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  • 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 »
  • N.O. cop gets 20 months for lying about shooting

    April 11, 2012 2:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance sentenced Ronald Mitchell on Wednesday. Mitchell's attorney, Kerry Cuccia, had said federal... more »
  • Ex-cop, sheriff's deputy charged in insurance scam

    April 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two law enforcement officers from the New Orleans area have been charged with plotting to make a fraudulent insurance claim. A court filing Friday charges former New Orleans Police Sgt. Kevin Guillot and former Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy Daniel Spears with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Federal... more »
  • N.O. cop's sentencing postponed in Katrina case

    April 2, 2012 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has postponed a sentencing hearing for a New Orleans police officer convicted of lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Acting at the request of the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S District Judge Sarah Vance moved... more »
  • Judge asked to toss ex-N.O. cop's death sentence

    March 20, 2012 7:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Defense attorneys are asking a federal judge to order a new trial, throw out the conviction or overturn the death sentence for a former New Orleans police officer found guilty of arranging a woman's murder in 1994. The request filed Monday by a Capital Appeals Project attorney... more »
  • Ex-cop's wife pleads guilty over bogus oil spill claim

    March 7, 2012 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The wife of a former police officer who helped cover up deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina has pleaded guilty to submitting a fraudulent claim for money from BP's oil spill compensation fund. Rokeisha Barrios faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in... more »
  • 1 cop guilty of lying about post-Katrina shooting

    December 9, 2011 2:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department has suspended an officer convicted of lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Officer Ronald Mitchell had been reassigned to desk duty following his indictment last year on federal charges of obstruction of justice... more »
  • Tangipahoa manhunt continues, search area expands

    October 20, 2011 5:41 PM

    KENTWOOD- Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says there has been no contact with suspect Kaunda Magee since he shot a police dog tracking him Wednesday. Magee has been on the run in a wooded area near Kentwood for more than a week. He is wanted for rape and kidnapping charges.... more »
  • Judge acquits cop of stomping victim in Katrina bridge shootings

    October 20, 2011 2:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has overturned portions of a jury's verdict against five current or former police officers convicted of civil rights violations in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. In his ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt said jurors didn't hear... more »
  • N.O. cop loses bid for post-trial acquittal

    May 24, 2011 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police officer convicted of helping a fellow officer cover up a handyman's fatal beating has lost his bid for a post-trial acquittal. A Judge says it is reasonable for jurors to conclude that Officer Matthew Dean Moore took part in preparing a false incident... more »
  • Cop arrested in alleged hit and run

    May 6, 2011 8:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A key government witness in the trial of a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina was arrested in suspicion of drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Police say Officer Keyalah Bell was suspended without pay after her arrest. She was booked into jail and... more »
  • Supreme Court refuses to hear ex-N.O. cop's appeal

    March 28, 2011 2:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review the case against a former New Orleans police officer who was sentenced to death for arranging a woman's murder. Attorneys for the former officer, Len Davis, asked the court to consider whether prosecutors impermissibly struck black potential jurors... more »
  • Monroe man sentenced to 50 years in police shooting

    March 17, 2011 11:23 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been sentenced in the 2008 attempted murder of two Monroe police officers. Gilbert M. Tyler of Monroe was convicted last year on one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of attempted second-degree murder. The News-Star reports state District... more »
  • Alleged cop impersonator called cops for backup

    July 2, 2010 3:02 PM

    A man allegedly posing as a policeman in Jefferson Parish, has been arrested after he called state police for backup. Authorities say Herman Justics, of Kentucky, allegedly pulled over a woman about 3 a.m. Friday on I-10 in Metarie, then told his girlfriend to report a drunk driver to... more »
  • Second former cop charged in post-Katrina bridge killings

    March 9, 2010 3:24 PM

    A former New Orleans police detective has been charged with helping conceal a conspiracy by police to cover up a deadly police shooting of unarmed civilians after Hurricane Katrina. Jeffrey Lehrmann is the second former member of the police department to be charged in a federal probe of shootings... more »
  • Ex-cop charged in Katrina killings probe

    February 24, 2010 11:31 AM

    Federal officials are charging a former New Orleans police lieutenant with conspiracy to obstruct justice in the investigation of killings by police officers after Hurricane Katrina. The charge was unsealed Wednesday and is part of a deal under which Michael Lohman has agreed to help in the investigation of a... more »

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