February 27, 2015 4:02 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two BRPD officers are on paid administrative leave after exchanging gunfire with a suspect Thursday night.
The incident happened just after 8 p.m. in the 12000 block of Robbie Avenue . That's where police tried to pull over the driver for a traffic violation, but they... more »
February 26, 2015 6:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - Local law enforcement officials reached out to some McKinley High School students on Thursday to talk about "real issues" that police face within the community.
From understanding how to handle police officers to understanding when deadly force is used, a number of topics were up for... more »
February 26, 2015 4:45 AM
NEW ORLEANS - NOPD is investigating a shooting involving a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputy.
The incident happened just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. Investigators say deputies were serving a search warrant on Pauger Street. According to our sister station WWL-TV , a spokesperson said the 52-year-old male suspect opened fire... more »
February 25, 2015 10:50 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a veteran officer has been placed on emergency suspension after he was arrested on charges of filing or maintaining false public records and theft of goods over $1,500. In news release, police say Tuesday's arrested of Sgt. Ashish Shah came after an investigation... more »
February 24, 2015 5:55 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Investigators say the man who was ultimately shot by police after waving a gun in a crowded parking lot initially ignored orders from Texas State Police before driving into Louisiana.
Robert Kohl, 47, was gunned down when he pointed a pistol at Denham Springs Police officer.... more »
February 24, 2015 2:34 AM
HOUMA - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office will soon get body cameras for patrol officers and other personnel - a move that Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says will likely cut down on complaints against officers. The agency joins other law enforcement agencies in the area - including the Houma and Thibodaux... more »
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 »
February 23, 2015 5:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - More than a dozen Southern University students were arrested for trespassing by Baton Rouge City Police Monday morning.
Police were called to the DeVille Apartments at 1325 North St. at 2 a.m. Multiple units responded and among them were police K-9. When police arrived, several people... more »
February 23, 2015 7:38 AM
BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement agencies from across the area are teaming up to raise money for Special Olympics by taking the Polar Plunge.
This year's plunge is Saturday, February 28th at 9 a.m. at the Cabela's in Gonzales. This is the eighth year of the event. There are... more »
February 21, 2015 10:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some church leaders are hoping to educate their community on how to handle law enforcement confrontation. Local church members and District Attorney officials met at the Second Baptist church on North Acadian Thruway on Saturday hoping to educate people on the "right way" to handle cops from... more »
February 21, 2015 7:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Multiple people turned in their unused guns, Saturday, at Elm Grove Baptist Church.
The Sheriff's office along with state and city police with the District Attorney's office hosted the annual Gas for Guns event.
This was the 5th year law enforcement put the event together,... more »
February 21, 2015 12:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened on Airline Hwy. and Dawnadele Ave. early Saturday morning.
Police say the driver of the vehicle was traveling southbound on Airline and drifted off the highway hitting a traffic light pole around 4 p.m.
Investigators say the... more »
February 19, 2015 9:38 AM
THIBODAUX - Police say they arrested a man after he stabbed his girlfriend several times during an argument.
Kenneth Westley, 45, was booked on attempted 2nd degree murder charges. Investigators say he fled the scene immediately after the stabbing but was stopped by officers shortly thereafter. He's being held... more »
February 18, 2015 2:07 AM
DENVER, CO - At a time when some police departments have been criticized for using military-style methods of crowd control against protesters, the Denver Police Department tells officers to stand back and let demonstrations unfold with minimal intervention, making necessary arrests afterward. The city's approach to protests is also being... more »
February 17, 2015 10:19 PM
GONZALES - A father is accused of having his daughter help him steal items from the city's Walmart.
Police said they arrested Jonathan Brock Ledford, 27, after investigating a shoplifting complaint. Officers said Ledford hid about $58 worth of merchandise on himself and his 2-year-old daughter.
Police reported... more »
February 17, 2015 9:42 PM
LIVINGSTON - Shocking video surfaced on the Internet of dash-cam video showing a near catastrophe on I-12 recently.
John Miller, a trucker and novelist, captured the close call on February 8th.
The video shows a chain of cars slowing for a Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy, stopped on the... more »
February 17, 2015 4:31 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan - Officials have raised the death toll in an attack on an Afghan police station, saying the assault killed at least 20 officers. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The assault Tuesday happened in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of Logar province, some 50 miles east of Kabul. There,... more »
February 17, 2015 2:05 AM
SAN DIEGO, CA - A San Diego police officer has shot and wounded a naked burglary suspect. Police Capt. Mike Hastings says the man attacked the officer Monday and they scuffled over the officer's gun before the shooting. Police were called to a home burglary, and the first officer to... more »
February 15, 2015 5:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Investigators for Baton Rouge Police say the human remains they found near LSU's campus belong to a 56-year-old man.
According to Cpl. Don Coppola with Baton Rouge Police, they found the remains behind the levee near River Rd. and Skip Bertman Dr. around 5:15 p.m. on... more »
February 13, 2015 1:50 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans say a second person has died after a shooting last night along the uptown Mardi Gras parade route, which resulted in one arrest.
NOPD spokesperson Frank Robertson said 19-year-old John Hicks has been charged with the deadly shooting.
Investigators said Hicks... more »
February 10, 2015 10:23 PM
HILLSDALE- Along a rural stretch of highway in St. Helena Parish, authorities stumbled upon a deadly wreck that was the aftermath of a police chase Tuesday.
A man who had managed to flee officers eventually crashed into a house, knocking it off its foundation. The driver was dead inside... more »
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 »
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 »
February 9, 2015 1:54 PM
NEW ORLEANS - In a move to beef up police ranks, the chief of the troubled police department has done away with a requirement for recruits to have 60 hours of college education or two years of military experience. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison on Monday made his case before the... more »
February 6, 2015 12:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - An ex-law officer implicated in a rape case against former NFL star Darren Sharper has pleaded not guilty to counts of rape, human trafficking and battery. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Brandon Licciardi, a former St. Bernard Parish deputy sheriff, entered his plea on Friday before Orleans Parish Criminal... more »
February 6, 2015 7:08 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are empowering woman by teaching them how to defend themselves and trust their instincts. This morning on 2une In, News 2's Rebecca Buchanan gave an inside look at the Equalizer Classes.
Baton Rouge Police warn that you never know when you'll end up in that... more »
February 2, 2015 1:48 PM
PORT ALLEN - The former Brusly police chief accused of stealing guns and cash from his own department is scheduled to go to trial in April.
Jamie Whaley and his attorneys met with prosecutors for a pre-trial conference Monday. The trial date was set for April 20, with pre-trial... more »
January 31, 2015 11:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police say a man from Crowley died due to a wreck involving a motorcycle and two trucks on I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Saturday afternoon. The cleanup efforts of the accident left drivers sitting on a closed road for hours.
Baton Rouge police say 47-year-old Roger Bently... more »
January 29, 2015 3:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - In its fight against crime, New Orleans is calling on former police officers to join the police department as unpaid reserve officers. The New Orleans Police Department is making this push as it struggles to deal with a shrunken force and an uptick in violent crime. At... more »
January 27, 2015 4:52 PM
BAKER - The court system in Baker will start up an amnesty program in February for those with outstanding bench warrants.
The program runs the entire month of February for people with warrants dating before Jan. 31, 2015. People will be allowed to have the warrant recalled without paying... more »
January 27, 2015 2:14 AM
NEW HOPE, MN - Authorities say two police officers were wounded in a shooting inside a suburban Minneapolis city building. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office chief deputy Mike Carlson tells KARE-TV that two officers were being sworn in inside the New Hope City Hall when a man approached and fired shots.... more »
January 25, 2015 3:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A shrunken police force is fighting a rise in violent crime in New Orleans. Now the focus is on tourist districts after a rash of attacks there. French Quarter residents are fearful that Mardi Gras may be marred again by violence and they've posted signs on balconies,... more »
January 25, 2015 11:33 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police identified a body found in a field Saturday night.
Police say they found the body of 59-year-old, Henery Gray in a field on the 1300 block of Plank Road.
According to Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police Department, they believe the... more »
January 21, 2015 11:10 AM
SORRENTO - The last chief of the Sorrento Police Department submitted her resignation this week, signaling the final chapter for the scandal-plagued department.
Fern Barnett's resignation was accepted with a 3-2 vote. Mayor Mike Lambert was the tiebreaker.
Citizens voted to shutter the department this past November. Sorrento... more »
January 20, 2015 10:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Agents with the Special Response Team, a tactical unit of the city's police force, arrested a man wanted for initiating an officer-involved shooting this weekend.
Miketrez Jones, 22, was apprehended Tuesday. Police said he pointed a gun at an officer who was chasing him after fleeing... more »
January 20, 2015 10:13 PM
DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is now a reserve police officer in South Florida. Doral Police Chief Donald De Lucca swore the retired basketball player in during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Shaq had originally applied in September. He will not receive a salary and will cover... more »
January 19, 2015 9:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a fourth man suspected to be involved in stealing limestone from the Department of Public Works.
Last month , former DPW worker Keith Harrison was dumping off a load of limestone at Randy Montalbano's Seafood on Florida Blvd. when he forgot to take the... more »
January 18, 2015 6:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say the two men found dead Sunday morning killed each other.
Police believe Jamiya Owen, 38, and Jeff Baker, 34, shot and killed each other in a shootout. Witnesses say Owen and Baker knew each other and recently had a disagreement.
The... more »
January 14, 2015 10:35 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS- Chief of Police Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler will not face disciplinary action from the Civil Service Commission after it decided to dismiss complaints against the men following a problem with testimony recordings.
Jones and Kistler faced punishment for allegations that they mismanaged police officers and... more »
January 14, 2015 2:06 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Police say an Albuquerque officer has fatally shot a man who had just fired at officers. Tuesday's shooting marks the department's third this year and comes a day after Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg announced she was seeking murder charges against two officers for the March... more »
January 12, 2015 2:04 AM
NEW YORK CITY, NY - A review by New York City's new police inspector general of suspected police chokeholds has found gaps in discipline and raises questions about officer training. The report by the inspector general's office was being released Monday. The office studied 10 random cases of suspected chokeholds... more »
January 9, 2015 9:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - The numbers of untested rape kits across the state are slowly coming in. The legislature passed a measure requesting them from all 421 law enforcement agencies in the state last year, to determine whether or not there is a backlog.
"There are lots of incidences in... more »
January 8, 2015 10:25 PM
PORT ALLEN - A man and woman from Texas face charges after a morning police chase that, when it ended, turned up $940 in counterfeit $20 bills inside the pair's Mercedes.
State Police said troopers initially tried to pull the vehicle over on I-10 east near Highway 415. The... more »
January 8, 2015 2:11 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer shot and wounded a man during an exchange of gunfire after a traffic stop. Police spokesman Hilal Williams said in a statement that officers were pulling a vehicle over around 11 p.m. Wednesday when three people inside fled. Officers chased them... more »
January 3, 2015 6:42 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Hundreds showed up to honor the life of a Denham Springs officer killed in the line of duty.
James Foster Jr., 39, was hit by a vehicle while on his motorcycle. He was on duty and responding to a crash on I-12 last week.
Those... more »
January 2, 2015 9:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department set out this year to show that the city's 2013 homicide numbers, the lowest in nearly three decades, were not a fluke. As of late Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans had recorded 150 homicides in 2014, a marginal decrease from the 156 counted... more »
January 1, 2015 1:40 PM
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. - Investigators say a police chief in Georgia reported that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day. Her condition is unclear, and no charges have been filed. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Sherry Lang says Peachtree City police Chief William McCollom called 911 around 4:15... more »
January 1, 2015 11:05 AM
BOSTON - Amid the celebrations welcoming the new year, there have been continued protests related to recent police killings of unarmed black men. Activists in Boston staged a peaceful "die-in" during the city's popular New Year's Eve celebration known as First Night. Dozens of people participated in the brief protest... more »
December 31, 2014 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE - Some packages are coming up missing in one Baton Rouge neighborhood and local authorities are on the case.
Homeowners in the Bel Aire community, near Belaire High School, caught two suspects on camera taking packages from their doorstep.
Police said the surveillance video they obtained... more »
December 31, 2014 1:23 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A police department spokesperson announced funeral plans for a Denham Springs officer who died after a crash on his motorcycle this week.
James Foster Jr. died Tuesday after he was taken off life support at a local hospital.
Police said Foster was responding to a... more »
December 31, 2014 2:02 AM
UPPER DARBY, PA - Police in suburban Philadelphia have shot and killed a man who posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents as he tried to use his car to run down officers trying to arrest him. The man was killed Tuesday afternoon in Upper Darby... more »
December 30, 2014 10:22 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Officer James Foster, 39, died Tuesday after he was involved in a wreck the night before, and the pain of a department was written on Police Chief Scott Jones' face.
"He was an incredible police officer," Jones said before he became overwhelmed with emotions. "He was... more »
December 30, 2014 5:47 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new report finds that the number of law-enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent in 2014. The annual report released Tuesday by the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found that 50 officers were killed by guns this year, compared to 32 in... more »
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 »
December 29, 2014 8:04 AM
YOUNGSVILLE - State police say a Youngsville man was attempting to walk across U.S. Highway 90 in St. Martin Parish when he was hit by a small SUV. Master Trooper Brooks David says 48-year-old Brian Bearden was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced death Sunday night. David said the... more »
December 28, 2014 6:38 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested two men for their suspected involvement in a shooting in Baton Rouge.
It happened on Washington Avenue not far from Memorial Stadium.
Gregory Gustave, 19, and Joshua Harris, 19, were arrested after robbing two men at gun point and shooting one of... more »
December 28, 2014 11:09 AM
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Police in Massachusetts have arrested a woman who they say smeared uncooked bacon and sausage all over a police station dispatch window offering to "feed the pigs." Framingham Police Lieutenant Harry Wareham says Lindsey McNamara entered the station Friday morning with a Dunkin' Donuts box full of... more »
December 27, 2014 11:23 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say a woman was killed when she crashed her SUV into a pole.
Angela Ayers, 43, was traveling west on South Choctaw near North Flannery Road just after midnight Saturday morning.
Police say she lost control of her 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and... more »
December 26, 2014 9:47 PM
WALKER - Police are searching for a man suspected of breaking into several cars and busting out a woman's window and stealing her purse the morning of Christmas Eve.
Surveillance video from one of the Walker homes in the Brian Park Subdivision catches the crook peeking in backyards and... more »
December 26, 2014 9:27 PM
LIVONIA - Highway 190 was closed after a three-vehicle crash Friday night.
Police said one person was killed in the collision. Officers closed westbound lanes as they worked the crash.
Chief Brad Joffrion said crash investigators were still piecing together the scene and was not able to release... more »
December 25, 2014 11:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- A man spent the Christmas holiday in jail after he allegedly tried to run over police officers after being found sleeping in a car with a marijuana cigarette in his mouth.
According to arrest documents, Leandrew Thomas, 30, was uncooperative throughout this interaction with officers on Wyandotte... more »
December 24, 2014 3:22 PM
BERKELEY, Mo. - A mayor is pressing for calm in his St. Louis suburb after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old police say pointed a handgun at the officer. St. Louis County police on Wednesday identified the young man killed during the Berkeley encounter as Antonio Martin.... more »
December 24, 2014 3:14 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities said a man who shot at police officers during a chase in Baton Rouge and was shot himself is now out of the hospital and behind bars.
Sheriff's deputies booked 28-year-old Kevin Knight Wednesday on charges of attempted first-degree murder, flight from an officer, criminal... more »
December 24, 2014 2:10 AM
NEW YORK - Rocker Jon Bon Jovi donned a New York Police Department T-shirt on stage. Well-wishers delivered cookies to police in Cincinnati. In Mooresville, North Carolina, officers were treated by residents to a chili dinner. At a time when many in the nation's police community feel embattled, Americans across... more »
December 23, 2014 10:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a Baton Rouge man shot in a grocery store parking lot Tuesday night died as a result of his injuries.
A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said 19-year-old Derrell Marquis Hayes was shot during a drug deal in the parking lot next to Choctaw Drive... more »
December 22, 2014 6:08 PM
ZACHARY - Police arrested a man they're calling a person of interest during their investigation into a drive-by shooting that left two people injured.
Police arrested Deandre Singleton on multiple bench warrants for other crimes and are speaking to him about the shooting.
The shooting happened just after... more »
December 22, 2014 4:13 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - Two women in Denham Springs said they were treated poorly by police after they were raped by a group of men Saturday night.
The women said the night was supposed to be a date, but it ended horrifically when they were taken to an empty house... more »
December 19, 2014 2:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they're working through a backlog of more than 400 untested rape kits. The kits are important elements in an investigation, especially when a victim is attacked by a stranger and DNA is essential. Disclosure about the untested rape kits came during a New... more »
December 18, 2014 11:55 AM
SHREVEPORT - A federal grand jury in Shreveport has returned an indictment against former Homer police officer. Willie Fred Knowles is charged with violating the civil rights of multiple individuals during three different incidents, as well as with making false statements to the FBI. The 64-year-old Knowles was charged Wednesday... more »
December 16, 2014 10:45 PM
SORRENTO- The town council overwhelmingly approved selling off police equipment Tuesday night.
City leaders declared police cruisers, guns, desks - everything once used by officers - as surplus property. It allows the city to sell the merchandise to other area departments or at a public auction.
Last month,... more »
December 16, 2014 9:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for help to trackdown three suspects they claim made unauthorized transactions using a stolen credit card.
The incident happened on Black Friday. According to BRPD, the trio entered Poise'n Ivy Woman's Boutique in the 7200 block of Highland. Investigators say the two women... more »
December 14, 2014 6:20 PM
BAKER - The city council will vote to introduce an ordinance to raise water rates at Tuesday's meeting.
Councilwoman Joyce Burgess said she's dedicated to "moving the city forward," and wants to do what's best for residents.
If a decision isn't made soon, the city's fire department rating... more »
December 11, 2014 6:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Boxer Emanuel Augustus is on the road to recovery at a New Orleans hospital.
After being shot in the back of the neck two months ago, the boxer went into a coma. Just recently, Augustus awakened and is up and talking.
Augustus was walking one... more »
December 9, 2014 9:32 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved the mayor's $830 million spending plan for 2015 which will include two police academies to train as many as sixty new police officers.
The budget was approved Tuesday evening. The Metro Council made no changes to the plan but did voice some concern about... more »