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  • LSU Parade Ground appears empty amid temporary tailgate restrictions Play Video

    September 23, 2017 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Parade Ground was unusually quiet during game-day without Greek tailgaters. Saturday's home game atmosphere was missing a bit without the normal racket of Greek students crowding the Parade Ground. Following the death of Phi Delta Theta pledge, Maxwell Gruver, LSU authorities put an... more »
  • Investigation leads to arrest of man for indecent behavior with 12-year-old

    July 18, 2017 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man accused of soliciting sex with a 12-year-old girl online was arrested Monday after a multi-state investigation. His attorney said he has a "severe intellectual disability" that should be taken into consideration. Joshua Guadamud, 31, was arrested on one count of indecent... more »
  • Cyclists complete journey in honor of law enforcement Play Video

    July 14, 2017 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officers from across the country descended on Baton Rouge Friday, the culmination of a six-day, 500 mile bike ride. Texas Brotherhood Ride's journey, in memory of officers killed in Dallas and Baton Rouge last summer, ended with a ceremony at BRPD headquarters on Airline Highway.... more »
  • 7-month long burglary circuit has targeted law enforcement, guns stolen from cars

    July 10, 2017 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Department-issued law enforcement vehicles have been the target of thieves since the beginning of the year and detectives made significant breaks in the case over the last week, the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit learned. According to a search warrant WBRZ obtained, detectives have been investigating... more »
  • 51 Louisianans arrested on child exploitation charges

    June 18, 2017 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana law enforcement officials say they arrested 51 people on child exploitation charges this spring as part of an annual nationwide crackdown. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the results of Operation Broken Heart IV during a news conference Friday. Landry says the... more »
  • New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

    May 26, 2017 3:36 PM

    JEFFERSON CITY - More than a dozen states this year have passed "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. The new laws came in reaction to a spike in deadly attacks on police last year. Some civil rights activists say the... more »
  • Man charged with murder after NY vehicle carnage

    May 19, 2017 7:49 AM

    NEW YORK - A man accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians has been charged with murder and attempted murder. The New York Police Department says 26-year-old Richard Rojas, of the Bronx, was charged late Thursday with second-degree murder,... more »
  • Memorial service honors fallen law enforcement officers Play Video

    May 8, 2017 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A memorial service to honor law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty was held on Tuesday. East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said the service was a reminder that this year was one of the hardest years for him in law enforcement.... more »
  • Manufacturer: Drones should transmit identifier for security

    March 27, 2017 12:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - The world's largest manufacturer of civilian drones is proposing that the craft transmit identification information to help law enforcement and safety agencies figure out which might belong to rogue operators. DJI, a Chinese company, said in a paper released Monday that radio transmissions of an identification code could... more »
  • Jurors shown video in deputy's murder trial

    March 20, 2017 7:39 AM

    UPDATE: The victims' relatives softly wept as jurors watched graphic video from a police officer's body camera of a shooting that killed a 6-year-old boy and critically wounded his father during a confrontation with law enforcement officers in central Louisiana. At least two of the 12 jurors and two alternates... more »
  • Mississippi could stiffen penalties for attacks on police

    March 17, 2017 8:00 AM

    JACKSON - A bill being sent to the Mississippi governor says penalties could be doubled for people who intentionally harm law enforcement officers, firefighters or emergency workers. Supporters say they filed the "Back the Badge Act" in response to the killings of police officers last year in Dallas and Baton... 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 »
  • Investigations lead to seizure of drugs, guns, money and 2 arrests

    February 2, 2017 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigations conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies led to two arrests and the seizure of several drugs, guns and money on Tuesday. Detectives with the BRPD Special Response Team, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office and the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office assisted in investigations that... more »
  • Governor honors family of fallen officers Play Video

    January 10, 2017 12:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Law enforcement officers and their families held blue ribbons beneath overcast skies at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion Monday. The event marked National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day honoring those who died in the line of duty. "I know our law enforcement officials are serving us very well each... more »
  • Governor Edwards to hold ceremony for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

    January 7, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards signed an official proclamation designating Monday, Jan. 9 as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in Louisiana. The day is a way of expressing gratitude for the dedicated service of law enforcement officers and their families around the state. "We are immensely grateful... more »
  • One arrested after manhunt near Burbank Drive, one still at large

    December 28, 2016 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE – One 18-year-old suspect has been taken into custody and another is still on the run following a manhunt with multiple law enforcement agencies off Burbank Drive Wednesday morning. Police arrested Devante Roberson on charges of aggravated flight of an officer, operation of a motor vehicle, speeding... more »
  • Governor Edwards and law enforcement leaders to discuss Alton Sterling investigation

    November 21, 2016 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards is hosting a meeting on Monday with law enforcement to discuss community response to the pending Department of Justice announcement regarding the investigation of the shooting of Alton Sterling. The Department of Justice has been investigating the July 5th shooting of Alton... more »
  • Slain Officer Matthew Gerald inducted into Central High Hall of Fame Play Video

    October 8, 2016 12:04 AM

    CENTRAL- Central High School honored one of the officers killed in July's attack on law enforcement at their football game Friday. Officer Matthew Gerald graduated from Central back in 1994. During halftime of the school's football game against Walker High, Gerald was officially inducted into the Central High School Hall... more »
  • Increased law enforcement on roadways for Labor Day weekend

    September 1, 2016 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An increased law enforcement presence will be seen through the Labor Day weekend as Louisiana State Troopers will work closely with local law enforcement to remove drunk drivers from the roadways. Last year, five Louisiana families lost loved ones that were killed in drunk driving crashes.... more »
  • Texas law enforcement helps Livingston parish deputies

    August 25, 2016 6:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON – About 70 of the 300 deputies at the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are displaced due to last week's flood. As they continue to work long hours, their family members in blue from Texas are stepping up to support them. Tammy Bowden's husband is a Sergeant for Livingston... more »
  • Donations buy hundreds of ballistic vests for Louisiana officers Play Video

    August 3, 2016 11:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Law enforcement officers in the Baton Rouge area will soon be wearing new equipment, thanks to donations from the community. Hundreds of officers and deputies will be getting new vests with a ballistic steel core. Brandon Cavin, owner of Bayou Gunslingers has been buys helping to... more »
  • Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016

    July 27, 2016 4:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new report says shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year. The data released Wednesday by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund also details an increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that... more »
  • Mom: Gunman would 'pretty much lose it' on police shootings

    July 22, 2016 11:04 AM

    The mother of the man who shot and killed three law-enforcement officers in Baton Rouge says her son would "pretty much lose it" when he heard about a black man being shot by police in what he considered an unlawful manner. Corine Woodley said in an interview with PBS talk... more »
  • Gunman's mother believes he suffered from PTSD

    July 21, 2016 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of the Iraq war veteran who shot and killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge says she believes her son suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and that he once said he thought the CIA was following him. Gavin Long's mother, Corine Woodley, told PBS... more »
  • Free lunch for law enforcement after ambush shooting Play Video

    July 20, 2016 7:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON- One restaurant is going the extra mile with its gratitude for law enforcement. Wayne's Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que in Livingston is offering free meals to all cops this week. It's a response to Sundays shooting of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers. "You see such tragic losses amongst... more »
  • Law enforcement agencies patrolling in pairs after Baton Rouge police shooting

    July 18, 2016 4:42 PM

    Law enforcement in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans are on high alert after three officers were fatally shot on Sunday morning on Airline Highway. In New York City, the police department told personnel that all officers should patrol and even take breaks in pairs, effective immediately... more »
  • Col. Mike Edmonson calls for retraining of law enforcement nationwide Play Video

    July 14, 2016 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Following the death of Alton Sterling, questions have been swirling about training for law enforcement. State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson and Governor John Bel Edwards met with President Obama yesterday, and that topic came up. Edmonson told reporters he believes police officers nationwide need to be retrained.... more »
  • Elected officials urge law enforcement to exercise restraint with protesters

    July 12, 2016 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Elected officials are urging local, state and federal law enforcement to exercise restraint when engaging with protestors. In a letter, singed by "The Black Elected Officials of Baton Rouge," elected officials state that they stand with those in an outcry for justice in the midst of the... more »
  • Governor Edwards briefed on Louisiana, Dallas shootings Play Video

    July 8, 2016 2:56 PM

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR LIVE COVERAGE BATON ROUGE - State and local law enforcement officials have briefed Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on their public safety strategies and concerns in the aftermath of the deadly shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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