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  • New Jersey officers return to Baton Rouge after helping in 2016 flood Play Video

    September 10, 2017 12:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Several New Jersey police officers traded in their uniforms for purple and gold at the request of Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore. Moore and the Baton Rouge Police Department invited the Jersey natives down to Tiger Stadium as a thank-you gesture, for their service during... more »
  • LSP cadets begin intensive training to become state troopers Play Video

    August 20, 2017 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A class of Louisiana State Police cadets moves on to 20 weeks of intense training Sunday, marking a new step in their journey towards becoming state troopers. However, getting to this point wasn’t an easy task according to the cadets and their superiors. “Well, I’m... more »
  • Police search for witness in deaths of Florida officers

    August 20, 2017 11:26 AM

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Authorities in Florida say they are looking for a person of interest as they proceed in their investigation into the fatal shootings of two police officers. The Kissimmee Police Department said Sunday in a news release that detectives are hoping to question Maribel Gonzales King.... more »
  • Police shot in three U.S. cities; 5 officers injured, 1 dead in shootings

    August 19, 2017 10:00 AM

    ORLANDO - A police officer in an Orlando suburb died in one of numerous overnight shootings that involved police in three different U.S. cities. By Saturday morning, six law enforcement officers had been shot in different altercations across the country. One of the six had died - an officer... more »
  • Zachary man arrested for firing shots at vehicles outside New Orleans hotel

    August 12, 2017 5:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested a man early Saturday morning after he opened fire on vehicles outside a hotel lobby in the New Orleans Central Business District. According to Louisiana State Police, an investigation revealed that 27-year-old Joseph David III of Zachary was involved in an altercation in the... more »
  • Police: Man stabbed to death after intervening in domestic dispute

    July 30, 2017 11:02 PM

    SLIDELL - Police say a man fled to another state after he fatally stabbed a man who intervened in a domestic dispute between him and his fiancée Sunday. Authorities say the incident occurred in the 800 block of Pine Tree Street just before 6 p.m. Sunday. Officers were... more »
  • Area restaurants participating in #25onthe25th to donate to families of fallen officers Play Video

    July 24, 2017 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE – On Tuesday, July 25, several area restaurants will donate a percentage of their sales to the families of the fallen Baton Rouge officers. Participating locations will donate 25 percent or more of their sales to the families of officers killed in the line of duty. At... more »
  • Police: Man physically abuses grandmother before holding her hostage Play Video

    July 11, 2017 6:41 PM

    BRUSLY - A man was arrested by police after he allegedly abused his grandmother and held her hostage inside of a bathroom. According to Brusly Police, Trey Ramey was arrested Tuesday after he abused his elderly grandmother. Police say that after Ramey abused and restrained his grandmother, he locked... more »
  • VIDEO: North Carolina officers respond to call, end up enjoying Slip 'N Slide Play Video

    July 5, 2017 1:25 PM

    ASHEVILLE – North Carolina officers responded to a call for a noise complaint and ended up having some summertime fun. Senior police officers Joe Jones and Carrie Lee joined in on a massive neighborhood Slip 'N Slide for an Independence Day block party that was being held... more »
  • 3 dead, including 2-year-old, after police chase ends in violent crash in New Orleans

    June 28, 2017 5:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Three people are dead, including a 2-year-old child, after a chase involving Louisiana State Police ended in a violent crash Wednesday. According to WWL, a news partner of WBRZ, the apparent chase involving Louisiana State Troopers turned deadly when the pursued vehicle crashed on Chef Menteur... more »
  • WATCH: Citizen stops police chase by slamming head-on into suspect's car Play Video

    June 13, 2017 5:41 PM

    FERNDALE, Mich. - Dashcam video from police shows a citizen crash his car to help them put an end to a chase and arrest a suspect last week in Michigan. According to a report from WXYZ, it happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday as a Ferndale officer was doing random... more »
  • New bill calls for warning signs ahead of speed traps Play Video

    June 4, 2017 11:34 PM

    BAKER - A new bill could mean that drivers would get a warning before passing through speed traps. They are the ugly, gray contraptions that sit on the side of the highway. And s ome Baker residents say they avoid Highway 19 altogether because of them. "You know... more »
  • LSP: Man faces 7th DWI arrest after hit-and-run in Lake Charles

    June 4, 2017 6:32 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - A man is facing his seventh DWI arrest after he fled the scene of a three-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. The crash occurred around 4 a.m. on Highway 90 near Goodman Lane. According to Louisiana State Police, 43-year-old Eric Grisham was arrested after he crashed... more »
  • Impairment suspected in deadly Livingston Parish crash

    June 3, 2017 5:19 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Louisiana State Police say impairment is believed to be a factor in a crash that claimed the life of a Holden man early Saturday morning. According to police, 57-year-old Ernest Miller was traveling southbound on LA 441 in a GMC Sierra shortly after 12 a.m. Saturday... more »
  • Suspect dead, 3 police officers wounded in Texas shootout

    June 2, 2017 10:29 PM

    LAREDO, Texas - A murder suspect has been killed and three police officers wounded in a shootout at a Laredo convenience store. Detective Joe Baeza, the Laredo police spokesman, said officers had been searching all day Friday for 55-year-old Antonio Geraldo Rodriguez. He was suspected in the fatal shooting of... more »
  • TPSO: Man opens fire on deputies following crime spree, arrested after manhunt

    May 29, 2017 8:09 PM

    KENTWOOD - A man was arrested in a wooded area of Kentwood after he opened fire on deputies Monday afternoon. According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, 26-year-old Bryan Menard led deputies on a brief manhunt after he allegedly committed a series of crimes including armed robbery and a... more »
  • Pedestrian killed while attempting to cross I-10 in Slidell

    May 29, 2017 1:18 PM

    SLIDELL - Louisiana State Police say a man was killed in a crash while attempting to walk across Interstate 10 Sunday night. According to police, to crash occurred around 7 p.m. as 28-year-old Lance Britt of Covington was walking through the lefthand lane of I-10 East near Gause Boulevard.... more »
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mayor speaks out after call for firing of BRPD officer Play Video

    May 24, 2017 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Mayor Sharon Weston Broome is speaking out in her first on camera interview after she wrote a letter to attorneys for Alton Sterling's family saying she believes Officer Blaine Salamoni should be fired. The Mayor said the week following the federal decision not to indict the... more »
  • Ethics exemption approved for La. State Police leader's son

    May 23, 2017 8:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's anti-nepotism laws will be rewritten to carve out a special exemption for the son of the state police superintendent. A bill that received final passage Tuesday with a 33-4 vote of the Senate will let the son of Col. Kevin Reeves continue working as a state... more »
  • Police: Body found inside of New Orleans trash can

    May 22, 2017 1:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department has launched a homicide investigation after a body was found inside of a trash can Monday. NOPD says the body, belonging to an unidentified male, was discovered around 9:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of St. Ann Street. The body was... more »
  • House votes to bolster police training after Sterling death

    May 18, 2017 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to increase police officers' training requirements nearly a year after police fatally shot a black man outside a Baton Rouge convenience store. The House voted 82-5 Thursday in favor of Rep. Ted James' bill, which calls for officers to... more »
  • Louisiana woman found squatting in Florida home, wrestles with deputies

    May 17, 2017 2:12 PM

    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. - Authorities say a Louisiana woman living illegally in a vacant home in Florida answered the door naked when a sheriff's deputy stopped by to investigate. Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin says a real estate agent called to report that someone was staying at the... more »
  • Boy sends apology note to police after 'testing' 911 system

    May 15, 2017 3:09 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - A police department in Maine says a young boy has formally apologized after he "tested" the 911 system. A Facebook post shared by the South Portland Police Department says the boy returned home after school and decided to dial the number usually reserved for emergency calls.... 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 »
  • Victim shot, dropped off at BRPD

    May 2, 2017 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities are investigating after one person was reportedly shot and then brought to the Baton Rouge Police Department Tuesday. The incident was reported around 8:40 p.m.. Sources say one victim was dropped off at the police department on Plank Road after sustaining a gunshot wound at... more »
  • Gonzales Police receive first batch of body cameras Play Video

    April 6, 2017 8:03 PM

    GONZALES – The Gonzales Police Department received a shipment of body cameras for officers to use. Chief Sherman Jackson said that the cameras could change how the department does business. "Maybe this could make the difference and tell the story," Jackson said. "This will help us we'll... more »
  • EBRSO seeking suspect for obscenity at local library

    April 5, 2017 9:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is seeking a suspect involved in an obscenity case at a local library. According to the sheriff's office, the incident occurred Monday at 12:20 p.m. Details are limited at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call... more »
  • Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son

    March 22, 2017 7:36 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A father whose 6-year-old boy was killed in a shooting by two Louisiana law enforcement officers says he never heard any warnings from the officers before they opened fire on his car. Christopher Few testified Tuesday that he remembers hearing the gunshots and raising his hands inside his... more »
  • Law enforcement officers recognized for going beyond the badge Play Video

    March 21, 2017 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State and local leaders honored some of the officers that go beyond the call of duty on Tuesday. Honorees were recognized for their acts of kindness such as BRPD officers Hue Pham who used his own money to buy an infant warm clothes on a cold... more »
  • Suspect dead, 2 Florida officers wounded in shootout

    February 25, 2017 12:08 PM

    CASSELBERRY, Fla. - A suspect died and two police officers suffered minor wounds during a shootout at a central Florida home. Casselberry Police Chief Larry Krantz told reporters the two officers responded early Saturday to a reported disturbance at a home in the Orlando suburb. When they arrived, the suspect... more »
  • FBI opens investigation into alleged beating of Elayn Hunt inmate

    February 9, 2017 1:11 PM

    ST. GABRIEL – The FBI has opened an investigation following the alleged beating of an inmate by six corrections officers at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel. The FBI New Orleans Division released a statement about the investigation on Thursday around noon: "The New Orleans FBI... more »
  • Inmate transferred following alleged beating by six Elayn Hunt officers

    January 13, 2017 4:02 PM

    ST. GABRIEL – An inmate who was allegedly beaten by six Elayn Hunt corrections officer has been transferred to another facility. The corrections officers were placed on administrative leave on Wednesday after an investigation began into the alleged battery of the inmate. The St. Gabriel Police Department and detectives... more »
  • DWI checkpoint to be conducted on Jan. 12

    January 11, 2017 1:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple law enforcement agencies will conducting a DWI checkpoint on Jan. 12. Officers will be screening drivers entering the checkpoint for signs of impairment and will also enforce any other visible violations. The exact location of the checkpoint will not be released in advance, however... more »
  • 6 officers violated policy following elementary students' arrests

    December 20, 2016 11:56 AM

    MURFREESBORO - An internal police investigation has found that six of the 10 officers involved in arresting elementary students at a school in Tennessee the violated their department's policies. Murfreesboro police arrested four children at Hobgood Elementary School and took them away - two in handcuffs - to a juvenile... more »
  • Suspect in Georgia officer shootings is dead

    December 8, 2016 12:35 PM

    AMERICUS - Police say a man wanted in the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer and the wounding of another apparently killed himself as authorities arrived at a home where he was hiding. Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said at a news conference that 32-year-old Minquell Lembrick was found... more »
  • BRPD officers to assist drivers during holiday traffic on Sunday

    November 25, 2016 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Police Department plan to have officers along the interstate to assist drivers on Sunday due to the expected increased volume of holiday traffic. According to BRPD, last year the department placed eight officers on the interstate for rapid response in clearing the roadway... more »
  • Nine fallen officers honored with Medal of Honor Play Video

    November 16, 2016 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A ceremony honoring nine fallen officers in Louisiana was held Wednesday. The nine officers, who died in the line of duty in 2015, were honored during the Medal of Honor ceremony held by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. Officers from around the state attended the ceremony... more »
  • Some question why BRPD officer wasn't ticketed after causing crash Play Video

    November 14, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge Police officer who has only been with the department for a little over a year received no ticket after slamming into another Baton Rouge Police unit which caused a chain reaction crash Friday night. Tonight, some are questioning why. State Representative C. Denise... more »
  • Coroner: 1 of 2 Pennsylvania police officers shot has died

    November 10, 2016 9:24 AM

    CANONSBURG, Pa. - One of two western Pennsylvania police officers "ambushed" and shot while responding to a domestic situation has died, and police are searching for a suspect, authorities said Thursday. Washington County Coroner Tim Warco didn't immediately identify the slain Canonsburg officer pending notification of relatives. State police Trooper... more »
  • EBRSO deputy awarded medal for dispatcher role in ambush Play Video

    November 9, 2016 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A deputy has been awarded a medal for her role as a dispatcher in the July 17 shooting that killed three officers and injured three others. Telecommunicator deputy Sindreka Williams of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was assigned to the radio channel as a dispatcher... more »
  • Mom and children arrested after officers attacked in Port Barre, officers hospitalized

    October 19, 2016 12:03 PM

    PORT BARRE – Two police officers were hospitalized after they were attacked in a neighborhood while trying to investigate a hit-and-run crash. Police were called to the 100 block of East Courtableau in Port Barre in reference to a person driving recklessly. The driver lost control, struck a tree... more »
  • Baker Police Department short of officers, searching for more Play Video

    October 5, 2016 6:30 PM

    BAKER – Along with dealing with flood issues, the city of Baker is also short officers. Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn said that since taking the position seven months ago, he has had to juggle his staff. "I recently had two officers to leave, but I was short... more »
  • 2 Mississippi police officers fired in child's death

    October 5, 2016 10:45 AM

    LONG BEACH, Miss. - Reports say two Mississippi police officers have been fired after the death of a 3-year-old girl, who authorities say was left alone in a parked patrol car for four hours last week. Local media organizations report the Long Beach Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night... more »
  • 2 officers on paid leave after child left in patrol car dies

    October 4, 2016 10:20 AM

    KILN, Miss. - Two police officers in Mississippi are on paid leave after a 3-year-old daughter of one of the officers died unattended in a patrol car. Hancock County Chief Deputy Sheriff Don Bass said Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker's daughter died Friday after the child was left in... more »
  • Lynch meets with police after vigil for 3 slain officers

    July 29, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Loretta Lynch has thanked a group of police officers in Baton Rouge for their work during "challenging times" after the shooting that killed three law enforcement officers earlier this month. During her meeting Friday with dozens of officers and other first responders, Lynch told them... more »
  • More than $185,000 raised in Unite for Our Heroes Telethon Play Video

    July 28, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community donated more than $185,000 between Thursday and Friday for WBRZ Channel 2's Unite for Our Heroes Telethon. Although the final amount is still being calculated, donations have already exceeded $185,000 since Thursday evening. There are still ways to donate, and we hope... more »
  • Company donates caskets for 3 slain officers

    July 21, 2016 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former law enforcement officer who owns a casket-making business has designed and donated coffins for the funerals of three officers who were killed Sunday in Baton Rouge. Trey Ganem is owner of Trey Ganem Designs in Edna, Texas. He said he felt like he had to... more »
  • Many continue to attend city-wide memorials for slain officers Play Video

    July 20, 2016 6:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Several people continue to visit memorials around the city dedicated to the three fallen officers- Deputy Brad Garafola, Officer Matthew Gerald and Officer Montrell Jackson- involved in Sunday's shooting. Strangers are coming together and united by one message. "The faces of the officers, I mean you don't... more »
  • St. George Fire Department hosts blood drive for officers Play Video

    July 20, 2016 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The St. George Fire Department hosted a blood drive on Wednesday in honor of the officers involved in Sunday's shooting. Robert Rainwater, of the St. George Fire Department, said that the department tries to pull together to help in any way when situations like what happened on... more »
  • Governor's office to host blood drive for slain officers on Thursday

    July 20, 2016 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Governor John Bel Edwards' office will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday in honor of the officers involved in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway. The drive planned by the governor's office along with LifeShare Blood Centers, will be open to all state employees and members of... more »
  • Restaurants plan to donate to families of slain officers, first responders Play Video

    July 19, 2016 7:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community along with area restaurants have been finding ways to give back to the families of the slain officers involved in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway. Thousands of dollars have already been collected to help, and more restaurants are contributing to the effort. On... more »
  • Taco Bell employee fired after denying service to deputies

    July 18, 2016 6:19 PM

    PHENIX CITY, Ala. - A Taco Bell employee in Alabama has been fired after authorities say two Lee County deputies were denied service. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said in a statement that the uniformed deputies were told by the cashier Saturday night in Phenix City that they wouldn't be... more »
  • Community outreach begins for slain, injured officers

    July 18, 2016 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community has begun to rally in support of the fallen officers involved in Sunday's shooting on Airline Highway. From crowd funding campaigns to free food, the community is finding ways to help and show solidarity. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation is accepting donations... 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 »
  • Livingston Parish president urges for prayer and unity after Sunday shooting

    July 18, 2016 10:13 AM

    LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks released a statement on the Sunday morning shooting where three Baton Rouge officers were killed and another three were injured. Sheriff’s deputy Brad Garafola, BRPD officers BRPD officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald were by the lone gunman, 29-year-old Gavin Long, on... more »
  • After emotional service, vigil for murdered officers Monday, more planned for Tuesday Play Video

    July 18, 2016 9:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community has begun to hold vigils for the three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers killed on Sunday after a shooting on Airline Highway. Sheriff's deputy Brad Garafola, BRPD officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald were killed by 29-year-old Gavin Long after he opened fire... more »
  • Autopsy: Officers died of multiple gunshot wounds

    July 18, 2016 9:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The coroner for Baton Rouge says that each of the three officers that were killed in Sunday morning's shooting died of multiple gunshot wounds. East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark said that the autopsies will began around 8 a.m., and the results were released around... more »
  • Businesses up and running around shooting scene

    July 18, 2016 8:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses around a shooting that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are reopening as police continue investigating the scene. Customers were buying coffee and breakfast sandwiches Monday at a B-Quik convenience store near where officers first engaged the gunman less than 24 hours earlier.... more »
  • AT&T starts 'Dallas Strong' text donations

    July 8, 2016 3:56 PM

    DALLAS – With AT&T's headquarters in downtown Dallas, the company has announced that it will be donating $50,000 in the aftermath of an ambush that led to a the deadly shooting of five police officers. AT&T's donation will be to the United Way of Metro Dallas "to direct to the... more »
  • Police use Taser to subdue man after threatening officers

    June 23, 2016 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police used a Taser to subdue a man that allegedly told officers he would have them fired because he knew the District Attorney during an early Wednesday morning arrest. 26-year-old Adam Simoneaux was booked on charges of simple battery, criminal damage to public property, intimidation and... more »
  • BRPD trains officers to use medical kits Play Video

    June 22, 2016 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police are handing out medical kits to police officers on the streets to help those in need before EMS gets to the scene. Inside the medical kits are items such as tourniquets and bandages. Officers ran through some scenarios on Wednesday on how to use... more »
  • Four BRPD officers named in lawsuit over excessive force Play Video

    June 14, 2016 6:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A grieving mother and father are suing the Baton Rouge Police Department and four of its officers claiming their actions led to their loved ones death. Kevin Bajoie, 32, was tazed in North Baton Rouge last year. He died of a heart attack later. Tonight, Bajoie and his... more »
  • UL-Lafayette police officers start using body cameras

    April 7, 2016 12:01 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Officers of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Police Department have begun using body cameras. The university said in a news release that commissioned officers of the department started using the cameras at the beginning of the month. The officers will wear the cameras during routine patrols, special assignments... more »
  • Study committee to discuss BRPD body camera program

    April 6, 2016 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A BRPD study committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss the use of a body camera program for its officers. The Metro Council approved 100 body cameras last year for a pilot program in the city. At the meeting, police will discuss their experiences with the cameras and... more »
  • Police release footage of 2 fatal officer-involved shootings

    March 31, 2016 5:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department has released body camera footage showing officers killing two suspects in separate incidents last year. Officials released videos Wednesday depicting the shooting deaths of 37-year-old Omarr Jackson and 22-year-old Jared Johnson. The officers involved in both incidents have been cleared to... more »
  • Initial police report indicates other officers rescued injured BRPD patrolman after shootout

    February 15, 2016 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police released the criminal history of the man who shot two police officers in a shootout Saturday . Calvin Smith, 22, died from injuries he received when the two officers he shot returned fire. He was taken to a hospital where he died a... more »
  • Second officer posting $1 million bond in child's murder

    January 20, 2016 4:50 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Authorities say one of the Marksville officers accused of shooting and killing a 6-year-old boy during a police pursuit and injuring the boy's father is in the process of bonding out of jail. Sheriff Doug Anderson of Avoyelles Parish said Derrick Stafford could be released Thursday on... more »
  • 1 class graduating, another starting for New Orleans police

    December 30, 2015 12:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The manpower-strapped New Orleans Police Department says a recruiting class of 29 members is graduating on the same day a new class starts. The department scheduled graduation ceremonies Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, a new class was set to launch at the department training academy. Meanwhile, another... more »

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