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  • Maryland police charge driver shot by officer with attempted murder

    February 27, 2017 3:24 PM

    CLARKSVILLE, Md. - Police in Maryland have filed criminal charges against a man who was shot by an officer last week after he drove a car toward the policewoman. Howard County police say 38-year-old Tremayne Dorsey has been charged with attempted murder, assault and driving with a suspended license. Police... more »
  • BRPD thanks 56-year-old woman for saving officer during attack Play Video

    February 19, 2017 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was rushed to the hospital after he was attacked during a traffic stop on Harry Drive Sunday morning. According to BRPD, the officer found 28-year-old Thomas Bennett sleeping in a parked vehicle around 7:50 a.m. in the 8400 block of Harry... more »
  • Mississippi 'Back the Badge' bill passes House after emotional debate

    February 8, 2017 10:04 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi House has voted to triple the penalties for committing violence against law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency responders. The 85-31 vote came Wednesday only after several black representatives talked about how they or their loved ones had been racially profiled or treated harshly by the... more »
  • BRPD squad car involved in accident on Airline Highway Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer was involved in an accident on Airline Highway. #BREAKING @BRPD officer involved in a crash on Airline Hwy near Coursey Blvd. @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/YFSkVDuoaP — Brett Buffington (@BrettBuffington) February 4, 2017 The crash happened on Airline Highway... more »
  • May 8 trial for Tulsa officer who fatally shot unarmed man

    February 1, 2017 12:14 PM

    TULSA - A white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year will go to trial May 8. Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby was arraigned Wednesday in district court. She has pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16 death of Terence Crutcher.... more »
  • Funeral services slated for Friday for slain officer

    January 27, 2017 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Westwego police officer killed last week is slated to be laid to rest Friday. Officer Michael Louviere was shot and killed Jan. 20 on his way home from work when he stopped to investigate a car crash. The crash resulted from a shooting that started that... more »
  • Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting by NOPD

    January 24, 2017 8:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An operation to arrest a pair of armed robbery suspects ended in an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead. According to WWL-TV , the incident occurred in the 10000 block of Curran Blvd. at the Carriage House Apartments in New Orleans East around 5 p.m.... more »
  • Woman zaps victim in the groin, rips flesh from officer's arm

    January 17, 2017 3:23 PM

    THIBODAUX - Police arrested a woman early Saturday morning after she attacked a victim with a stun gun and resisted arrest at a motel on North Canal Boulevard. Police arrived at the motel parking lot around 2 a.m. and found Nadira Tardieff, 37, yelling at someone in a vehicle.... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots man who shot 2, took hostage

    January 16, 2017 7:46 PM

    HERNDON, Va. - Police in Virginia say an officer shot and killed a man who shot two others and then kept a hostage barricaded inside a home even after it caught fire. Fairfax County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker told reporters Monday afternoon that after the home in Herndon, a... more »
  • Man arrested after accidentally texting officer about drug deal

    January 9, 2017 3:42 PM

    PIERRE PART - Assumption Parish police arrested a drug dealer Monday after he mistakenly texted an officer details about a crystal meth delivery. An Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputy received a misdirected message from Dwayne Hebert, 39, in reference to a drug deal in Pierre Part. The officer played along... more »
  • Police: Knife-wielding man in Georgia shot by officers

    December 25, 2016 12:08 PM

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a man is in critical condition after being shot by police answering a domestic call. Authorities say two officers who answered the call around 7 p.m. Christmas Eve were confronted by a man wielding a knife at a home in Buford,... more »
  • Officer shot in eye back home, forgives shooter

    December 24, 2016 11:34 AM

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - A Clarksdale police officer who was shot in the eye early this year is back home, and says he forgives the 19-year-old man accused of shooting him. In February, Cpl. Derrick Couch was sedated and unconscious. He began walking in July. He was in Clarksdale's Christmas parade,... more »
  • Slain officer's family talks spending first birthday and Christmas without him

    December 23, 2016 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Family of one of the slain officers killed in an ambush shooting in July discussed how the Christmas holidays will be the hardest time for them this year. The family of Montrell Jackson, a Baton Rouge Police officer who was killed by a gunman on July... more »
  • College financial aid officer stole $22K from students

    December 19, 2016 12:55 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - Federal prosecutors say a 43-year-old Alexandria woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing more than $22,000 from students at a private college. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says Makquel Gailes also must pay $22,700 restitution. Finley says Gailes was a financial aid officer at Unitech... more »
  • Washington state officer in critical condition following standoff, suspect in custody

    December 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    MOUNT VERNON - A police officer wounded in a shooting in Washington state is in critical condition following surgery. Earlier reports said the officer from Mount Vernon was in serious condition, but Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the 61-year-old man has been in critical condition since arriving unconscious... more »
  • Suspect shot, officer injured in Gretna police chase

    December 16, 2016 10:06 AM

    GRETNA - Authorities say a teenage suspect driving a stolen car was shot by police after he struck an officer with the vehicle during a chase near New Orleans. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports both the 17-year-old suspect and the injured officer survived and were being treated for injuries. Jefferson Parish Sheriff... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots gunman near Baltimore campus

    December 13, 2016 9:59 PM

    BALTIMORE - Authorities say a Coppin State University police officer shot and killed a man who fired at a car driving near that Baltimore campus. Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the uniformed Coppin State officer was on patrol in an unmarked car Tuesday night when he saw a man... more »
  • Baton Rouge police officer cleared in Earth Day altercation

    December 12, 2016 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police haven't found sufficient evidence to support an excessive force complaint against an officer who punched a teenage boy arrested at an Earth Day celebration. The Advocate reports that Sgt. Todd Bourgoyne was placed on leave but returned to active duty after an internal affairs... more »
  • Suspect in fatal shooting of Tacoma officer dead

    December 1, 2016 7:49 AM

    SEATTLE - Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma, Washington, police officer has been shot and killed by officers after a lengthy barricade situation. Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer says the suspect was shot at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday, ending an 11-hour standoff. The... more »
  • Quick-acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker

    November 28, 2016 8:36 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio State University police officer is being praised for shooting and killing a man who drove his car into a crowd and stabbed multiple people on campus. Department of Public Safety Director Monica Moll says 28-year-old Officer Alan Horujko (huh-RUJ'-koh) started on the Ohio State University... more »
  • No bond for man charged college officer's slaying

    November 25, 2016 1:27 PM

    DETROIT - A 31-year-old man charged in the fatal shooting of a Wayne State University police officer near the school's Detroit campus is being held without bond. DeAngelo Davis was arraigned Friday in Romulus District Court and ordered jailed. Davis is charged with first-degree murder, murder of a police officer... more »
  • Officer in Detroit 'critical' after shooting

    November 22, 2016 8:17 PM

    DETROIT - Detroit's police chief says a university police officer is in "critical" condition after being shot while on duty near the campus of Wayne State University. James Craig told reporters in the area on Tuesday night that the five-year police veteran was shot once and was in surgery. He... more »
  • Officer sues Black Lives Matter activist over protest injury

    November 7, 2016 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest after a deadly police shooting in July is suing prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, who was arrested during the protests. The unnamed officer's lawsuit says he was struck in the face by... more »
  • Louisiana deputy kills man who points gun at him

    November 3, 2016 10:26 AM

    HOUMA - Louisiana authorities say sheriff's deputy killed a man who shot himself in the chest and then pointed a gun at the officer. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office identified the man as 59-year-old Wilton Henry, of Houma. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said in a news release the deputy responded to... more »
  • Former officer arrested for failure to appear in court following fraud charges

    October 20, 2016 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former BRPD officer, arrested in 2015 for using a department-issued credit card to make more than $1,450 in unauthorized charges, has been arrested for failure to appear in court. A Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson says Christopher Guerra was rearrested recently. Guerra was arrested... more »
  • Tulsa police officer charged in man's death

    September 22, 2016 4:49 PM

    TULSA - A prosecutor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, says arrangements are being made for the surrender of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed a first-degree manslaughter charge Thursday against officer Betty Shelby, who shot and... more »
  • Chief: Man who stopped Minnesota mall stabbings 'right person'

    September 19, 2016 1:58 PM

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A Minnesota police chief says the part-time officer who fatally shot a man stabbing people at a St. Cloud mall was "the right person, at the right place, at the right time" to prevent the attack from getting worse. Avon Police Chief Corey Nellis said at... more »
  • Officer fired, arrested after video shows him kicking handcuffed suspect

    September 17, 2016 3:54 PM

    GRETNA - A Gretna police officer was fired and has been arrested after being caught on camera kicking a handcuffed suspect, according to Police Chief Arthur Lawson Jr. A security camera video of the April apprehension shows an officer, Robert Wallow, kicking a handcuffed man as he lay on... more »
  • Councilwoman renews call for police residency requirement Play Video

    August 7, 2016 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Almost 900 officers are on the Baton Rouge Police force, but according to Metro-Councilmember Chauna Banks, 45 percent of them don't live in East Baton Rouge Parish. "During this troubling time where there's absolutely a distrust between our law enforcment and our citizens, the only way... more »
  • Officer in critical condition to undergo more surgery Friday

    July 29, 2016 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Corporal Nick Tullier, one of the officers injured during the July 17th shooting, is set to undergo another surgery on Friday. Tullier was shot in the head and torso and has remained in the hospital in critical condition since the shooting took place. The surgery is... more »
  • Police: San Diego officers shot in traffic stop

    July 29, 2016 12:18 PM

    SAN DIEGO - San Diego's police chief says the fatal shooting of a police officer and wounding of a second occurred during a traffic stop. Chief Shelley Zimmerman says the gang suppression officers reported they were making the stop shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday and almost immediately radioed for emergency... more »
  • Off duty officer and good Samaritans save man from submerged car

    July 28, 2016 3:53 PM

    VACHERIE – A man was saved from drowning by an off duty Port Allen officer and two good Samaritans after his car became submerged in a bayou in St. James Parish. On Wednesday around 6 p.m., Troopers responded to a crash on LA 20 in St. James Parish after a... more »
  • Dallas Police officer returns home to Baton Rouge for officers' funerals Play Video

    July 26, 2016 12:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of law enforcement officers from out of town made their way to Baton Rouge over the past week to pay their respects to the three officers killed in an ambush earlier this month. Among that group was Dallas Police Department officer Chris Langlois who has... more »
  • Indianapolis police officer shot, suspect killed after chase

    July 25, 2016 9:47 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indianapolis police say an officer has been shot and another officer is injured following a chase and exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who was killed. Indianapolis Police Chief Troy Riggs told reporters Monday evening that the officer who was shot was taken to a hospital and... more »
  • PHOTOS: Funeral and procession of Officer Matthew Gerald

    July 22, 2016 4:41 PM

    Images from News 2 viewers and WBRZ.com viewers poured in via social media networks on Friday when Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Matthew Gerald was laid to rest. The officer was shot and killed during the gunfight that unfolded at an Airline Highway business on the morning of Sunday,... more »
  • Custom-built free caskets donated to families of murdered officers Play Video

    July 21, 2016 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special donation for three murdered law enforcement officers and their families arrived in Baton Rouge Thursday. Trey Ganem owns a company that makes specialized caskets. He says when we learned of the tragedy that occurred in Baton Rouge, he and his team immediately got to... more »
  • Funeral arrangements announced for slain officers

    July 19, 2016 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Funeral arrangements have been announced for two of the slain officers involved in Sunday's shooting. BRPD Officer Matthew Gerald and Corporal Montrell Jackson were two of the three officers killed during a shooting that took place on Airline Highway on early Sunday morning. Officer Gerald was... more »
  • 1 officer released from OLOL; 1 remains in critical condition

    July 18, 2016 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – One officer injured in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway has been released from the hospital. A sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital. Another deputy is in fair condition... more »
  • Officer killed in Sunday shooting was devoted family man

    July 18, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The neighbor of one of the slain officers in Baton Rouge says that if 41-year-old Matthew Gerald had been hardened by his years in the military, you couldn't tell it when he became an officer and got his squad car. Ashley Poe says Gerald seemed so... more »
  • Baltimore officer acquitted in custody death

    July 18, 2016 11:26 AM

    BALTIMORE - A judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer on all charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a black who died after he was injured in a police transport van. Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted Monday after a bench trial by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Rice... more »
  • Police: Drunk driver kills local officer at traffic stop

    July 3, 2016 3:00 PM

    STERLINGTON - Authorities say a drunk driver sideswiped a police car at a traffic stop in northeast Louisiana, killing one officer and injuring two others. The wreck occurred early Sunday on Highway 165 in Sterlington. Sterlington Police Chief Barry Bonner says Officer David Elahi was standing next to a patrol... more »
  • 18-year-old arrested after slamming victim to the ground, pushing officer in traffic

    June 27, 2016 12:32 PM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux Police arrested a man after slamming a victim to the ground until unconscious and pushing a police officer into traffic. On Friday, June 24 around 1:20 a.m., 18-year-old Chase Hutchinson and the victim were arguing outside of a bar at the intersection of West 2nd and St.... more »
  • Woman arrested after impersonating officer, falsely arresting man

    June 22, 2016 1:12 PM

    LAKE CHARLES – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a woman for impersonating a police officer and falsely arresting a man. On June 21 around 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to a call at a local casino on Hwy 397 in Lake Charles in reference to a woman, later identified as... more »
  • Vigil planned for NOPD officer who died after car crash

    June 8, 2016 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A vigil has been planned for an NOPD officer that was struck and killed by a drunk driver on Sunday, June 3. 31-year-old Natasha Hunter passed away Tuesday after succumbing to injuries she sustained after the car crash. Hunter suffered brain injuries after being inside her police... more »
  • Clergy put to the test by BRPD Play Video

    May 12, 2016 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Clergy members got to see what it's like to walk in the shoes of police officers. BRPD gave the ministers a crash course on making split-decisions in their annual Cops & Clergy event. The scenario Thursday night: a suspicious man looking into the window of cars.... more »
  • Off-duty cop kills man who went on stabbing rampage, killing 2

    May 10, 2016 10:47 PM

    TAUNTON, MA - Authorities have identified a man who they say killed two people and wounded four others in stabbing attacks at a home and a shopping mall in Massachusetts before being shot dead. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that 28-year-old Arthur Darosa crashed a car outside... more »
  • LSU students threaten to disrupt campus events over officer's comments

    April 12, 2016 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A small gathering of about 30 LSU students rallied together Monday night to discuss what to do about a police officer's comments about rape they found offensive . They're frustrated by this quote from LSU spokesman Lt. Kevin Scott in the student newspaper "The Reveille": "If you... more »
  • BRPD officer on leave, criminal investigation underway Play Video

    March 21, 2016 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge police officer is on administrative leave. He's accused of having sex with a woman while he was on the clock. Baton Rouge Police say there are two investigations. One is administrative, while the other is criminal and being handled by the District Attorney's Office. Brad... more »
  • BRPD using video from body cameras in investigations Play Video

    March 2, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night leaders and residents discussed the desire to expand a pilot program for BPRD officer body cameras to the entire force. Most at the meeting at the MLK Community Center on Gus Young Avenue were in support of the program. It came in handy in February... more »
  • Second officer injured in weekend shootout released from hospital Play Video

    February 15, 2016 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the second officer injured in a shootout over the weekend has been released from the hospital. The suspect in the shooting died Saturday evening. The first officer injured during the shootout was released over the weekend. The shooting... more »
  • BRPD releases names of officers involved in shootout

    February 15, 2016 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department has released the names of the two officers injured in shootout over the weekend. They mortally wounded the man who was shooting at them. According to a Baton Rouge Police spokesperson, Theodore Smith III and Sean Garic were taken to the hospital after... more »
  • Mississippi police officer shot in head

    February 14, 2016 12:22 PM

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. - Authorities in northwest Mississippi say an officer was shot while investigating a robbery. Mayor Bill Luckett says Officer Derrick Couch was found on the street outside a convenience store that had been robbed late Saturday by two masked men. The report said the officer was hospitalized after... more »
  • Police officer accused of beating, kidnapping wife

    January 6, 2016 11:26 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Plaquemine Police officer Tuesday on charges he attacked and kidnapped his estranged wife. Deputies accused 28-year-old Justin Bush of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and malfeasance in office. Sheriff Brett Stassi said they were notified Tuesday that Bush's wife called Plaquemine... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy shot responding to shooting that injured 1

    December 27, 2015 11:01 AM

    BALDWIN - Authorities say a south Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot while responding to a shooting. State Master Trooper Brooks David says one man was arrested after the incident Sunday in Ashton, a St. Mary Parish community about 35 miles southeast of Lafayette. He says about 6:10 a.m., a caller... more »
  • Two people killed by Chicago police officer identified

    December 26, 2015 12:28 PM

    CHICAGO - The Cook County medical examiner has identified two people killed in a Chicago police shooting as a 19-year-old black man and 55-year-old black woman. Spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman says Quientonio Legreir and Betty R. Jones were killed early Saturday on the city's West Side. Jones was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Chicago officer charged in killing of black teen

    November 24, 2015 11:28 AM

    CHICAGO - A white Chicago police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting a black teenager. Charges announced Tuesday come as the city prepares to release a squad-car video of Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. The... more »
  • Man indicted in Shreveport officer's death pleads not guilty

    October 26, 2015 2:25 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A man accused in the slaying of Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley has entered a not guilty plea to a charge of first-degree murder. The Times reports 27-year-old Grover Cannon entered the plea Monday in state court. His next hearing date is Dec. 21. The state indicated it... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in death of Shreveport police officer

    October 16, 2015 10:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 27-year-old Shreveport man faces a first-degree murder charge for his alleged role in the death of police officer Thomas LaValley. Grover Cannon is currently being held without bond at Caddo Correctional Center. The Times reports a Caddo Parish grand jury returned the first-degree murder indictment on Thursday.... more »
  • Off-duty Memphis police officer shot, killed

    October 11, 2015 5:16 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Authorities say an off-duty Memphis police officer is dead after being shot multiple times. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said 31-year-old Terence Olridge was taken to a local hospital on Sunday where he later died. Armstrong said officers got a call around 1 p.m. about a shooting... more »
  • Deputies charge man with impersonating officer

    October 7, 2015 3:53 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Denham Springs man after they said he put lights and sirens on his vehicle and began pulling people over for speeding. Deputies charged 67-year-old Nathaniel Bankston of Denham Springs with impersonating a peace officer and drug possession after his arrest Monday. ... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police mourn loss of fellow officer

    September 24, 2015 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. Officer Russ Hernandez passed away Wednesday due to unknown medical conditions. Hernandez joined the BRPD in 2013. BRPD says during his time on the force, Hernandez received multiple letters of commendations and was an... more »
  • Prayer rally brings comfort to slain officer's family Play Video

    September 14, 2015 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a fallen Shreveport police officer said she found comfort in Monday's prayer rally for law enforcement officers held on the state Capitol steps in. Jackie LaValley is the mother of Officer Thomas LaValley, who was shot to death in early August when responding... more »
  • Officer that tackled former tennis star should be fired, says Blake

    September 12, 2015 1:57 PM

    NEW YORK - The former tennis star who was tackled during a mistaken arrest by a New York City police officer says the officer involved should lose his job. James Blake told The Associated Press on Saturday that Officer James Frascatore's history of excessive-force complaints means he shouldn't "ever have... more »
  • NOPD officer injured, second person killed in shooting

    September 11, 2015 6:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An NOPD officer was injured by shrapnel when he was shot at while responding to a crime scene Friday, according to the police department. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Chief Michael Harrison said the officer was going to be okay, and that he was hurt when... more »
  • South Carolina officer fired after body camera footage backs up complaints

    September 11, 2015 3:45 PM

    COLUMBIA- A South Carolina lawman has been fired after body camera footage backed up fellow officers' complaints about excessive force. Simpsonville Police Chief Keith Grounsell told local media outlets Thursday that Officer Brian Kurta was fired from the department late last month. Grounsell says an internal investigation was conducted after... more »
  • Funeral arrangements released for murdered officer

    August 28, 2015 4:32 PM

    SUNSET - The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office released funeral arrangements for a Sunset Police officer who investigators said was murdered during a man's violent rampage this week. Captain Clay Higgins said Officer Henry Nelson would be laid to rest Sept. 5 at Zion Traveler's Church in Sunset. Viewing... more »
  • Man arrested, punched for trying to take officer's Taser

    August 6, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was booked for resisting arrest after police said he tried to grab an officer's Taser during a struggle Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police said officers were sent to Jackson Avenue over a fight between 48-year-old Lonald Ray Blakes and his wife. The... more »
  • Detroit police officer saves skunk

    August 2, 2015 4:50 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was... more »
  • NOPD officer dies from sustained injuries

    July 18, 2015 11:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police Officer Vernell Brown Jr. has died after he was struck by a car earlier this week. The police department announced in a news release Saturday at the 17-year veteran of the department died Friday night in a local hospital. The 47-year-old Brown was struck... more »
  • NOPD officer injured while investigating fire

    July 12, 2015 1:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say one car hit another on Interstate 10, than hit and seriously injured an officer who was investigating a vehicle fire. A news release says 47-year-old Officer Vernell Brown is in serious condition after the accident Sunday morning. Earlier news releases said he was... more »
  • Man pleads not guilty to killing New Orleans officer

    July 6, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man accused of shooting and killing a New Orleans police officer while he was being taken to jail has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-three-year-old Travis Boys appeared Monday before a judge to enter a plea in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway. Prosecutors are seeking... more »
  • Boys' family offers sympathy to slain NOPD officer's family

    July 5, 2015 5:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The family of a man accused of killing a New Orleans policeman has released a statement of sympathy and thanks to the dead man's family. Public defender Christopher Murell, one of Travis Boys' attorneys, emailed the family's statement Sunday. They say they're deeply sorry for the heartache... more »
  • Hundreds say goodbye to slain NOPD Officer

    June 27, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scores of uniformed police officers were among hundreds filing into a New Orleans church to say goodbye to Daryle Holloway, an officer who was shot to death while on duty last weekend. Saturday's viewing and memorial Mass was being held at St. Maria Goretti Church in eastern... more »
  • Former NOPD officer pleads guilty to high-speed chase

    June 23, 2015 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS -- A former veteran of the New Orleans Police Department pleaded guilty Monday to charges related to a high-speed chase over the Causeway Bridge, according to a WWLTV.com report . Causeway police in 2013 attempted to pull over a car driven by Gary Calico after an officer... more »
  • Warrant details deadly struggle between officer, prisoner

    June 22, 2015 1:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An arrest warrant described the final actions of a officer struggling to keep hold of the prisoner in his custody, even after investigators said the prisoner shot him from the back seat of a police cruiser while on his way to Orleans Parish Prison. Investigators said... more »

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