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  • Vigil and picket outside police headquarters overnight following Sterling reports Play Video

    May 2, 2017 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Not long after national media outlets – including ABC News, the network affiliated with WBRZ – broke news from Washington, D.C., that sources inside the Justice Department revealed the two officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling wouldn't face federal charges, a vigil previously scheduled... more »
  • Rep: 'We don't have a definitive time period' for Sterling announcement

    May 2, 2017 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana representative who suggested a Tuesday announcement date for a Department of Justice statement on the Alton Sterling shooting now says he is unsure. In a Tuesday video Twitter town hall with the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D – House District 2) said... more »
  • Sessions: Law enforcement must 'put bad men behind bars'

    February 28, 2017 9:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is creating a multi-agency task force to combat violent crime. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement Tuesday in his first major policy speech. He said the task force will include the heads of Justice Department agencies such as the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and... more »
  • $1M to help cover Baton Rouge police costs after shootings

    October 28, 2016 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies are receiving a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help cover summer overtime costs from recent shootings and protests. Overtime for the agencies spiked after the shooting death of a black man, Alton Sterling, by white police officers... more »
  • Lynch: Justice Department will help in wounded Baton Rouge

    July 29, 2016 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Loretta Lynch has told community leaders in Baton Rouge that the Department of Justice will help their city overcome the violent tragedies that have shaken Louisiana's state capital in the past month. Baton Rouge is reeling from protests over the death of a 37-year-old black... more »
  • District attorney recuses himself from Sterling investigation

    July 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore has announced he’ll recuse himself from the Alton Sterling case. Moore said the decision was “one of the hardest” he’s had to make in his career. In recusing himself, Moore cited a relationship he has had in the past with the... 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 »
  • Public health employee sentenced after tax fraud scheme

    April 12, 2016 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 26-year-old former public health employee was sentenced to federal prison for identity theft and tax fraud scheme, according to United States Attorney Walt Green. Ta’sha Thomas, former employee of the Ascension Parish Health Unit, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for stealing and selling the... more »
  • La. shipyard settles 'False Claims' suit for $8.5 million

    December 9, 2015 4:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Justice Department says a Louisiana ship building company will pay more than $8 million to settle a 2011 lawsuit arising from modifications made to vessels for the Coast Guard. The lawsuit alleged that Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport made false statements about the strength of... more »
  • Virtual currency groups form alliance with law enforcement

    October 22, 2015 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Obama administration is joining with private companies to train law enforcement officials about the virtual currency Bitcoin and how to fight crime arising from Bitcoin's use. The partnership - called Blockchain Alliance - aims to educate investigators on the ins and outs of the technology. The alliance also... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in film tax credit scam that cost taxpayers $1.2 million

    October 14, 2015 2:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Justice reported a man accused in a motion picture tax credit scam and costing Louisiana taxpayers $1.2 million pleaded guilty on Tuesday. 38-year-old Matthew Keith was sentenced to six months in federal prison and ordered to pay $1,200,000 in restitution to the state.... more »
  • DOJ set to release review of St. Louis County police

    October 2, 2015 10:35 AM

    ST. LOUIS- The U.S. Department of Justice is set to release the findings of its third and final review stemming from the unrest in Ferguson that followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services report on the St. Louis County police department... more »
  • Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

    September 1, 2015 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Justice Department is telling a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law. In a court filing, the DOJ says the Jindal administration hasn't offered "sufficient reasons" to keep Planned Parenthood Gulf... more »
  • DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

    March 3, 2015 10:41 AM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The U.S. Department of Justice says former CIA Director David Patraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. A Justice Department statement says a plea agreement has been filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Associated Press was not immediately able to... more »
  • Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

    October 7, 2014 1:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. Twitter Inc. filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full "transparency report," which documents government requests for user information.... more »
  • Baton Rouge man arrested for child porn

    August 2, 2014 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Justice says a Baton Rouge man was arrested on more than 100 counts of watching child pornography. Officials say during their investigation of Lucas Marsh, 33, they were able to download three pictures and videos of prepubescent girls being raped by older... more »

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