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  • Deputy, suspect shot after altercation at Mississippi checkpoint

    August 2, 2017 9:30 PM

    COLUMBIA, Miss. - A safety checkpoint in Marion County led to an altercation that has left a deputy and a man wounded. WLOX reports it happened just after midnight Wednesday in the Foxworth community. Deputies asked Stephen Kitchens to exit his car after he couldn't produce... more »
  • Assumption sheriff's deputy killed in crash on way home from work

    July 3, 2017 12:19 AM

    THIBODAUX - The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office says one of its deputies was killed in a single-vehicle crash as he was driving home from his shift Sunday afternoon. According to Louisiana State Police, 21-year-old Deputy Seth Bourgeois was traveling east on LA 304 near Dylily Lane in a pickup... more »
  • Suspect in 2016 deputy slaying found competent for trial

    June 7, 2017 3:10 PM

    GRETNA - Court-appointed doctors say a man arrested in connection with the death of a Louisiana sheriff's deputy is competent to stand trial. New Orleans news outlets report that 20-year-old Jerman Neveaux was in court Wednesday. At the hearing in the suburban New Orleans city of Gretna, state district Judge... more »
  • La. Congressman Higgins on radical Islam: "Kill them all"

    June 5, 2017 6:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Republican congressman from Louisiana says a terror attack in London over the weekend shows that the free world "is at war with Islamic horror" and says "radicalized Islamic suspects" should be hunted down and killed. Rep. Clay Higgins says in a Facebook post: "Kill them all. For... more »
  • Man faces numerous charges after holding victim hostage in Baton Rouge home

    June 4, 2017 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested on several charges after he broke into a home and held a victim hostage early Sunday morning. Officers responded to a report of an attempted burglary in the 2300 block of Delta Street around 1 a.m. Sunday. Police learned that a man,... more »
  • Ouachita Parish deputy charged with rape, fired

    May 30, 2017 1:29 PM

    MONROE - A former sheriff's deputy in Louisiana has been charged with third-degree rape. News outlets report 38-year-old Bradley Smith was charged Monday. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Smith was fired as soon as he was arrested. Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glenn Springfield... more »
  • Victim struck in head by ricochet bullet at BR firing range

    May 24, 2017 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was hospitalized after being struck in the head by a ricochet bullet at a firing range Wednesday. The incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. at the Precision Firearms firing range. According to authorities, one person was hurt when a bullet ricocheted and struck the... more »
  • Florida deputy kills drunk driving suspect who fled, tried to fight

    May 21, 2017 7:45 PM

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A sheriff's deputy fatally shot a drunk driving suspect who allegedly fled a traffic stop and tried to fight him in central Florida. Osceola County Sheriff's officials say a deputy responded to the Florida Turnpike on Saturday night after reports of a possible drunk driver. He stopped... more »
  • Officer fatally shoots man after he gets inside police car

    May 21, 2017 7:38 PM

    CONVERSE - A police officer in a small western Louisiana town fatally shot a man who managed to get into a police vehicle. Louisiana State Police said in a news release they are investigating the shooting at the request of the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department. The shooting happened in the... more »
  • 4-year-old fatally shoots himself at Virginia deputy's home

    May 16, 2017 3:59 PM

    ORANGE, Va. - Virginia authorities say a 4-year-old boy fatally shot himself at the home of his child care provider, which is also the home of a Stafford County sheriff's deputy. The Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Tuesday that the child was pronounced dead Monday, the sheriff's... more »
  • Widow of slain BR deputy joins officers at national memorial

    May 14, 2017 3:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - More than 30,000 law enforcement officers and supporters gathered Saturday to honor members of law enforcement killed in the line of duty. Among those attending United By Light's candlelight vigil was the widow of deputy Brad Garafola, accompanied by her children. She and her children joined thousands... more »
  • Deputy shoots, kills Metairie man on I-10 in Alabama

    May 13, 2017 9:34 PM

    BAY MINETTE, Ala. - A Louisiana man has died after being shot by a police officer on Interstate 10 in Baldwin County. Authorities say 35-year-old Jonathan Victor, of Metairie, died early Saturday following a shooting involving a sheriff's deputy at about 5 p.m. Friday about 10 miles from the Florida... more »
  • Fired Dallas officer out on bond after fatally shooting teen

    May 6, 2017 5:38 PM

    DALLAS, Tex. - A Texas police officer is free on bond on a murder charge in the shooting of a black teenager who was inside a car leaving a party. Roy Oliver turned himself in Friday night just hours after an arrest warrant was issued. He was fired from the... more »
  • Georgia deputy shoots, kills police dog after it attacks him

    April 29, 2017 5:50 PM

    PERRY, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff says a deputy had to shoot and kill the police dog he handled after the K-9 attacked him. Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton says Sgt. Slate Simons was attacked by the dog named Kyro on Tuesday while helping the Dooly County Sheriff's Office on... more »
  • Police: Mandeville officer fired amid accusations of theft

    April 26, 2017 1:13 PM

    MANDEVILLE - A Mandeville police officer has lost his termination appeal after he was accused of stealing batteries from a Home Depot. News outlets report the Mandeville Municipal Police Employee' Civil Service Board upheld Johnny Sanders' termination on Monday. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker said in a news release that... more »
  • Former Baker police officer arrested for obtaining fraudulent prescriptions

    April 11, 2017 2:17 PM

    BAKER - A former Baker police officer was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he illegally obtained prescriptions for controlled substances from multiple doctors. According to arrest records, two officers contacted a pharmacy on Plank Road in Dec. 2016 in reference to a customer who was allegedly obtaining controlled dangerous... more »
  • Felon arrested after trying to fool officers with fake names

    April 5, 2017 3:46 PM

    BAKER - Police arrested a felon for illegal firearm possession after he tried to lie about his identity Tuesday. Police responded to a call about a man with a gun in the 3000 block of Baker Blvd. According to arrest records, an officer found a man matching the suspect's... more »
  • Armed robber leads authorities on car chase, attacks officer

    April 2, 2017 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies arrested a man for armed robbery after he led authorities on a car chase and attacked an officer Sunday. Deputies arrested 27-year-old Tramaine Wells after he robbed a man of his phone and wallet at gunpoint and led officers on a dangerous chase through Baton... more »
  • IPSO: Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting

    April 1, 2017 6:08 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office was involved in a fatal shooting during an altercation with a suspect Saturday. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says one deputy was involved in the shooting that left one suspect dead Saturday afternoon. According to a report... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in prison for killing deputy ex-girlfriend

    February 21, 2017 8:18 PM

    GRETNA - A 49-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend, who was a deputy with a suburban New Orleans sheriff's department. James Darby was convicted Saturday of second-degree murder after a five-day trial in the death of Sgt. Tracey Marshall. The Jefferson Parish district... more »
  • Officer meets woman who saved his life Play Video

    February 20, 2017 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome held a press conference Monday to thank the 56-year-old woman who saved a Baton Rouge police officer from an attacker. Vickie Wi lliams-Tillman stepped in after an arrest went awry Sunday morning. BRPD says Thomas Bennett had the officer on the ground... more »
  • Baton Rouge officer suspended after allegedly shooting dog

    February 20, 2017 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer will be suspended for five days after he allegedly shot a dog. A spokesperson for Baton Rouge Police said Abraham Wilson III was originally set to be suspended for 10 days due to the incident. He appealed that decision last week... more »
  • Prosecutor: Sniper justified in shooting man who killed cop

    February 18, 2017 5:26 PM

    TACOMA, Wash. - The Pierce County prosecutor says a sheriff's sniper was justified in shooting a man who used his two children as human shields and earlier killed a Tacoma police officer. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says Deputy Bob Shaw "prevented further loss of life" when he shot and killed Bruce... 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 »
  • Prairieville man arrested for impersonating a police officer Play Video

    January 23, 2017 5:50 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Police have arrested a man for impersonating a law enforcement officer after he pulled over another vehicle Saturday night. Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Van Broussard Road in reference to a suspicious person complaint Sunday night. They learned that 28-year-old Christopher Rodriguez of Prairieville was... more »
  • Burglars break into cop's rented car, get keys to truck, police car

    January 13, 2017 3:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police say burglars broke into an officer's rented car and found keys to an unmarked police car and a truck, and stole them both. A police spokesman says the unmarked car held the officer's gun and ammunition. Officer Aaron Looney says both vehicles were missing Friday, a... more »
  • Former Amite cop found guilty of third-degree rape

    December 1, 2016 6:38 PM

    AMITE – A former Amite Police officer has been found guilty of third-degree rape and simple kidnapping, according to WWLTV. In 2014, two women accused Grant Carruth of handcuffing and attacking them in separate incidents. Investigators say Carruth claimed to be a narcotics agent, tricked the women into being... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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