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  • Opelousas to protest Brown, Garner deaths Thursday

    December 16, 2014 2:28 PM

    OPELOUSAS - St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz will speak at a rally against grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict officers in the deaths of two black men. Guidroz tells The Daily World that he shares the horror many feel about the death on Staten... more »
  • Dozens rally on Capitol steps for change

    December 7, 2014 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cries for justice on the steps of the Capitol were loud and clear. Dozens of people rallied together in a united cause to bring about change and awareness. The group that organized the rally is Baton Rouge Organizing. The "I Can't Breathe" event was... more »
  • BRPD battling increase in officer retirement Play Video

    November 17, 2014 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new class of officers graduated on Monday while the Baton Rouge police department battle a potential personnel shortage. The Baton Rouge Police department 80th Basic Training Academy held a commencement ceremony for 34 new police trainees at the Independence Park Theatre. "I like to stand... more »
  • Citizen calls for police review board following WBRZ reports Play Video

    November 12, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mounting allegations against the police department has some urging the city to create a review board to watch over officers. "I think it's time we start holding officers accountable," an area college professor, Paul Guidry, said. He and Metro Council members C. Denise Marcelle and... more »
  • Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    August 19, 2014 2:37 PM

    ST. LOUIS- St. Louis police say officers shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was wielding a knife and refused to drop it. Police Chief Sam Dotson said officers responded to Tuesday to a store where the man was reported to have stolen energy drinks and a pastry. Dotson... more »
  • 2 officers, 3 others dead in Las Vegas shooting

    June 8, 2014 5:55 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Authorities say two suspects shot and killed two police officers at a Las Vegas eatery Sunday before fatally shooting a third person and killing themselves inside a nearby Walmart. Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a statement saying he was devastated by the murders of the two officers and... more »
  • Inmates missing after Florida jail blast found

    May 1, 2014 3:53 AM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - An official in Florida says three inmates who were missing after an apparent gas explosion at a jail have been located. Escambia County spokeswoman Kathleen Castro said Thursday the inmates were unaccounted for in the chaos after the explosion. She says they were missing as hundreds... more »
  • Two Eunice police officers arrested

    April 22, 2014 11:48 AM

    EUNICE - Two Eunice police officers were arrested on charges of malfeasance in office, accused of intentionally not responding to a fellow officer in need of assistance. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies requested an investigation of officers Jade Weaver and Tayla Fruge... more »
  • More money means more power for Central PD

    December 27, 2013 9:26 PM

    CENTRAL - A police department that used only have the authority to give warnings to speeders is finally putting the brakes on drivers. With the help of a state grant and the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's office, Central police officers have new equipment and new authority. "With... more »
  • New report: half of officers don't "click it"

    December 11, 2013 10:04 AM

    LOS ANGELES - If you've ever been pulled over by a police officer for not wearing a seat belt, there's a decent chance the officer also wasn't buckled up either. While 86 percent of Americans now wear seatbelts, an upcoming study that'll be published by California officials estimates that roughly... more »
  • Police: Deadly shooting may have been payback Play Video

    November 5, 2013 10:33 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Officers are investigating a murder that could be retaliation to a shooting last month. Plaquemine Police believe Darnell Paige, 39, was shot and killed by a man Monday night on Bourgeois Street. "He was hit three times," Captain Kenny Payne said. Six bullets entered the... more »
  • Feds challenge new trial in Katrina shootings

    October 18, 2013 6:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department is appealing a judge's decision to order a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations stemming from deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Prosecutors filed a notice of appeal late Thursday, asking the 5th... more »
  • Four men stopped for illegally selling vacuums Play Video

    September 19, 2013 9:52 PM

    WALKER - Four people were arrested here for selling vacuums door-to-door. They were peddling Kirby models, which is against the law in this Livingston Parish town. An ordinances prohibits door-to-door solicitation. "I told the man I didn't need one and I couldn't afford it," Scott Brooks said. ... more »
  • Arkansas SWAT officers kill man, 107, in standoff

    September 8, 2013 10:18 AM

    PINE BLUFF - Police in the southeast Arkansas city of Pine Bluff say a 107-year-old man is dead after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home. Pine Bluff Lt. David Price tells KATV that police officers called to the home Saturday were told Monroe Isadore... more »
  • Extra security planned for LSU home football games Play Video

    September 5, 2013 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Boston Marathon Bombing is still on the minds of those watching over LSU football games and tailgates. "Before the Boston bombing, most of these large events the concentration of security was the venue itself. Since the Boston bombing, now we have to look at more... more »
  • Henderson police officers charged in illegal ticket system Play Video

    July 23, 2013 5:06 PM

    HENDERSON - Two of Henderson's top police officers were charged with three felony counts each following a state Office of Inspector General investigation. Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd each face charges of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and filing false public record. If... 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 »
  • Police release names of two officers stabbed Monday

    April 9, 2013 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city police department released the names of two officers, stabbed in a confrontation with a man Monday. Police said Cpl. Donald Johnson, 42, and Officer Brian Strong, 29, were attacked at a house on North 24th Street. Bradford Louis Etheredge, 37, was shot after stabbing Johnson... more »
  • Witness describes attack on police officers

    April 8, 2013 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A witness said the man who stabbed two Baton Rouge Police officers Monday was in an argument over money before the officers arrived at a house on North 24th Street. Police did not release the names of the officers who were stabbed, but said their injuries are... more »
  • Security upgrades coming to Pointe Coupee schools

    March 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has submitted a school crisis response plan to the school board outlining new security recommendations to better protect the district's five campuses. Sheriff Bud Torres also handed the board a proposal on Wednesday to spend about $120,000 a year to hire... more »
  • 2 officers with Covington PD face charges

    March 25, 2013 5:20 PM

    COVINGTON - Two Covington Police officers have been arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office. Monday's arrest of former Officer Anthony Adams and Officer Nicholas Harper came in connection with the alleged use of excessive force on someone being arrested at the police department. The alleged incident... more »
  • 2 New Orleans officers face suspension

    March 6, 2013 7:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans police officers will be placed on emergency suspension after each was charged with battery and malfeasance in office in two separate incidents that occurred last year. Department spokeswoman Remi Braden says Lt. Mike Field and Officer Jamal Kendrick will be suspended without pay. Field... more »
  • Biden to honor police, firefighters with medals

    February 20, 2013 6:51 AM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is awarding the Medal of Valor to 18 police officers, firefighters and public safety officers. Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder will present the medals at a ceremony today. It's the nation's highest honor for public safety officers and recognizes those who risk their... more »
  • Police push for background checks on gun purchases

    January 29, 2013 7:06 AM

    WASHINGTON - Law enforcement leaders who met with President Barack Obama are urging him to improve the mental health system and strengthen background checks, but did not unify on more controversial gun control measures. Leaders of the Major County Sheriffs' Association said they told the president Monday to focus on... more »
  • Katrina burned body trials March 11, March 18

    January 22, 2013 5:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new trial will begin March 11 for a former New Orleans police lieutenant accused of covering up a police killing after Hurricane Katrina. The ex-officer accused of killing the man will be tried a week later. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk set the dates Tuesday. David... more »
  • BRPD chief putting more officers on Patrol

    January 15, 2013 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Chief Dewayne White announced plans to put dozens more Baton Rouge Police officers out patrolling the city's streets. White said he plans to swell the Patrol division's ranks by not transferring out veteran officers once new recruits join the force. He said in the past when... more »
  • Sorrento hires 2 new police officers

    December 31, 2012 8:35 AM

    SORRENTO - The shorthanded Sorrento Police Department will get some much-needed help soon. The Town Council unanimously approved during a special meeting Friday the hiring of two new police officers. James Bell, who Police Chief Earl Theriot said had worked previously for the Scott Police Department, and former... more »
  • Police using Twitter to offer virtual ridealongs

    December 27, 2012 11:22 AM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A new approach to informing the public about what law enforcement officers do on the job is taking hold at police departments across the United States and Canada. With virtual ridealongs on Twitter, or tweetalongs, curious citizens don't even leave the comfort of their computer or... more »
  • Report: US law enforcement deaths down in 2012

    December 27, 2012 9:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - A nonprofit group is reporting that the number of law enforcement officers who died while performing their duties declined this year compared to 2011. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says 127 federal, state and local officers have died so far this year on the job.... more »
  • Authorities ID man who shot officers in Topeka

    December 17, 2012 2:18 PM

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities have identified the gunman who killed two Topeka police officers as a 22-year-old man who records show had a criminal record. During a news conference Monday, authorities said the shooter was David Tiscareno. Officers later shot him. Online court records show Tiscareno was convicted previously of... more »
  • Police alleges unfair treatment of officers

    July 4, 2012 2:10 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A federal judge denied two Houma Police officers' request for protection from adverse job treatment while they sue their department. Capt. Milton Wolfe Jr. and Sgt. Kyle Faulk filed suit last week, alleging mistreatment after disagreeing with legislation that continued to keep the police chief position... more »
  • Secret service prostitute scandal

    April 20, 2012 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal official familiar with the investigation into misconduct by Secret Service officers said at least three additional employees will lose their jobs. The official spoke on condition of anonymity and was not authorized to speak publicly before an official announcement perhaps later today. Eleven Secret Service employees... more »
  • 2 New Orleans police officers shot, 1 suspect dead

    March 1, 2012 7:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans police officers are undergoing surgery after being shot during a traffic stop near City Park. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says two suspects were also shot Thursday morning by the officers. One suspect died at the scene and the other was wounded. Serpas says the... more »
  • DWI checkpoint planned for Sunday

    February 16, 2012 10:55 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office has scheduled a DWI checkpoint for Sunday night, February 19th. Officers will also be checking for drivers who are wearing seatbelts. The Livingston Sheriff's Office does not release details in advance regarding the location of the checkpoint, only that it will be... more »
  • Suspect charged with attempted murder after shooting at police

    December 12, 2011 11:05 AM

    SLIDELL - A suspect has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder after shooting at police officers on Friday, Dec. 9. Slidell police responded to a call Friday night of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot on the 400 block of Fourth St.... more »
  • Ex-cop gets 5 years, max for shootings cover-up

    December 1, 2011 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former police officer has been sentenced to the maximum five years in prison for his role in covering up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon on Thursday sentenced Robert Barrios, one of five... more »
  • Security boosted at EBR bus transfer point

    August 9, 2011 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is beefing up security at its school bus transfer point this year. The site is near the intersection of Choctaw and North Sherwood Forest. It's where children switch from the buses that pick them up in their neighborhoods, to the... more »
  • Four officers on administrative leave after shooting Friday night

    August 6, 2011 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Four Baton Rouge police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave for their involvement in a shooting in West Baton Rouge Friday night. Around 11 p.m. Friday, an officer attempted to pull over a violator on Airline Highway near Florida Blvd. The driver would not pull over,... more »
  • Navy prepares submarines for 1st female officers

    July 24, 2011 11:59 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- The first female Navy officers selected for duty on submarines are on track to join their boats beginning later this year. The Navy says it is not treating them any differently from men receiving the same training, but officials have been working to prepare the submarine crews... more »
  • Specific focus for new Baton Rouge Police

    July 15, 2011 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new police chief in Baton Rouge hopes the latest additions to the city's law enforcement will help them make an impact on crime in the area. Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White says most of the 25 cadets going through the police academy right now... more »
  • Angola officers arrested for contraband

    May 7, 2011 9:48 AM

    ANGOLA, La.- Two Louisiana State Penitentiary sergeants are accused of bringing contraband into the prison. Warden Burl Cain says it's frustrating to deal with corrupt officials while preparing for a record-setting crest on the adjacent Mississippi River. A statement from the prison said Sergeants Carlton Bailey and Autry... more »
  • Baton Rouge PD facing shortage of officers

    March 20, 2011 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Interim Baton Rouge Police Chief Charles Mondrick is asking city leaders for $3 million to train 32 new cadets because his law enforcement agency faces a significant officer shortage. Mayor-President Kip Holden said he'll have to wait several months to see if money will be available. ... more »
  • Charges dropped against three former guards

    February 23, 2011 12:14 PM

    HOUMA - Charges have been dropped against three former security officers at the Terrebonne Juvenile Detention Center who had been accused of sexual misconduct with female inmates. Charges were dropped Tuesday against 37-year-old Chadwick Griffin, 28-year-old John Gathen and 39-year-old Darrin Carter. After a jury trial, 50-year-old Floyd Howard... more »
  • Budget cuts in BR cut down on police hires, recruit hunts

    January 24, 2011 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is holding its first hiring academy in more than a year because of budget cuts. And the thin bottom line for 2011 kept the training for experienced officers scaled back to just six recruits out of 100 that applied. Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • Lawmaker concerned about probation and parole officers

    January 18, 2011 5:37 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Senator Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas) says state probation and parole officers are underpayed and overworked, and he's worried budget cuts will make the situation worse. A legislative report released last week says Louisiana probation and parole officers have a caseload count well above their counterparts in other states,... more »
  • Eight arrested in BR prostitution sting

    December 9, 2010 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Eight women, including a 17-year-old from Jena, were arrested in a prostitution sting conducted by Baton Rouge Police officers last night. Officers said the women were advertising themselves on a website, and were arrested after meeting undercover police officers who posed as clients at several local hotels.... more »
  • Interim Police Chief says department "dealing a blow" to crime

    December 7, 2010 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Interim Baton Rouge Police Chief Charles Mondrick says in his first month, there has been change you can see on the streets of the city. He says the department is dealing a blow to crime by mixing-and-matching different divisions, then putting those teams on the streets... more »
  • Trial set to resume for New Orleans officers

    November 28, 2010 9:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - After a three-day Thanksgiving break, a trial is set to resume for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in a man's fatal shooting after Hurricane Katrina. Monday will be the eighth day of testimony in the case spawned by the death of 31-year-old Henry... more »
  • School where pistol found searched

    November 18, 2010 5:20 AM

    JACKSON - Law officers from several parishes have searched East Feliciana High School in Jackson where a student was arrested last week with a pistol. Sheriff's deputies said Wednesday's search turned up only a small amount of marijuana in a student's car. The student was booked with possessing the drug... more »
  • Trial for police shooting to resume

    November 17, 2010 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A trial for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in a man's death after Hurricane Katrina is scheduled to resume today. The trial was suspended Monday and Tuesday so U.S. District Judge Lance Africk could tend to a family medical emergency. A jury has... more »
  • Witness: officer said looters "deserved to be shot"

    November 12, 2010 11:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former city police officer on trial for gunning down a man outside a strip mall after Hurricane Katrina is accused of telling a fellow NOPD officer that looters are "animals" who "deserved to be shot." David Warren is charged with fatally shooting Henry Glover, 31, before other... more »
  • Jury selection starts in Katrina burned body case

    November 8, 2010 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jury selection is underway in the trial for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in the death of a man whose burned body turned up in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Former officer David Warren is charged with shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover outside a strip mall... more »
  • Three New Orleans police officers fired

    October 27, 2010 4:19 PM

    Three New Orleans police officers - two accused of mistreating police dogs and one charged with illegally shooting his gun - have been fired. Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced on Wednesday that Officers Jason Lewis, Nikia Adams and Patrick O'Hearn were dismissed for violating department rules. Lewis, a 13-year veteran, and... more »
  • NOPD ordered to stop using arrest dogs

    October 11, 2010 5:38 AM

    Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas has ordered New Orleans officers to stop using police dogs to arrest people. A U.S. Justice Department study has found problems with the K-9 arrest division that require training to correct. Serpas says that the city's drug and bomb detection dogs can keep working. He says... more »
  • 2 Nat. Park officers dead in plane crash

    October 10, 2010 11:32 AM

    Two National Park Service law enforcement officers have died in the crash of a small plane in southern Utah. Park Service spokeswoman Michelle Fiddler says the two were on a scouting trip for an upcoming elk hunt when their plane was reported overdue early Saturday. Searchers found the wreckage hours... more »
  • New trial date for N.O. cops charged in death

    September 29, 2010 5:46 AM

    Two New Orleans police officers charged in the 2005 beating death of a 48-year-old man will get a new trial date. The start of the trial for officers Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore has been moved from Oct. 4 to April 4, 2011 in order to give more time... more »
  • 5 lose jobs in Angola sex scandal

    September 20, 2010 5:55 AM

    Four Louisiana State Penitentiary security officers resigned and another was fired after an investigation of alleged sexual activity between prisoners and visitors in June. Prison investigative reports allege that some officers accepted cash for providing "security" at two special nighttime club banquets, supplied inmates with cellular telephones and other contraband... more »
  • Deadline extended for death penalty decision

    August 18, 2010 5:34 AM

    The deadline for the Justice Department to decide whether to seek the death penalty against four current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina has been extended. Prosecutors now have until Sept. 10 to announce a decision instead of Aug. 31.... more »
  • Indicted NO Officers denied bond

    July 16, 2010 2:56 PM

    A federal magistrate has denied bond for three police officers charged in the killing of two unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and Officer Anthony Villavaso are being held in custody after prosecutors argued they were a flight risk.... more »
  • Indicted NO officers have detention hearing

    July 16, 2010 4:58 AM

    The police officers charged in the killing of two unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina and the cover-up that followed are headed back to court to plead their case for bail. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and Officer Anthony Villavaso pled not guilty to 27... more »
  • 10 alleged Russian intel officers arrested

    June 28, 2010 2:55 PM

    The U.S. Justice Department says 10 Russian intelligence officers have been arrested for allegedly serving as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States. Eight of the people were arrested Sunday for allegedly carrying out long-term assignments in the United States on Russia' behalf. more »
  • Teen shot by New Orleans police

    June 21, 2010 6:04 AM

    Three New Orleans police officers are on administrative leave after the shooting death of a teenager. Police say officers were responding to a call of shots fired Sunday night when they were directed to a man carrying an assault rifle. Investigators say officers confronted the teen and demanded he drop... more »
  • Internal probe clears cops of beating man

    June 17, 2010 8:51 AM

    Houma Police say an internal investigation has cleared officers accused of beating a drug suspect so badly he had to be hospitalized for a day. Investigators found that 29-year-old Marquis Stove of Houma was injured when he fell while handcuffed and running from police. Stove's stepfather, Joe Thompson, says his... more »
  • Ex-officers arraignment today in burned body case

    June 17, 2010 5:13 AM

    Four current or former New Orleans police officers will be arraigned on federal charges in the shooting and burning of a man after Hurricane Katrina. A grand jury indicted former Lt. Robert Italiano, Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann, Lt. Travis McCabe and Officer Gregory McRae last week on charges that include obstruction... more »
  • N.O. police officers charged in deaths of their dogs

    April 22, 2010 4:06 PM

    Two New Orleans police officers have been charged in connection with the unrelated deaths of their K-9 dogs. The New Orleans district attorney's office filed bills of information Thursday against Officer Jason Lewis and Sgt. Randy Lewis, The Times-Picayune reported. Jason Lewis' dog, Primo, died last summer of... more »
  • Jury hears closing arguments in police taping case

    March 17, 2010 12:18 PM

    Two men arrested along a 2007 parade route are asking a federal jury to decide the New Orleans Police Department has a custom of arresting or threatening people who videotape or photograph officers. Seven jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday in a trial about claims that police officers violated the... more »
  • Officers involved in deadly shooting

    February 10, 2010 8:04 AM

    Officers responding to a burglary call shot a man inside a home in Lake Charles. Authorities said the man was pronounced dead at the scene late Tuesday night. His identity has not been released. Two officers entered to clear the home and a man entered behind them. The... more »
  • Police impersonators wanted in Baton Rouge

    February 2, 2010 11:58 AM

    Police are looking for two men who impersonated Baton Rouge police officers so they could rob another man. It happened Jan. 24 at an Exxon gas station on S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard. Investigators say the men approached a man at a gas pump and identified themselves as police officers. The... more »
  • Deadly shooting in Bossier City

    October 3, 2009 2:17 PM

    Two Bossier City police officers have been involved in a shooting that killed an assault suspect. The shooting is now under investigation. The unarmed suspect is accused of assaulting a 77-year-old woman at a Bossier City drugstore. When the suspect was stopped in his vehicle, authorities say he got out... more »
  • Army ROTC growing

    September 21, 2009 2:51 PM

    More students are joining the Army ROTC. That comes at a good time. The Army is short about 3,000 majors and captains. Graduates from ROTC programs are automatically commissioned as second lieutenants. Many students joining the ROTC are doing it because of generous scholarship money. more »

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