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  • Thousands gather in Washington to honor fallen officers

    May 14, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of people have gathered in Washington to remember fallen law enforcement officers. Media outlets report that candles illuminated the National Mall during Friday night's ceremony, which honored the 252 officers who were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year. Steve Groeinger, a spokesman for... more »
  • Assumption Sheriff Mike Waguespack resigns to work in construction

    February 11, 2016 4:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Mike Waguespack has stepped down as the Sheriff in Assumption Parish to pursue a job in construction management. Waguespack likened his new opportunity to a change and offer he could not pass up. #AssumptionParish Sheriff resigns. Says he will be CFO for a local industrial... 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 »
  • Junior League Baton Rouge: Autism Speaker Series Play Video

    October 5, 2015 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Junior League of Baton Rouge is hosting a speaker series on autism to educate others on the safety procedures associated with the disease that affects on in every 68 children. Dennis Debbaudt will be speaking at the event, he's the leading global voice on autism training for... more »
  • Prayer rally held for law enforcement at Capitol Play Video

    September 14, 2015 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Bobby Jindal hosted a public prayer rally on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol at 11:30 a.m. Monday to commemorate the statewide day of prayer for law enforcement. Jindal hosted the rally to commemorate a statewide day of prayer. The governor is also encouraged people... more »
  • Sisters tie blue ribbons to mailboxes, honor law enforcement Play Video

    September 10, 2015 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Two sisters have joined an effort to help make a difference in their communities by posting blue ribbons on their mailboxes. Brittany Daigle of Central and Kimberly Dicapo of Walker have been going door to door in their neighborhoods to show support for members of law enforcement. ... more »
  • New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance

    September 3, 2015 4:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says federal law enforcement must now generally obtain search warrants before using secretive and intrusive cellphone technology. The warrant requirement is part of a new policy unveiled Thursday regarding cell-site simulators, which can sweep up basic cellphone data from a neighborhood and help identify a... more »
  • Statewide day of prayer for law enforcement Monday

    September 2, 2015 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal said he wants people to set aside time on Sept. 14 to pray for law enforcement members across Louisiana. Jindal proclaimed that day as a statewide day of prayer, and encouraged people to thank law officers for their work. "Too often, we... more »
  • New EBR group hopes to predict EBR violent crime Play Video

    September 1, 2015 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies from the local to federal level are banding together to take on a new approach of reducing violent crime in sections of Baton Rouge. City leaders and law enforcement officials held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday at the Baton Rouge Police headquarter for... more »
  • Crooks steal A/C unit from church Play Video

    August 16, 2015 7:33 PM

    VENTRESS - Thieves have been making their way through parts of Pointe Coupee parish, stealing air conditioning units. According to the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office, there have been two reported incidents this year involving stolen units from churches in the Area. The most recent one was reported Friday... more »
  • Deputies honored for life-saving rescues

    August 4, 2015 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Numerous sheriff's deputies were honored for their work at a banquet Tuesday night. Among those recognized by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux were six deputies for their heroism during dangerous calls. Deputy Kristen McKnight, Cpl. Patrick Roberts, Reserve Dy. John Buie, Lt. Josh Harris, Lt. Eric Strickland and... more »
  • Public safety concerns after Lafayette shooting Play Video

    July 27, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge are beefing up security in the wake of the tragedy in Lafayette. Officials are encouraging the public to let this tragedy open their eyes to possible dangers around them. Two people were killed and nine others were injured when a gunman... more »
  • Officers memorial vandalized in New Orleans

    July 26, 2015 5:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities said a memorial for fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers was vandalized some time after an officer's funeral this weekend. The Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial group said the torch at the memorial at Lakelawn Cemetery was knocked off its pedastel. The 70-pound torch resisted being... more »
  • State Police release sketch of suspect in altercation case

    July 7, 2015 6:42 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - State Police released a sketch of a man connected to an altercation with a trooper last week where gunfire was exchanged. Troopers said the man in the sketch was driving the vehicle a trooper pulled over when there was a struggle and the passenger in the stopped... more »
  • Heavy police presence planned for firework show Play Video

    July 3, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Expect a heavy police presence at Saturday's fireworks show in the downtown area as a "zero tolerance" policy will be enforced for criminal activity. With the stricter enforcement in effect, even misdemeanor crimes could end in arrest. Over 100 officers will be at the July... more »
  • Community uses "Pack the Park" to stand against violence

    June 27, 2015 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens from the community showed up to the annual Pack the Park rally at Gus Young Park. Supporters of the anti violence event told News Two that they're hoping less and less violence will go on as the community makes an effort to come together. ... more »
  • Crime curse of summer Play Video

    June 16, 2015 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- June has a historically high crime rate in Baton Rouge. The month is only halfway over, and we've already seen more murders than June 2014. Law enforcement officials are reaching out more than ever to change the culture of violence. The number of violent crimes and deaths... more »
  • Officials explain how kids can face lengthy arrest records Play Video

    June 11, 2015 7:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Getting a handle on kids that break the law can be a challenge for law enforcement, especially for kids that continue to get into trouble. However, if they've been arrested more than 50 times like sheriff's deputies said Marcus Ester was, it can be even more... more »
  • Memorial Day weekend travel Play Video

    May 21, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Memorial Day is right around the corner and law enforcement officials are putting extra patrolmen on the roads and highways to deal with the holiday traffic. Memorial Day weekend always puts an excess of cars on the road. This year it comes at the same time as... more »
  • National media drooling over Cajun TV cop

    May 6, 2015 3:34 PM

    OPELOUSAS - The Washington Post highlighted a Louisiana lawmen, dubbing the spokesperson of the rural sheriff's office "America's most intimidating cop." Lt. Clay Higgins has become a local cultural phenomenon thanks to his weekly TV segments on the Lafayette ABC affiliate KATC . Higgins, who looks similar to a... more »
  • Law enforcement combine efforts to stop child abductions Play Video

    April 13, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The local police department and the FBI are heading up a new initiative to quickly handle child abductions. They're working with multiple law enforcement agencies in different parishes to create a team for our geographic area known as "J-CARD". It stands for the Joint Child Abduction... more »
  • Assumption Parish deputies get body cameras Play Video

    April 8, 2015 6:11 PM

    ASSUMPTION - The Sheriff's office purchased 31 body cameras within the last six months for law enforcement, and said it's a good thing for deputies and the public. "There's nothing that this camera will delete or leave out. It captures audio, it captures video, so everything that is done... more »
  • Residents concerned about worsening crime in Donaldsonville Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:31 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - People who live in Donaldsonville said they're concerned about a recent uptick in crime. "We've had shootings. They have shootings everywhere, but not like that. And the reason being for those shootings is unexplainable," said James Lightfoot, who has lived in the town all his life. ... more »
  • U.S. looks to aid Syrian refugees amid security concerns

    February 26, 2015 2:18 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration's commitment to taking in thousands of Syrian refugees is raising national security concerns among some law enforcement officials and Republican lawmakers. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard says those who come to the U.S. will be subject to intensive screening before entering the country.... 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 »
  • State checking on untested rape kits, BRPD reports numbers

    January 9, 2015 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The numbers of untested rape kits across the state are slowly coming in. The legislature passed a measure requesting them from all 421 law enforcement agencies in the state last year, to determine whether or not there is a backlog. "There are lots of incidences in... more »
  • New officers hit the streets next week

    November 14, 2014 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- New police officers will hit the street next week after they graduate from the eightieth training academy Monday. Police said 34 cadets will graduate from the academy. A ceremony will be held at the Independence Park Theater. Officers will begin working as early as Tuesday. ... more »
  • Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a 'game'

    September 25, 2014 1:51 AM

    CANADENSIS, PA - Authorities say the target of a massive manhunt may be playing a game with law enforcement as he hides in the woods of northeast Pennsylvania. Police say they've caught glimpses of 31-year-old Eric Frein as recently as Tuesday. But they couldn't capture him in the rough terrain.... more »
  • Source says Rice video sent to NFL

    September 10, 2014 4:15 PM

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from... more »
  • New Orleans mayor seeks help after Bourbon mayhem

    July 1, 2014 4:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling for state and federal law enforcement help following a Bourbon Street gunfight that injured 10 people - most of them out-of-state visitors. Landrieu said Tuesday he's asked Gov. Bobby Jindal to assign 100 state police to the city permanently, and... more »
  • SMPSO hosts law enforcement tour for parish leaders

    June 26, 2014 4:18 PM

    FRANKLIN - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office opened their headquarters in Franklin last week to give 16 community leaders a look into the inner workings of parish law enforcement. Parish officials said the program, called Leadership St. Mary, is an effort by parish authorities to recruit, inform and... more »
  • Medical marijuana bill stalls in Senate committee

    April 30, 2014 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Medical marijuana still won't be dispensed in Louisiana, after senators rejected a measure to set out guidelines for prescriptions. Louisiana passed medical marijuana laws in 1978 and 1991 for people with certain conditions allowing doctors to prescribe the drug. But rules were not set up for dispensaries,... more »
  • Law enforcement to talk medical marijuana

    April 28, 2014 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies around Louisiana announced plans to discuss their positions on medical marijuana this week. The joint announcement includes the Louisiana Sheriff's Association, Louisiana Chiefs of Police, Louisiana District Attorneys Association, and Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell. The announcement from the politically prominent group could... more »
  • DOJ to study racial bias in law enforcement

    April 28, 2014 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will collect data on police stops, searches, and arrests to study racial bias in law enforcement. Attorney General Eric Holder says the information will be collected in five pilot cities over the next two years. It is part of a new initiative called the... more »
  • Are DWI checkpoints working? Play Video

    November 27, 2013 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is giving credit to law enforcement agencies for the decrease in deadly car crashes where alcohol is at fault. "Since we started doing checkpoints, since we started encouraging no refusals, since we started doing DWI courts and doing more outreach and... more »
  • Suspect's grandmother details his troubled past Play Video

    November 21, 2013 4:31 PM

    WALKER- Less than 24 hours after 22-year old Jessie Gordon shot and killed himself as law enforcement tried to arrest him, his grandmother detailed his troubled past. "He had just started getting into trouble again," Loraine Murtishaw said. Murtishaw was horrified to learn her grandson killed himself as... more »
  • Family questions police chase Play Video

    October 18, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thursday afternoon, the Baton Rouge Police Department, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police were giving chase after they say a man violated a traffic law. EBRSO says their Special Community Anti Crime Team in conjunction with BRAVE observed a maroon vehicle driving... more »
  • Fallen Louisiana officers honored

    September 12, 2013 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Families of fallen officers received the state's highest law enforcement honor on their behalf today in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Law Enforcement Medal of Honor was presented posthumously to Deputy Randall L. Benoit of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, who was killed in a car wreck... more »
  • Slain officers honored with La. Medal of Honor

    September 12, 2013 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Four law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year were honored today at a special ceremony in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Law Enforcement Medal of Honor was presented posthumously to Deputy Randall L. Benoit, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office; Deputy Brandon Nielsen, St. John... more »
  • Law enforcement prepares for school shootings Play Video

    August 2, 2013 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today several law enforcement agencies took part in a training exercise placing a gunman at the LSU Lab School. Officers say a shooter on campus is something no one wants to see, but they have to be prepared for. "There are so many different variables... more »
  • FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

    May 22, 2013 9:53 AM

    BOSTON - Law enforcement officials say a man was shot while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case after he lunged at an FBI agent with a knife. Two officials confirmed that 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev came at the agent Wednesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
  • Texas launches criminal probe into plant explosion

    May 10, 2013 10:53 AM

    WACO, Texas - Texas law enforcement officials are launching a criminal investigation into last month's deadly fertilizer plant explosion. Investigators have up to now largely treated the West Fertilizer Co. blast that killed 14 people as an industrial accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a Friday statement... more »
  • Law enforcement tracks missing kids Play Video

    May 2, 2013 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office says tracking a missing teen's mobile device led to her recovery in Prarieville this week. Authorities say 11 kids go missing every day in Louisiana. To help find these children, law enforcement offers a number of tools to help families locate... more »
  • AMBER Alert saves lives Play Video

    April 4, 2013 10:24 PM

    ZACHARY - Louisiana State Police have initiated a Level 2 Alert, after two boys were taken from their grandmother's home in Tampa, FL. There's been a second reported sighting of their truck they were last seen in Tennessee. At one point, authorities thought Chase Hakken, 2, and Cole Hakken,... more »
  • Civil rights group calling for diversity Play Video

    March 22, 2013 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The NAACP is calling for more diversity in the Baton Rouge police department. The civil rights group says the makeup of the police force should directly reflect the population, and are asking for more African Americans and women to be hired to fight crime. "To ensure... more »
  • BRPD recruits begin basic training Play Video

    February 18, 2013 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department welcomed a new group of recruits to basic training today. Over the next five months, the strongest and smartest of 30 men and women will graduate as law enforcement professionals. "They're pushing us in a really good direction that we... more »
  • Arrests made after guns stolen from deputies' vehicles

    January 11, 2013 4:41 PM

    WALKER - Deputies arrested several people recently in connection with the theft of guns and other items from two law enforcement units in Walker. Spokesperson Lori Steele with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said on Jan. 7 investigators arrested Joseph Baldwin, 26, after finding his DNA at the crime... more »

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