed to be dead in burned cabin

    February 12, 2013 9:19 PM

    CALIFORNIA- A charred body has been found in a burned cabin and media in California are reporting it is the body of a fugitive ex-cop who went on a deadly rampage. Authorities said earlier they believed the man in the cabin was Christopher Dorner. He has been on the... more »
  • Cabin where ex-LA cop believed holed up on fire

    February 12, 2013 6:40 PM

    BIG BEAR, Calif. - The cabin where a former Los Angeles police officer is believed to be holed up is on fire. TV footage from the scene shows smoke pouring from the cabin. Police surrounded the cabin in the snow-covered woods of Big Bear, a resort town about 80 miles... more »
  • Ex-cops' convictions over deadly beating upheld

    February 11, 2013 2:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS-A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and sentences of two former New Orleans police officers over the deadly beating of 48 year-old Raymon Robair. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that there was sufficient evidence to support a jury's convictions... more »
  • Ex-N.O. cop to seek venue change for trial

    February 6, 2013 2:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former New Orleans police officer charged with writing a false report on a deadly shooting in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is planning to ask if his retrial can be moved from New Orleans. The retrial of Travis McCabe stems from the deadly shooting of Henry... more »

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