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  • 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 »
  • Report: Police deaths in US up slightly in 2015

    December 29, 2015 4:47 PM

    BALTIMORE - The number of law enforcement officers killed by guns dropped 14 percent this year, but all line-of-duty police deaths rose slightly. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said in a report Tuesday that 42 officers were killed this year by gunfire, compared with 49 last year.... more »
  • Denham Springs Police gaining reserve officers Play Video

    December 1, 2015 5:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - After reaching out about the need for more reserve officers, the Denham Springs Police Department has nearly tripled its number of reserves. The department has gone from five reserve officers to 12 in just three months. There's also 17 more applications on the table waiting for background... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Almost half of New Roads Police Department not POST certified Play Video

    November 18, 2015 6:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Tonight, concern is mounting over some officers' credentials in the City of New Roads Police Department. One officer told us those in the department aren't being adequately trained with their firearms, but they still carry a gun and a badge. Numbers obtained by the Investigative Unit... more »
  • Chief names officers involved in shooting which killed child

    November 6, 2015 5:27 PM

    MARKSVILLE - The police chief in Marksville released the names Friday of the four city marshals involved in a shooting this week which put one man in the hospital and killed his six-year-old boy. Marksville Police Chief Elster Smith Jr. said Lt. Jason Brouillette, Sgt., Kenneth Parnell, and Lt.... more »
  • Prayer rally held for law enforcement at Capitol Play Video

    September 14, 2015 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Bobby Jindal hosted a public prayer rally on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol at 11:30 a.m. Monday to commemorate the statewide day of prayer for law enforcement. Jindal hosted the rally to commemorate a statewide day of prayer. The governor is also encouraged people... more »
  • Sheriff: Officer shot, killed with his own gun in deadly rampage Play Video

    August 26, 2015 5:57 PM

    SUNSET - Authorities released the names of the victims attacked by a suspect in a deadly, violent rampage in this usually quiet Cajun town Wednesday. Officer Henry Nelson and Shameka Johnson died. Courtney Jolivette and Surlay Johnson were taken to area hospitals following the altercation with the suspect, identified... more »
  • Body cameras deployed for Plaquemine police Play Video

    August 7, 2015 6:48 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Police officers in Plaquemine are now required to wear body cameras while on patrol, and the cameras started hitting the streets this week. Officers started wearing the devices Monday. Police Chief Kenneth Payne said it's already proving to be beneficial. "Body cameras just make sense. They... more »
  • Bond set for 9th suspect in deaths of 2 Mississippi officers

    May 30, 2015 11:56 AM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A ninth person is being held under a $90,000 bond after his arrest in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop earlier this month, authorities said. According to local media reports, prosecutors told Forrest County Justice Court... more »
  • Funeral set for second Mississippi officer shot to death

    May 12, 2015 4:10 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Funeral arrangements have been set for the second of two Mississippi officers killed in a traffic stop. A funeral home in McComb says 25-year-old Officer Liquori Tate will be buried Friday after a funeral in Hattiesburg. Officer Benjamin Deen will be buried Thursday in Sumrall after a... more »
  • Local deputy pays respect to fallen NYC officers

    May 10, 2015 9:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local deputy for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has traveled back and forth to New York to show his respect to those killed in the line of duty. Cpl. Benjamin Teekell went to New York twice in the last five months to pay his... more »
  • Rage to relief in Baltimore as 6 officers charged in death

    May 1, 2015 11:11 AM

    BALTIMORE - Rage turned to relief in Baltimore Friday when the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Gray's arrest was illegal and unjustified, and that his neck was broken because he... more »
  • Obama signs law on donations to slain NY officers' families

    April 1, 2015 5:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure allowing people to write off donations they made this year to the families of two slain New York police officers. Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Dec. 20 by a man... more »
  • Officers involved in shooting identified

    March 4, 2015 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities released the names of five Baton Rouge Police officers who are on paid leave after shooting two suspects Monday night. A police spokesperson said all five officers are assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau and were involved in the March 2 shooting in the 3500... more »
  • Five BRPD officers on leave after shooting Play Video

    March 3, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Five Baton Rouge Police Officers are on paid administrative leave following a shooting that happened shortly before midnight. Investigators say two men were in the area between Choctaw and Chippewa when a DPS officer tried to pull them over for having a burned-out headlight. The car did... more »
  • BRPD investigating officers on Mardi Gras float

    February 23, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said several of his officers are under investigation after they appeared while off-duty on a Spanish Town Mardi Gras float which lampooned a sex crimes victim. The float had pictures of former reality TV star Will Hayden and his daughter Stephanie Ford,... more »
  • Police doubling manpower downtown Play Video

    February 10, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE-Police expect to be able to double the number of officers patrolling the growing downtown area by October. "We're just trying to get ahead of the curve so we don't neglect this area," Baton Rouge Police Lt. Johnny Dunnam said. The force will expand from ten to... more »
  • Growing efforts to fight growing crime in Downtown B.R. Play Video

    February 10, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - New development has downtown Baton Rouge growing like never before. Now you can expect the police presence there to do the same. The BRAVE Initiative is now in action there, and a new police precinct is coming soon. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the... more »
  • Chipotle apologizes for NY worker's police protest

    December 30, 2014 2:01 AM

    NEW YORK - Two Chipotle chief executives have apologized to New York City police officers who were greeted by a restaurant employee making the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture popular with protesters. Co-Chief Executive Officers Steve Ells and Monty Moran said in a statement Monday that the employee's action appeared... more »
  • 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 »

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