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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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? check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Report: US law enforcement deaths down in 2012

    December 27, 2012 9:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - A nonprofit group is reporting that the number of law enforcement officers who died while performing their duties declined this year compared to 2011. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says 127 federal, state and local officers have died so far this year on the job.... more »
  • UPDATE: Law enforcement named wrong Lanza as shooter

    December 14, 2012 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead. The first official says Adam Lanza's... more »
  • New synthetic drug banned in Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 9, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials today banned a new synthetic drug which is blamed for at least one death in Louisiana. The compound, called 25i, was added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act. State health officials, lawmakers, and law enforcement made the announcement at the State Police crime lab.... more »
  • La. troopers giving a hand in NJ

    November 5, 2012 10:28 AM

    TRENTON, N.J. - Eight states are lending law enforcement power to New Jersey in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Attorney General Jeff Chiesa swore in more than 200 out-of-state troopers Monday. The troopers, who are on loan from as far away as Mississippi, will handle security checkpoints and conduct patrols... more »
  • SPLC: Two suspects have ties to "sovereign citizens" check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 17, 2012 3:55 PM

    LAPLACE - Two suspects in the deadly shooting of four sheriff's deputies in LaPlace have ties to a domestic terror movement called the "sovereign citizens", according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Terry Smith and Kyle Joekel were among seven people arrested in connection with a pair of shootings... more »
  • Sheriff: All suspects in custody after deadly shootout check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 16, 2012 3:45 PM

    LAPLACE - Law enforcement agencies rallied around the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office today after four deputies were shot in the line of duty, and two of them killed. Sheriff Mike Tregre briefed the media this afternoon about the deadly shooting, flanked by State Police Col. Mike... more »
  • Livingston Parish authorities hold 'Night Out Against Crime'

    August 7, 2012 11:01 AM

    WALKER - Law enforcement agencies in Livingston Parish scheduled their annual "Night Out Against Crime" event for this evening in Walker. The annual event includes activities for families and the chance for them to interact with members from more than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies,... more »
  • Feds name 4 suspects linked to Fast and Furious

    July 9, 2012 1:26 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities have made a rare disclosure linked to the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious, revealing the identities of four men accused of involvement in the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent 18 months ago. The information comes in the wake of... more »
  • Law enforcement taxes on Assumption ballot

    April 13, 2012 8:35 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Assumption Parish voters will cast ballots Saturday on two major tax proposals dedicated to the Assumption Parish Law Enforcement District. Proposition No. 1 calls for a 10-year, 9.53-mill property tax expected to generate $1.6 million annually, and Proposition No. 2 calls for an additional 10-year, 10-mill property tax,... more »
  • LDEQ publicly listing meth-contaminated homes

    February 23, 2012 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're in the market for a new home, a new tool can help you make sure your dream home isn't someone else's meth home. More than three years after a new law called for creating a list of meth-contaminated houses, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality... more »
  • Synthetic marijuana consequences now include liquor license suspensions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2012 10:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fines and arrests are not the only thing on tap for businesses caught selling synthetic marijuana in Louisiana anymore. The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is getting involved in the crackdown on the illegal products by throwing in a new consequence that includes suspending liquor and... more »
  • ATC gets involved in synthetic marijuana crackdown

    February 13, 2012 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2 has learned the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control is now joining local law enforcement agencies to help stop the illegal sale of synthetic marijuana. If a business is found to be selling the products, ATC will now suspend the liquor and tobacco license,... more »
  • Groups: Repeal La. law against TED enforcement

    February 6, 2012 3:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - Twenty-six conservation groups say Louisiana should repeal the law forbidding state wildlife agents to enforce a federal law requiring trap-doors for turtles in shrimp nets. Louisiana's law, passed in 1987, states that Louisiana won't enforce the federal law until turtle excluder devices have been thoroughly and... more »
  • People in Gardere appreciate sheriff's office efforts

    September 20, 2011 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People living in Gardere say years of increased law enforcement efforts are still paying off. A man was shot and killed during a deadly confrontation Monday night on Helm Drive near Skysail. News 2 spoke with several people who say those types of incidents appear to... more »
  • Technology an enemy for law enforcement when fighting child exploitation

    September 6, 2011 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement, and those that defend accused law breakers, say technology is against their efforts in child exploitation cases. Law enforcement says new ways to mask a person's true identity online, or a way to track that down, is not only standing in their way of catching... more »
  • Police, DA prosecute parents of juvenile criminals

    June 16, 2011 7:11 PM

    BATONR ROUGE - Now that kids are out of school, law enforcement agencies wants to make sure they stay out of trouble. If not, their parents could end up in trouble with them. Rickey Jones, 18, says he's the leader of a Baton Rouge gang called the "City Boyz".... more »
  • First responders fill up free class on meth labs

    April 27, 2011 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A growth in meth lab busts and a cut in funding for lab clean-ups and training led dozens of first responders to a free class on meth lab awareness Wednesday. The EPA's class focused on the basics because many agencies don't even know that when it comes... more »
  • Money headed to local law enforcement to solve cold cases with DNA

    March 21, 2011 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More than 20 people have been killed in Baton Rouge so far this year. And now the special unit set-up to crack cases gets extra money to work on unsolved crimes. State Police are spreading almost $250,000 in federal grant money across four parishes, about half... more »
  • The Meth Effect: Part 3

    March 2, 2011 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- When a meth lab is picked up, that doesn't mean it's cleaned up. It costs thousands of dollars to rid a home of chemicals used in the process, and involves ripping up carpet, gutting walls and revamping ventilation systems. But there's nothing forcing homeowners to clean it... more »
  • The Meth Effect: Part 2

    March 1, 2011 10:17 PM

    You already pay for fire equipment and training for law enforcement and emergency agencies. But to keep them safe from meth labs and their hazards, you could soon be paying to clean those labs and foot the bill for extra classes on dealing with the drug. Rural parish authorities... more »
  • Money for local meth lab clean-up cut from DEA budget

    February 24, 2011 10:30 PM

    NAPOLEANVILLE- Federal money to clean up hazardous meth labs has been cut. The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, tells News 2, "DEA anticipates that funding for the clean-up of meth labs will be exhausted this week. Decisions about additional funding in the future rests with the United States Congress."... more »
  • Law enforcement ready to keep crime out of carnival

    February 18, 2011 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Carnival season in the Capital City kicks off Saturday night and law enforcement is kicking up efforts to keep crime out of the party. Police say they'll have visual elements of protection to send a message to anyone thinking about stirring up trouble. Those will include officers... more »
  • Demand for video security systems on the rise

    February 1, 2011 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More people are buying home security cameras and catching crimes on tape. It's because the cost is down, but the concern for crime is up. One company told News 2 calls for video surveillance jumped from one a week just a year ago, to two a day... more »

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