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  • Col. Mike Edmonson's last day as LSP Superintendent Play Video

    March 24, 2017 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson will enter retirement Friday afternoon. Col. Edmonson, the longest serving LSP leader in Louisiana’s history, said the move is in the best interest of the state and his family. Edmonson has been with the state police for more than... more »
  • La. State Police Col. Mike Edmonson retiring amid rising criticism Play Video

    March 15, 2017 9:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson announced his retirement Wednesday after increasing criticism for his leadership. Col. Edmonson, the longest-serving LSP leader in Louisiana's history, said the move is in the best interest of the state. Edmonson continued that Governor John Bel Edwards never asked him... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: State Police back out of investigation into Sheriff Captain Play Video

    February 22, 2017 6:51 PM

    NEW ROADS- State Police suddenly backed out of an investigation into a Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Captain accused of claiming to be at work while he was actually working extra duty. The Investigative Unit showed found that, Adrian Slaughter, a captain over uniform patrol, claimed to be in two places... more »
  • Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet

    December 16, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former congressman, a term-limited lawmaker and the current state police superintendent are among Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' latest cabinet appointments. Edwards Wednesday named former U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon as secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and term-limited state Rep. Karen St. Germain as... more »
  • LSP says no threats to Louisiana from Syrian refugee

    November 19, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Col. Mike Edmonson took to Facebook Thursday to give a point-by-point breakdown of how the Louisiana State Police responded to last week's terror attacks in France and give people an idea of the threats facing Louisiana. The short answer: there aren't any , according to Edmonson.... more »
  • With Mardi Gras drawing to a close, don't forget about safety Play Video

    February 16, 2015 8:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - With just two days of Mardi Gras celebrations remaining, State Police say now isn't the time to slack when it comes to safety. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe . It's important to have a game plan. You should know the... more »
  • Hope for the voiceless: Human trafficking in Baton Rouge Play Video

    February 13, 2015 6:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Calls reporting human trafficking have doubled in Louisiana over the past two years. increased awareness from both public safety officers and the public has helped voiceless victims change their lives. News 2's Rebecca Buchanan visited Sullivan's this morning for Breakfast with 2une In to discuss the upcoming... more »
  • Judge rules LSP retirement hike unconstitutional

    September 16, 2014 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a last-minute retirement hike lawmakers gave to the state police superintendent violates Louisiana's constitution. Judge Janice Clark issued the ruling after a hearing Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. State Sen. Dan Claitor, a Baton Rouge Republican, filed a... more »
  • Lawsuit filed against questioned pension hike

    September 4, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge state senator is challenging a last-minute retirement hike that lawmakers approved for the state police superintendent. Republican Sen. Dan Claitor claims in his lawsuit, filed Thursday, that the pension change was unconstitutional because it wasn't properly passed by the Legislature. Lawyers for the retirement... more »
  • Lawyers: Edmonson retirement lift unconstitutional

    August 16, 2014 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A legal analysis says a big retirement boost for Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, was passed in an unconstitutional manner. The nine-page legal letter recommends that the Louisiana State Police Retirement System refuse to pay enhanced benefits to Edmonson and Trooper Louis Boquet,... more »
  • Retirees to Col: demand your hefty retirement boost be dropped

    August 7, 2014 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Retired state troopers asked State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson to demand the LSP Retirement System to order ACT 859, a state law that enacts a hefty retirement boost for Edmonson and another, 32-year trooper. Some believe the proposal, which passed the recently adjourned legislative session, was... more »
  • Retirement system reviewing last-minute law change

    July 30, 2014 3:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation into the last-minute passage of a pension hike for the state police superintendent continues, despite Col. Mike Edmonson's decision not to accept the increase. Irwin Felps, executive director of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System, said Wednesday the system's attorneys are reviewing whether the law... more »

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