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  • Former New Orleans police officer wants job back

    February 11, 2014 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former New Orleans police lieutenant wants his job back and back pay after prosecutors dropped federal charges against him in the alleged cover-up of Henry Glover's burning and fatal shooting. Travis McCabe was accused of doctoring a police report to make it seem like former Officer David... more »
  • N.O. officer suspended, accused of malfeasance

    January 31, 2014 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Police have suspended a veteran officer for allegedly harassing a woman she believes was dating the same man she is. Authorities filed a bill of information Jan. 16 against Officer Carolyn Dalton, accusing her of malfeasance in office. The alleged victim filed a complaint Jan. 8... more »
  • BRPD officer arrested for DWI

    January 24, 2014 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer possibly involved an overnight two-vehicle crash, has been arrested for DWI. It happened around 3:40 a.m. on I-12 eastbound near the Sherwood Forest exit. Police say Steven Woodring was headed east in his personal vehicle, when another car lost control... more »
  • Baton Rouge man killed in MS bank robbery

    December 24, 2013 11:46 AM

    TUPELO, Miss. - A former Louisiana guardsman from Baton Rouge was killed Monday in a Tupelo bank robbery. Cpl. Gale Stauffer, 38, was shot and killed when trying to stop a getaway car after a robbery while working as a Tupelo police officer. Another officer was also shot... more »
  • Ex-officers who won new trial seek bond

    November 6, 2013 9:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two of the former New Orleans police officers who won a new trial in connection with deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina have asked a federal judge to release them from prison. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt didn't immediately rule on the separate requests for... more »
  • Officer crashes cruiser, leaves scene Play Video

    October 16, 2013 5:49 PM

    WHITE CASTLE- A White Castle Police Officer is under investigation after he was involved in a crash with three other cars, but left the scene. It happened Friday on Cambre Street in White Castle. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office showed up at the scene to investigate, and noticed the... more »
  • Officer hurt in heroin-related wreck

    October 8, 2013 11:54 AM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell police officer was hurt after a suspected heroin user crashed into the officer's police vehicle. The police lieutenant is recovering from minor injuries in the incident that took place Monday afternoon. Police say 32-year-old Ronald Ceplina crashed into the police vehicle while it was... more »
  • BRPD officer accused of battery

    September 17, 2013 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the Baton Rouge Police Department is in trouble with the law this afternoon. Detectives have arrested 24 year-old Taylor Derousselle on a misdemeanor charge of Simple Battery. Derousselle is accused of punching an employee of The Varsity Theater in the face, while... more »
  • NOPD suspends officer after off-duty DWI arrest

    September 1, 2013 4:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer has been suspended without pay after being booked with drunk driving while off duty. Spokeswoman Remi Braden says the department is investigating Officer Jayson Germann. State Trooper Nick Manale says Germann, of Bush, apparently lost control of his unmarked car shortly... more »
  • Yemen: Al-Qaida gunmen kill intelligence official

    August 31, 2013 1:44 PM

    SANAA - Security officials in Yemen say suspected al-Qaida-linked gunmen have shot and killed a senior intelligence officer. The security officials said Hassan al-Mansouri was killed Saturday in Labous, in the southern Lahj province, following a day of clashes between local tribesmen and suspected members of al-Qaida in the area.... more »
  • Police officer accused of kidnapping La. man

    August 25, 2013 6:13 PM

    MANY - Authorities in central Louisiana have spent the weekend searching for a man they believe was kidnapped from his home at gunpoint by a Natchitoches police officer. Twenty-five year-old Tony Procell has been missing for almost a week. The Shreveport Times reports that security video at Procell's mobile home... more »
  • Guilty plea by officer in 2012 drug raid death

    August 16, 2013 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a drug raid that ended in the death of a 20-year-old unarmed man. The plea from Officer Joshua Colclough was accepted Friday in New Orleans criminal court.... more »
  • Death penalty sought in officer's shooting

    August 2, 2013 8:48 AM

    FRANKLIN - Prosecutors in St. Mary Parish will seek the death penalty against a Charenton man indicted in the deaths earlier this year of a neighbor and a Chitimacha Tribal Police officer. The announcement came as 48-year-old Wilbert Thibodeaux changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity... more »
  • Officer arrested for hitting suspect has troubled career Play Video

    August 1, 2013 4:50 PM

    WALKER - A Walker Police officer accused of hitting a rape suspect while they were in custody recently ran into trouble with past law enforcement agencies for using excessive force. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested James Dipuma, 32, after they said he hit Raymond Robison, 19, while Robison was... more »
  • LPSO: Officer, family member attack rape suspect

    August 1, 2013 3:10 PM

    WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Walker Police officer after they said he beat a suspect accused of raping a juvenile, then let the juvenile's family members hit the suspect as well. Investigators said on July 24 Officer James Dipuma, 32, arrested Raymond Robison, 19, on suspicion of having... more »
  • 3 suspects arrested in police officer fatal hit-run

    July 9, 2013 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police have arrested three suspects in the hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a New Orleans police officer. Police booked 25-year-old Justin McKey with manslaughter and hit and run. Police say McKey was allegedly driving the 2013 Porsche Panamera that hit Officer Rodney Thomas on Sunday... more »
  • Sorrento cop reprimanded for parking illegally Play Video

    July 3, 2013 4:58 PM

    SORRENTO - Pictures of a Sorrento Police Officer parked in a handicapped parking spot are stirring controversy in the small Ascension Parish town. Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot isn't wasting any time disciplining the officer. ""What I'm going to do is write a letter of recommendation that he... more »
  • New Orleans police officer fired

    June 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a New Orleans police officer has been fired for clocking in overtime when he allegedly was doing personal business. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden tells The Advocate that Sgt. John Hunter was fired "after a lengthy, undercover Public Integrity Bureau investigation revealed that he had committed... more »
  • Police bust attempted murder suspect, find others smoking pot Play Video

    June 24, 2013 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police raid to catch an attempted murder suspect caught several men, including the suspect, smoking marijuana in broad daylight authorities said. Monday, Baton Rouge officers arrested Steaphon Harris,28, for shooting a man at 1819 N. Marque Ann three days earlier. Police said Harris was... more »
  • NO police officer fired for violating policies

    June 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans Police officer has been fired for violating the department's policy on moral conduct. In a news release, officials said Jeremy Wilcox was dismissed Tuesday. Wilcox was pulled over last July by a St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy for driving a truck with... more »
  • BRPD: Officer bitten by pit bull Play Video

    June 4, 2013 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said one of their officers was attacked and bitten by a pit bull while responding to a disturbance at a home. A spokesperson for BRPD said one of their officers responded to a call about a disturbance on Dutton Ave. this afternoon.... more »
  • Off-duty Lafayette police officer killed in Iberville crash

    May 18, 2013 6:45 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - An off-duty Lafayette Police Lieutenant died in a motorcycle crash Saturday on LA Highway 3000, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Stephen Hammons. Around 2:00 p.m. 45-year-old Richard "Ricky" Rees was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson north on LA 3000. Rees was entering a sharp right... more »
  • Police officer fired after twin brother's death

    May 18, 2013 5:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - The Shreveport Police Department has fired the brother of a slain officer, drawing fire from the local police union. Police Chief Willie Shaw said in a statement Friday that he had fired Sgt. Matthew Prunty for violating department policies. However, the head of the Shreveport Police Officers... more »
  • Manhunt underway for Boston suspect, other killed by police

    April 19, 2013 7:12 AM

    WATERTOWN, Mass. - Authorities have identified the origin of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing to the Associated Press. This comes after a long night of violence that left one of them dead, while the other remains on the run. A law enforcement intelligence bulletin obtained... more »
  • MIT: Campus clear after police officer's shooting

    April 19, 2013 2:33 AM

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Police at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say a suspect in the fatal shooting of an officer is no longer on campus. No arrests have been made in the MIT officer's shooting. The shooter is being sought. But MIT said Friday on its website it's... more »
  • New Orleans police officer booked with forcible rape

    April 18, 2013 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been arrested and booked with the alleged forcible rape of a 15 year-old girl. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden says 42-year-old Desmond Pratt was also booked on charges of sexual battery. Braden says Pratt was placed on emergency suspension without pay following... more »
  • BRPD officers stabbed, suspect killed

    April 8, 2013 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating the stabbing of two of its officers this afternoon. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the officers were stabbed after getting in the middle of a dispute between two people at 129 N. 24th Street shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. Stubbs said... more »
  • Ex-officer pleads not guilty to malfeasance

    April 5, 2013 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge police officer told a state judge he is innocent of felony charges that accuse him of falsifying misdemeanor summonses while he was on the force. Derek Burns has pleaded not guilty to first-degree injuring of public records and malfeasance. Both offenses carry up... more »
  • Retrial postponed for ex-cop in Katrina case

    March 22, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has postponed the retrial of a retired New Orleans police sergeant charged with helping cover up deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Gerard Dugue's retrial was scheduled to start May 13. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt didn't immediately set a new date.... more »
  • S. Africa: former Pistorius detective quits force

    March 7, 2013 10:40 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South African police say the former lead detective in the investigation of the murder case against Oscar Pistorius has resigned from the police force. Police Brig. Neville Malila said Thursday that detective Hilton Botha voluntarily applied to leave the service. Botha made several procedural errors in his role... more »
  • BRPD motorcycle officer injured in wreck

    February 28, 2013 4:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge motorcycle officer wrecked after a piece of asphalt struck him today. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the officer had minor injuries after the single-vehicle wreck at Nicholson and Campus Drive. McKneely said they believe a piece of asphalt bounced off the... more »
  • Livingston Parish warrant roundup nets 9 Play Video

    February 14, 2013 5:33 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Law enforcement in Livingston Parish is cracking down on the illegal sale of prescription drugs. Armed with 25 warrants, deputies successfully took nine accused drug sellers off the streets and into custody. Many were wanted on multiple charges, accused of selling prescription drugs including hydrocodone, morphine... more »
  • BRPD Officer punched in face after parade downtown Play Video

    February 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge Police Officer was injured and transported to the hospital after an incident at Florida and Lafayette Streets downtown. According to BRPD, a 18-year-old Christopher Hensley of Zachary was arrested around 2:45 p.m. Saturday following the Spanish Town Parade after he punched a uniformed Baton... more »
  • Former police officer indicted on sex charge

    February 7, 2013 7:33 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A former Lafayette police corporal has been indicted by a Lafayette Parish grand jury on charges of sexual battery and malfeasance for allegedly sexually battering a woman while he was on duty. 34-year-old Jackie Hagan Jr., of Sunset, allegedly responded to a report of a crime in downtown... more »
  • Bossier man jailed for claiming to be officer

    January 30, 2013 9:02 AM

    GREENWOOD- Claiming to be an officer resulted in not getting a ticket, but instead a trip to jail for a Bossier City man. The Times reports Greenwood police stopped 41-year-old Melvin Shupert on Interstate 20 Sunday for not having a license plate. Investigators say Shupert allegedly told the officer that... more »
  • West Feliciana schools receive additional security

    January 30, 2013 7:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office has assigned an additional deputy to school security duties, giving each of the parish's four schools a full-time officer on campus. During a briefing on security issues on Tuesday, Chief Sheriff's Deputy Randy Metz told school board members the fourth officer... more »
  • Bossier Parish sheriff's deputy fired

    January 29, 2013 8:45 AM

    BENTON- Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington has fired a deputy following the officer's arrest for driving while intoxicated. Whittington says Jesse Williams Jr., of Benton, was stopped Sunday by state police on La. Highway 3 near Benton on traffic violations. The sheriff says the trooper noticed the 48-year-old Williams appeared... more »
  • Ex-cop seeks new judge for retrial over shooting

    January 29, 2013 7:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer has asked a federal judge to disqualify himself from presiding over his retrial on charges he fatally shot a man without justification in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath before the man's body was burned in a car. A court filing Monday by lawyers... more »
  • Inmate's trial scheduled May 20 in prison killing

    January 18, 2013 7:16 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Trial for the last of the five Angola inmates accused of killing a penitentiary security officer in 1999 has been set for the week of May 20. The new attorneys for inmate Barry Edge last month won a delay of the trial that was scheduled to begin... more »
  • NO officer pleads not guilty to accepting bribes

    January 18, 2013 5:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 37-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department has pleaded not guilty to a felony count of public bribery. Officer John Ray, who has been with the department since 1975, is accused of accepting $600 in bribes from a tow-truck company between 2010 and 2011.... more »
  • BRPD officer clings to car as suspect drives off Play Video

    January 8, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer is recovering after he was dragged down O'Neal Lane as he tried to stop a suspect from fleeing. The officer noticed a suspicious car parked behind a bank on O'Neal. He followed the suspect to a nearby gas station to question... more »
  • Officer dragged by vehicle during traffic stop

    January 8, 2013 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic stop in Baton Rouge turned into something else entirely early this morning. Sources tell News 2 a Baton Rouge Police officer stopped a vehicle, and was then dragged some distance by that vehicle near the 16000 block of Florida Avenue. Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • NYPD officers shot in separate incidents

    January 4, 2013 7:09 AM

    NEW YORK - Three New York City police officers are recovering after being shot in separate incidents that left one suspect dead and four under arrest. The shootings occurred in a one-hour span Thursday night. Off-duty Police Officer Juan Pichardo was shot in the thigh at his family's... more »
  • Former Delcambre officer found guilty of kidnapping

    December 4, 2012 10:24 AM

    ABBEVILLE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Vermilion Parish jury has found a former Delcambre police officer guilty of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. Caldwell said in a news release Tuesday that Friday's conviction of 53-year-old Ernest Billiot stemmed from a 2008 incident in which Billiot abused his... more »
  • Officer fired from force after fake ticket arrests

    November 9, 2012 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A police officer has been fired after two arrests for writing fake tickets. Derek Burns has been accused of injuring public records, forgery and malfeasance in office. The two arrests stem from four false summonses. According to court documents, Burns forged the victims' signatures on the... more »
  • BR officer arrested for falsifying records

    October 31, 2012 1:54 PM

    Baton Rouge- A police officer in Baton Rouge accused of falsifying records, has been arrested. This is the second time in less than two months that Derek Burns has been accused of injuring public records, forgery and malfeasance in office. Burns was arrested and booked back in September... more »
  • Men face attempted murder charges after beating cop

    October 2, 2012 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested two men this week accused of beating an off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer during an argument in August. Investigators arrested Anthony and Joshua Tamburello of LaPlace in connection with the altercation Aug. 19 at the Highland Village Condominiums. Police said the officer approached a... more »
  • Two arrested in beating of off-duty cop

    October 2, 2012 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two men this week accused of beating an off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer during an argument last month. Investigators arrested Anthony and Joshua Tamburello of LaPlace in connection with the altercation Aug. 19 at the Highland Village Condominiums. Police said the officer approached... more »
  • Houston officer shoots, kills double amputee in wheelchair

    September 22, 2012 6:16 PM

    HOUSTON - A Houston police officer has fatally shot a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair after police say the double amputee waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen. Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva says the man cornered the officer early Saturday inside a group home after... more »
  • Jury convicts Drew Peterson of 3rd wife's death

    September 6, 2012 2:54 PM

    JOLIET, Ill. - A jury has convicted former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict against Drew Peterson on Thursday in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio. The 58-year-old Peterson faces a maximum 60-year prison term. Savio's body was found... more »
  • Baton Rouge police officer arrested for forgery, malfeasance

    September 6, 2012 2:50 PM

    Baton Rouge- A Baton Rouge police officer, accused of falsifying four misdemeanor summonses, is now under arrest. Police say between June 6 and July 26, Derek Burns issued four misdemeanor summonses to three people without their knowledge. The victims told investigators that they had never come into contact... more »
  • Shooting near Texas A&M kills officer, civilian

    August 13, 2012 2:47 PM

    College Station, Texas - Police say at least one law enforcement officer and one civilian have been killed in a shooting near Texas A&M University's campus. Assistant Chief Scott McCollum says the gunman also was shot Monday before being taken into custody. McCollum say the officer killed was a constable... more »
  • Chief: Officer shot at Sikh temple still critical

    August 6, 2012 10:45 AM

    OAK CREEK, Wis. - The police chief of a Wisconsin city where a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple says the suspect shot the first officer on the scene eight to nine times with a handgun at close range. Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards says the suspect ambushed... more »
  • SU officer resigns following arrest

    July 26, 2012 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say a Southern University police officer accused of pointing a gun at someone three times following an argument earlier this month has resigned. The Advocate reports 29-year-old Randolph Jehucal Harrell was booked July 14 with aggravated assault. According to an arrest warrant, Harrell and the victim... more »
  • State agencies consider joint officer training

    July 12, 2012 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Police and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are exploring the possibility of a joint training academy as a way to recruit new officers and reduce agency costs. State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson said Wednesday that no date has been set for a possible... more »
  • Suspect arrested after shooting at BR police officer

    May 3, 2012 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An armed robbery suspect is in police custody this morning in Baton Rouge following a shooting at a local grocery store. Investigators say the man, who police have not identified yet, tried to rob the store on Choctaw Drive around 8:30 Wednesday night. The suspect... more »
  • BRPD: Officer Involved Shooting

    May 2, 2012 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2 has learned Baton Rouge Police are on the scene of an officer involved shooting. Police say the scene is in the 3800 block of Choctaw. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs tells News 2 no one is dead. News 2 will have more on this developing story... more »
  • NOPD suspends officer accused of driving drunk

    April 6, 2012 6:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they have suspended an officer accused of driving drunk in an unmarked city vehicle while off duty. Police spokesman Remi Braden says Causeway Police pulled over 33-year-old Ryan Aucoin shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the 24-mile-long bridge that... more »
  • Former officer accused of choking suspect

    March 7, 2012 7:12 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A former Port Allen police officer has been charged with choking a suspect during a traffic stop. A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted Jasmione Clark Tuesday on charges of second-degree battery and malfeasance for the Sept. 24 incident that prosecutors said left Port Allen resident... more »
  • BRPD release name of officer shot in the vest Play Video

    March 2, 2012 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have identified the officer involved in a shooting Wednesday night. Richard McCloskey, 29, has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is routine after an officer-involved shooting. Michael Anthony Joseph, 41, is accused of firing the shots at McCloskey. A bullet hit his bulletproof vest... more »
  • Suspect accused of shooting cop has extensive criminal background Play Video

    March 1, 2012 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Forty-one-year-old Michael Anthony Joseph has been in and out of prison since he was 19 years old. Baton Rouge Police say he shot a cop after a brief struggle on Sycamore Street Wednesday night. Joseph was stopped while riding a bike, and investigators say the officer... more »
  • Off-duty officer arrested after bar fight

    February 23, 2012 4:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been arrested for illegally having a firearm in a French Quarter bar. Police arrested 34-year-old August Michel about 2 a.m. Wednesday at a bar after he allegedly got into a fight with customers inside the business. The bar's security broke up... more »
  • BR police officer suspended after traffic incident

    February 15, 2012 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White has suspended an officer for 30 days for an incident last October in which the officer hit another car with his police unit and drove off. White says that during the incident, Cpl. Jeffrey Coleman became impatient while driving his patrol... more »
  • Officer in federal investigation found dead

    February 8, 2012 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer under investigation by the FBI is dead and his attorney says it is a case of possible suicide. Bruce Whittaker, the attorney representing Officer Salvadore Battaglia, said Wednesday no formal determination had been made about the cause of Battaglia's death, but officers... more »
  • Deputy shoots suspect trying to steal cruiser

    January 14, 2012 4:16 PM

    METAIRIE - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy shot a man in the shoulder who took a police car to try to escape. Sheriff's department spokesman John Fortunato says 34-year-old Corey Rebaldo of Metairie, jumped from his truck and fled from the deputy, then doubled back and jumped into the police... more »
  • Utah officer dies following drug-related shootout

    January 5, 2012 8:17 AM

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a Utah police officer has died following a shootout that left five other officers and the suspect wounded. Ogden police say Jared Francom died from his wounds following Wednesday night's drug-related shooting. Five police officers from multiple agencies remain hospitalized with serious to critical... more »
  • New Orleans officer wounded in brawl

    December 29, 2011 4:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A police officer suffered a stab wound while attempting to break up a fight Wednesday evening. Officials say the fight broke out in a crowd of more than 20 people at an Algiers housing development. The officer was stabbed in the shoulder. He received... more »
  • Police: Va. Tech shooter not person pulled over

    December 8, 2011 12:10 PM

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - State police say the gunman who killed a police officer at Virginia Tech appears to have walked into a parking lot and shot the officer during a traffic stop. Sgt. Robert Carpentieri says it appears that the shooter also was not in the car that was pulled... more »
  • State Police investigate officer shooting

    October 23, 2011 9:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Louisiana State Police say a Lafayette police officer shot and killed a driver who backed into him at a traffic stop. A news release identifies the dead man as 46-year-old Anthony J. Sonnier of Lafayette. Trooper Stephen Hammons says the officer pulled Sonnier over about 11:20 p.m. Friday.... more »
  • West Feliciana Parish corrections officer arrested

    October 6, 2011 3:08 PM

    A corrections Officer at the West Feliciana Parish Detention Center is in trouble with the law himself this afternoon. Deputies arrested Glenn Ford Jr. for allegedly bringing contraband into the detention center. He was booked with one count of malfeasance in office, and was released on a $50,000... more »
  • Former Baton Rouge cop indicted

    October 5, 2011 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against a former Baton Rouge police officer accused of stealing cash seized in drug investigations. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 28-year-old Michael Thompson of Denham Springs was charged Wednesday with 16-counts of theft for... more »
  • Woman files civil rights lawsuit against BRPD

    September 19, 2011 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman has filed suit against the Baton Rouge Police Dept. and officer Robert Schilling, claiming he violated her civil rights when he pulled her by her hair during an arrest. Melinda Morris claims Schilling pushed her, grabbed her hair and then wrongfully arrested her at the... more »
  • BRPD Officer arrested for assault

    August 4, 2011 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police have arrested an 11-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department. Sgt. Don Stone with the BRPD said Cpl. Mitchell Duncan was arrested Thursday night for breaking into the home of a former girlfriend twice on Wednesday and assaulting her. Stone says Duncan... more »
  • Houma Police officer charged in bar fight

    July 16, 2011 12:02 PM

    HOUMA, La.- A Houma police officer was arrested for allegedly getting into a fight outside a bar in Thibodaux Dex Martin, who has been with the Houma police department since March 2010, and Keli Defiore, of Thibodaux, were seen on the street pushing each about 2:15 a.m. Friday morning.... more »
  • Police: man shoots at officer, is killed

    July 10, 2011 4:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say a 25-year-old man sent out of a Bourbon Street nightclub for not wearing a shirt shot a bouncer, then shot at a policeman, who killed him. Coroner's investigator John Gagliano identifies the man as Justin Schaubert of New Iberia. The early-morning shooting... more »
  • BRPD officer accused of stealing drug money

    April 13, 2011 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A five-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department was arrested this afternoon in suspicion of stealing money taken during narcotics investigations. Department spokesperson Sgt. Don Stone said Officer Michael Thompson, 27, resigned from the force before he was taken into custody this afternoon. Stone... more »

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