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  • Suit: cops purposefully looked for affair, embarrassment 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 »
  • Community wants new chief not to repeat history Play Video

    April 9, 2013 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The deadline to apply for the Baton Rouge Police chief ended Tuesday, and city leaders hope whoever gets the job was taking notes from former Chief Dewayne White. "The main thing with any chief is to first of all fight crime," Baton Rouge Pastor Dale Flowers... 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 »
  • Fired police chief investigated for missing cell phone, theft Play Video

    March 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White for theft of a city-issued cell phone, his attorney Jill Craft explained. Craft has had the phone for weeks and said police never contacted her about the device. "Why don't you just ask me for... 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 »
  • News 2 Investigates police chief, union email fight Play Video

    February 28, 2013 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - News 2 uncovered emails outlining contention between former Baton Rouge Police chief DeWayne White and police union president Chris Stewart. The former chief alleged he'd caught flack for moving the police union president to a new job, with more responsibilities. News 2 got proof of the... more »
  • Dabadie sworn in as interim BR police chief 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 set to lead BRPD as department head

    February 26, 2013 7:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr., will be sworn in this morning as interim police chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, three weeks after city leaders fired former chief Dewayne White. Dabadie will lead the department until Mayor Kip Holden names a new chief. White claims... more »
  • Former BR police chief critical of crime cameras Play Video

    February 25, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White did not pull any punches about the city's crime cameras on his way out of office. Mayor Kip Holden accused White of moving some of the cameras in the city. It is a claim White denies. The cameras and... 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 »
  • Council to talk with Department of Justice about BRPD

    February 21, 2013 12:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some members of the city's Metro Council have asked for a meeting with the Department of Justice to discuss the police department. The effort, led by C. Denise Marcelle, comes after Mayor Kip Holden fired Dewayne White as chief of police. In a hearing about his... more »
  • Fired police chief: race issue in dept. Play Video

    February 18, 2013 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Allegations of racial misconduct hit a nerve here Monday when the fired police chief suggested there is a racial discrimination problem inside the police force, and not much is being done to fight it. Dewayne White sited an example during a hearing with Mayor Kip Holden. White... more »
  • Holden chooses to uphold BRPD chief's firing 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 »
  • Council to talk about electing chief, nearly 30 cities already do

    February 12, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss the possibility of letting voters in the city of Baton Rouge elect the police chief. "It is something that I want to discuss," Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said. Marcelle added the discussion to Wednesday's Metro Council agenda. The Mayor's firing of Dewayne... more »
  • Metro Council to examine electing police chief

    February 12, 2013 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss the possibility of letting voters in the city of Baton Rouge elect the police chief. "It is something that I want to discuss," Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said. Marcelle added the discussing to Wednesday's Metro Council agenda. The Mayor's firing last week... more »
  • People talking about chief's firing

    February 8, 2013 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People have lots of questions, two days after the police chief was fired. "It's our money. We deserve to know," said Joe Fougerousse. Fougerousse was enjoying the Krewe of Southdowns parade Friday night, but still thinking about the events that happened earlier in the week. Mayor... more »
  • Attorney: Mayor broke policy to fire Chief Play Video

    February 8, 2013 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three days after the East Baton Rouge Mayor's Office abruptly fired the city's police chief, his attorney said the Mayor may not have followed policy when making the decision. Jill Craft, who represents Dewayne White, told News 2 the State Examiner's officer confirmed with her that... more »
  • Community leaders shocked after BRPD chief's firing Play Video

    February 8, 2013 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Community leaders in Baton Rouge told News 2 today the seeds of trust planted by fired police chief Dewayne White will keep growing. Rev. Isaiah J. Webster with the Greater New Guide Baptist Church said he was shocked to hear about White's firing Wednesday. Webster spent... more »
  • Police union supports firing of BRPD chief Play Video

    February 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police union president Chris Stewart released a statement Friday supporting the mayor's decision to fire former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. Stewart said in the emailed statement that White's tenure as chief resulted in "the most tumultuous era ever within the Baton Rouge Police Department."... more »
  • Day 2 Mayor doesn't answer question

    February 7, 2013 10:14 PM

    Baton Rouge - For the second day Mayor Kip Holden still wont answer questions about the termination of Police Chief DeWayne White. News searched for Holden through the city, and even waiting at his home. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle told News 2 she believes the politics need to be removed... more »
  • Former BR Police officer concerned about union, mayor relationship Play Video

    February 7, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Baton Rouge Police Officer Richard Sobers retired after 25 years with the department. He says he can't remember a chief of police being terminated, unless it involved a new mayor taking office. Sobers says he heard from current police who are glad Mayor Kip Holden fired... more »
  • Councilwoman calls for BRPD chief changes Play Video

    February 7, 2013 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Metro Council member called for changes to how the Baton Rouge Police Chief is selected, after the recently fired chief accused city-parish officials of keeping him from doing his job. Council member C. Denise Marcelle said on Facebook Thursday that Dewayne White's accusations left a... more »
  • Fired chief levels serious allegations against Mayor Play Video

    February 7, 2013 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Through his attorney today, fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White leveled serious allegations that the East Baton Rouge Mayor's Office interfered with his duties and actively kept him from speaking to the media about issues with the department. White and his attorney, Jill Craft, made... more »
  • BRPD chief putting more officers on Patrol

    January 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Chief Dewayne White announced plans to put dozens more Baton Rouge Police officers out patrolling the city's streets. White said he plans to swell the Patrol division's ranks by not transferring out veteran officers once new recruits join the force. He said in the past when... more »
  • Chief White discusses state of BRPD on 2une In

    November 10, 2011 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Chief Dewayne White spoke to 2une In's Whitney Vann this morning about the changes he's made since taking over as Baton Rouge Police Chief. White spoke about the need for more officers to help with focused patrols in high-crime areas, and about how people can help... more »
  • BRPD Chief White: There's no special treatment

    August 22, 2011 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chief of Police Dewayne White wants to set the record straight. He wants the public to know there will not be a cover-up, and the football players in question will be treated as any other persons of interest would be. "This case is not going away... more »
  • Police academy back in BR after two-year absence

    August 22, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - New Baton Rouge Police recruits practiced their drills in an un-air conditioned gym on the first day of the city's long-awaited police academy. "So far since this morning they've absolutely shocked me and surprised me, but in a good way," said Cadet Chris Beall. It... more »
  • White: Poverty and unemployment driving crime in BR

    June 16, 2011 10:13 AM

    Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White has been on the job less than a month and he's already tackling crime, meeting the community and getting to know his new department. He stopped by 2une In for his first interview since taking over to talk about his plans to combat... more »
  • White moves officers to the street

    June 3, 2011 6:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Newly sworn-in Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White says he wants to continue "trimming fat" in the police department by taking ranked officers out of headquarters and putting them in the field. White told a community meeting Thursday his department is "top heavy" and he has already moved... more »
  • Baton Rouge's next police chief sworn in

    May 31, 2011 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chief Judge Tony Marabella of the 19th JDC swore in Dewayne White as Baton Rouge's newest police chief in front of dozens of his colleagues, friends and family at the Metro Council chambers. White didn't answer any questions as he plans to meet with his officers... more »

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