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  • Police: 2 San Diego police officers shot

    July 29, 2016 4:27 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Authorities say two police officers have been shot in a San Diego neighborhood, and a suspect is reportedly in custody. The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that police said the shooting occurred late Thursday night. The officers have been taken to a hospital, but their condition was... more »
  • Metro Council members oppose police residency requirements Play Video

    July 27, 2016 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plan to require new police officers to live in the city died at Wednesday's Metro Council meeting. The ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel would have forced the Police Department to limit future hiring to applicants living within the city limits. Wednesday's meeting was... more »
  • Dallas Police officer returns home to Baton Rouge for officers' funerals Play Video

    July 26, 2016 12:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of law enforcement officers from out of town made their way to Baton Rouge over the past week to pay their respects to the three officers killed in an ambush earlier this month. Among that group was Dallas Police Department officer Chris Langlois who has... more »
  • Indianapolis police officer shot, suspect killed after chase

    July 25, 2016 9:47 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indianapolis police say an officer has been shot and another officer is injured following a chase and exchange of gunfire with a suspect, who was killed. Indianapolis Police Chief Troy Riggs told reporters Monday evening that the officer who was shot was taken to a hospital and... more »
  • Likely closures and delays along Airline due to Montrell Jackson's funeral procession

    July 25, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Monday due to a funeral procession on Airline Highway. Officer Montrell Jackson's funeral is likely to cause closures and delays on Airline from Winbourne Avenue to Florida Boulevard from approximately noon to 3 p.m. There is already heavy... more »
  • Police across the nation travel to Baton Rouge to honor fallen heroes Play Video

    July 24, 2016 11:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Michele and Steven Strawser are officers with the Des Moines Police Department in Iowa. They are among hundreds of officers in Baton Rouge this week to honor the three officers slain in last Sunday's ambush. "We are here to honor the officers who died in the... more »
  • Father of slain officer slams police union attack on local leader

    July 22, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The father of a Baton Rouge Police officer slain in Sunday's ambush shooting condemned the police union's "attack" on a councilwoman's t-shirt. In a letter to the editor to a local newspaper, Hosea Lyle Jackson, the father of BRPD officer Montrell Jackson, writes that he is... more »
  • Mom: Gunman would 'pretty much lose it' on police shootings

    July 22, 2016 11:04 AM

    The mother of the man who shot and killed three law-enforcement officers in Baton Rouge says her son would "pretty much lose it" when he heard about a black man being shot by police in what he considered an unlawful manner. Corine Woodley said in an interview with PBS talk... more »
  • Custom-built free caskets donated to families of murdered officers Play Video

    July 21, 2016 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A special donation for three murdered law enforcement officers and their families arrived in Baton Rouge Thursday. Trey Ganem owns a company that makes specialized caskets. He says when we learned of the tragedy that occurred in Baton Rouge, he and his team immediately got to... more »
  • Brazil police arrest men pleading ISIS allegiance, plotting Olympic attack

    July 21, 2016 11:26 AM

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Federal police in Brazil have ordered the detention of 12 people who allegedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group via social media. Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes told journalists in Brasilia on Thursday that 10 had been arrested and two more were being sought. Moraes... more »
  • Teen transported following shooting in Baker Wednesday night

    July 20, 2016 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker Police are investigating a shooting that sent a 17-year-old girl to the hospital Wednesday night. Investigators say the victim was shot while riding in a car on Baker Boulevard. Police believe the shots were fired from inside of the car. Detectives are questioning a person... more »
  • Free lunch for law enforcement after ambush shooting Play Video

    July 20, 2016 7:53 PM

    LIVINGSTON- One restaurant is going the extra mile with its gratitude for law enforcement. Wayne's Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que in Livingston is offering free meals to all cops this week. It's a response to Sundays shooting of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers. "You see such tragic losses amongst... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening St. Charles officers on social media

    July 20, 2016 12:14 PM

    HAHNVILLE- One man is behind bars Wednesday after investigators say he posted on social media threatening police officers. According to a WWLTV report , St. Charles Parish Sherrif's Office charged Victor Pablo with terrorizing and threatening a public official. Deputies say Pablo posted a threat on social media,... more »
  • 'That's what I get,' Pokemon player hits police cruiser

    July 20, 2016 11:37 AM

    BALTIMORE - Police say a "Pokemon Go" player was trying to "catch them all" behind the wheel, but instead a Baltimore police officer's body camera caught him sideswiping a cruiser. Officers were standing on a southeast Baltimore corner early Monday when police say a Toyota RAV-4 hit a cruiser steps... more »
  • Police shootings touch nerve among military veterans

    July 20, 2016 10:54 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Back-to-back attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana by former military men have struck a nerve among veterans who traditionally share a close bond with law enforcement. Veterans and active-duty troops started posting messages on social media almost immediately after the news broke last weekend that a... more »
  • Alton Sterling's aunt, slain officer's dad embrace, pray at memorial

    July 18, 2016 11:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alton Sterling's aunt and the father of one of the officers killed in an ambush Sunday morning in Baton Rouge met at a growing memorial for the slain officers Monday night. A photo taken by ABC News Correspondent Lana Zak shows Sandra Sterling and Hosea Jackson... 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 »
  • Baltimore officer acquitted in custody death

    July 18, 2016 11:26 AM

    BALTIMORE - A judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer on all charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a black who died after he was injured in a police transport van. Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted Monday after a bench trial by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Rice... 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 »
  • Cameron Sterling addresses President at town hall on race Play Video

    July 14, 2016 11:14 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 15-year-old son of a man who was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge last week attended a town hall hosted by ABC and addressed the president directly. "I ask that you keep all of these families and my family safe," Cameron Sterling told... more »
  • 2 dead, 1 arrested after head-on crash in Ascension Parish

    July 14, 2016 8:01 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - State Police say two people are dead and another person was arrested after a deadly head-on crash on LA 1 in Ascension Parish Thursday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened after 6 a.m. north of LA 405. Police say 17-year-old Stormy Hunnicutt from Prairieville... more »
  • Police: Memorial officer statue vandalized

    July 13, 2016 1:42 PM

    RICHMOND - A memorial to police in Richmond, Virginia has been vandalized with a message referring to the police killing of a black man in Louisiana. A large red "X'' was spray-painted on the torso of the statue of an officer carrying a child, and "Justice for Alton" is written... more »
  • Together Baton Rouge wants political change after Alton Sterling shooting Play Video

    July 12, 2016 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A prominent grass-roots organization wants law enforcement and economic reforms in response to the Alton Sterling shooting. Together Baton Rouge held a lunch in Mid-City Tuesday with over 300 faith and civic leaders in attendance. "We have a faulty foundation, we have problematic foundation, we have an... more »
  • 5 arrested after shots fired on police in Washington

    July 12, 2016 3:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Five people have been arrested in Washington after at least one person opened fire on police, and a police spokesman says there's no indication it was a "planned attack on police." No injuries were reported. The incident early Tuesday follows recent protests over police killings of... more »
  • 1 man to be charged with shooting at DC officers; 4 released

    July 12, 2016 11:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - Washington's police chief says one man will be charged after firing on police officers during a carjacking early Tuesday. Chief Cathy Lanier said no officers were wounded during the unplanned attack in southeast Washington. She said the suspect carjacked an SUV with people inside after robbing four others... more »
  • Woman accused of stealing $860 worth of fingernail polish

    July 11, 2016 9:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 27-year-old woman is accused of stealing $860 worth of fingernail polish from a CVS drug store - in one day. Authorities say in a news release that Raushawn Ford was arrested Monday and held without bond on charges of theft and possessing... more »
  • Long divided: Baton Rouge race relations under new scrutiny

    July 11, 2016 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The shooting death of a black man at the hands of two white police officers is revealing long-simmering racial tensions in Louisiana's capital. Jasiri Basel is a 37-year-old community activist. He says Baton Rouge is "horribly racist" and that there's a physical divide in the city.... more »
  • 102 arrested during overnight protests; police blame outsiders

    July 9, 2016 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- By Sunday morning, 102 people had been booked into jail related to protests outside Baton Rouge Police Headquarters Saturday. Click HERE to see the list of names booked into jail. The .PDF is four pages; page 1 contains the list of names of people arrested during a... more »
  • 'Gentle' Georgia man accused of using 911 to ambush officer

    July 9, 2016 3:58 PM

    VALDOSTA - Police say a Georgia police officer and his assailant should survive a shootout that began with an ambush only hours after a sniper in Dallas killed five officers and wounded seven more. Stephen Paul Beck, a 22-year-old recovering drug addict, is accused of calling 911 to lure police... more »
  • Police: Louisiana man turns himself in after alleged threat

    July 9, 2016 3:45 PM

    BOSSIER CITY - Police in Louisiana say a man was jailed after posting a social media video in which he says he wants to shoot and kill a police officer. Sgt. Brian Griffith of the Bossier City Police Department says the man made the video while sitting in a car... more »
  • Police: Man called 911, ambushed Georgia officer

    July 8, 2016 4:30 PM

    VALDOSTA - Authorities say a man called 911 in south Georgia to report a break-in, then ambushed and shot the officer who came to investigate. Both men were wounded in the ensuing gunfire, and both are expected to survive. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that... more »
  • Suburban St. Louis officer wounded in shooting

    July 8, 2016 4:12 PM

    DALLAS - Authorities say a driver shot and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer during a traffic stop. The shooting happened around 11 a.m. Friday in Ballwin. Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott said at a news conference Friday that the attack happened around 11 a.m. and was captured... more »
  • Obama has flags lowered to honor Dallas victims

    July 8, 2016 3:30 PM

    DALLAS - President Barack Obama has ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor the 12 police officers and two civilians who were shot in an attack in Dallas. Obama's proclamation Friday applies to American flags flown at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, military installations and... more »
  • Leaders of Black Lives Matter condemn violence in Dallas

    July 8, 2016 1:15 PM

    DALLAS - Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement are condemning the slayings of police in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Shaun King is a blogger who rose to prominence following the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in... more »
  • Man armed with gun is shot, killed by Alabama officer

    July 8, 2016 10:49 AM

    SELMA, Ala. - Police say a man reportedly armed with a gun during a domestic dispute was shot and killed by officers in Alabama. The State Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that the Selma Police Department was called to a home Thursday night because of the... more »
  • Prosecuting cops in Alton Sterling case could be difficult Play Video

    July 7, 2016 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The bar will be high for prosecuting two police officers in the Alton Sterling case, a former federal prosecutor said Thursday. "You have to show there was a deprivation of rights, the standard is high, but it's just as high in a murder case," said former U.S.... more »
  • WBRZ obtains records of officers involved in deadly shooting Play Video

    July 7, 2016 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Following a public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit early after the officer-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling, the City of Baton Rouge made internal affairs records of the two officers involved available for review. Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto got the first look at... more »
  • People arrested protesting BR man's death in Philadelphia

    July 6, 2016 11:48 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - The death of a Baton Rouge man in an officer involved shooting has had a ripple effect across the country with millions voicing their frustration online and some organizing protests 1,200 miles away. Demonstrators took to the streets Wednesday night for a protest in Alton Sterling's honor.... more »
  • Hwy 22 closed for 2 hours after man shoots fiance in mouth, killing her Play Video

    July 5, 2016 12:02 PM

    SORRENTO - Highway 22 is back open and a man is in custody after a shooting kept the roadway closed for more than two hours early Tuesday morning. 26-year-old Jarvis McNair, of Sorrento, was booked on charges of second degree murder, aggravated assault and other charges. Police said... more »
  • Landry announces plan to bolster Quarter patrols

    July 2, 2016 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Attorney General Jeff Landry says law enforcement agents from his office will join others from the New Orleans area to help patrol New Orleans' French Quarter during times when tourist traffic is high. Landry said Friday that 50 two-person teams, including personnel from the St. Bernard Parish... more »
  • YouTube star arrested for lying about assault, injuries

    June 29, 2016 10:10 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A YouTube personality who said he was assaulted outside a West Hollywood club has been charged with filing a false police report and faking his injuries. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department says London-native Calum McSwiggan was seen hitting himself with a jail payphone after his arrest early... more »
  • Armed man tries to steal Pineville ambulance

    June 29, 2016 2:28 PM

    PINEVILLE - Police say a man armed with a gun tried to steal an ambulance in Pineville Wednesday morning. According to Pineville Police, 43-year-old Christopher Farque tried to steal a vehicle that had pulled over on US 167 due to a flat tire around 5 a.m. Wednesday. The victims... more »
  • LSP: Trooper who bodyslammed suspect acted appropriately

    June 28, 2016 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana State Police say they fully support the actions of a trooper who bodyslammed a resisting Illinois man in the French Quarter last weekend. They say the officer's use of force was appropriate for the situation that unfolded on Bourbon Street at 4 a.m. The video... more »
  • S.C. trooper uses emojis to deliver drunken driving message

    June 25, 2016 3:36 PM

    ANDERSON, S.C. - South Carolina is starting a campaign against drinking and driving based on a trooper's tweets using the little graphic icons called emojis on his smartphone. The Anderson Independent-Mail reports the Highway Patrol already has 130 billboards up and will include Sgt. Bob Beres' message at convenience stores... more »
  • Man in custody following standoff on Wilmot Street

    June 24, 2016 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say they arrested a man Friday evening after he refused to stop for officers before barricading himself in a home. This happened at a home near the intersection of Wilmot Street and Conrad Drive. BRPD told News 2 officers attempted to make a... more »
  • Parents warned after 8-foot gator spotted in Livingston drainage canal Play Video

    June 23, 2016 11:48 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Police issued a warning to residents of Livingston after a large alligator was spotted in a drainage canal. The eight-and-a-half-foot gator was seen in the canal just off Ohio Street within the town. Police advised residents to keep a close eye on children and small animals around... more »
  • Police warn of scam involving fake Entergy representatives

    June 21, 2016 9:17 PM

    WALKER - Police in Walker are warning residents of a reported scam in the area where a 1-800 number contacts Entergy customers and tells them their balance is past due. According to a post on the department's Facebook page, the caller informs the resident that the owe between $900... more »
  • Accused killer's lawyers: There are inconsistencies in police reports Play Video

    June 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorneys for a man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend slammed the police investigation into the matter in an exclusive interview with WBRZ Tuesday. "They don't have a case," one attorney told News 2's Brett Buffington. The two New Orleans-area attorneys are working to... more »
  • Man accused of breaking out of hospital, stealing ambulance

    June 18, 2016 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials say a man broke out of a psychiatric care hospital and stole an ambulance before leading police on a chase across Baton Rouge Saturday morning. Baton Rouge Police say the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. According to arrest records, 40-year-old Christopher Porter escaped the... more »
  • Security increased for New Orleans Pride celebrations

    June 16, 2016 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - City officials in New Orleans say they’re ramping up security plans for upcoming Pride celebrations in the city after the horrific events in Orlando last weekend. New Orleans Pride celebrations will kick off Friday. Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Superintendent Michael Harrison, FBI and Louisiana State Police have... more »
  • Pointe Coupee begins tackling budget crisis

    June 14, 2016 10:59 PM

    POINTE COUPEE PARISH - The Point Coupee Parish Police Jury agreed to the first round of budget cuts Tuesday after sales tax revenues fell short. Police jurors agreed to eliminate a position in the utility department and a $40,000 contract with cleaning services, as well as 25% cuts across... more »
  • Baker Police Chief-elect wants a pay raise Play Video

    June 14, 2016 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The city of Baker's new police chief is asking for a pay raise. Police Chief-elect Carl Dunn says that his political opponents are trying to drive him out of office with his current pay. "My opponent's campaign manager was allowed to reduce the salary to make it... more »
  • Armed robbery suspect leads police on high-speed chase

    June 13, 2016 11:57 AM

    THIBODAUX - Police said a man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened earlier this year after he led officers on a high-speed chase through Terrebonne Parish. 49-year-old Cristopher Smith was booked on charges of armed robbery, aggravated flight from an officer, possession of alcoholic beverages... more »
  • Shooting outside Dallas airport causes long delays

    June 10, 2016 3:35 PM

    DALLAS - People are streaming out of Dallas Love Field and hours-long delays are being reported after police shot a man outside the airport during a domestic disturbance. Some travelers were on airplanes when the shooting occurred Friday afternoon but were ordered off when the terminal was cleared. They said... more »
  • Patchy reporting undercuts national hate crimes count

    June 5, 2016 2:56 PM

    An Associated Press investigation finds that more than 2,700 city police and county sheriff's departments have not filed a single hate crime report with the FBI over the last six years. And thousands more had gaps in reporting. Each year, the FBI issues a report on the number of hate... more »
  • New Orleans police officer injured in traffic accident

    June 5, 2016 1:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans police say one of their officers has been seriously injured during a traffic accident. Multiple news outlets reported that Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer was inside her police vehicle on the side of the road with the emergency lights on when she was... more »
  • Body camera public records bill headed to Louisiana governor

    June 1, 2016 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police would be allowed to shield body camera footage from release without a court order if the video is deemed to violate a "reasonable expectation of privacy," under a bill headed to the governor. Supporters said the measure aligns the body camera footage with Louisiana's existing public... more »
  • Louisiana adds police protections to hate-crime laws

    May 26, 2016 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, whose family includes four generations of sheriffs, signed the law on Thursday. He said it protects "men and women who... more »
  • Decision on fired police chief's appeal delayed until next week

    May 26, 2016 12:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Following more than 4 hours of testimony Wednesday night, an appeals hearing for the Denham Springs Police chief who was fired in April ended without a decision. It was the second consecutive night the hearing continued for more than four hours. At the conclusion, a motion... more »
  • Louisiana set to expand hate crimes law to include police

    May 24, 2016 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews. The move could stir the national debate over the relationship between law enforcement and minorities. If signed by the governor this... more »
  • Woman stabbed, transported Monday in Baton Rouge

    May 24, 2016 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating following a stabbing that injured one person Monday evening. The stabbing occurred on Elgin St. off Winbourne Ave. Police say their preliminary investigation revealed that a group of people were arguing in the street when the matter escalated and someone threw... more »
  • Police chase ends on roof of LSU campus bookstore

    May 21, 2016 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police say a man was arrested Saturday morning after he led police on a foot chase through campus that ended on the roof of the campus bookstore. According to court documents, an LSUPD officer saw two men trying to cut a cable lock on a... more »
  • House advances license plate reader bill on its second try

    May 18, 2016 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A House committee has reversed course and backed a Lake Charles senator's proposed program that would allow law enforcement agencies to automatically scan motorists' license plates. The House criminal justice committee voted 8-3 Wednesday to advance the Senate-approved measure for full chamber consideration, a week after... more »
  • Latest police academy beginning; City on track to have its largest squad ever

    May 16, 2016 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The first of possibly two police academies started Monday, police reported in a news release. The Baton Rouge Police Department's P.O.S.T. academy class began this week. Cadets will graduate in June. The class is made up of police officers from other agencies that have decided to... more »
  • Thousands gather in Washington to honor fallen officers

    May 14, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Thousands of people have gathered in Washington to remember fallen law enforcement officers. Media outlets report that candles illuminated the National Mall during Friday night's ceremony, which honored the 252 officers who were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial this year. Steve Groeinger, a spokesman for... more »
  • Denham Springs Police officer accused of abusing ex-wife

    May 11, 2016 4:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Detectives in Livingston Parish say a Denham Springs Police officer was arrested Tuesday after a domestic battery incident involving his former wife. According to Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard, deputies arrested 30-year-old Landon Blake Groger for one count of misdemeanor domestic abuse battery. Ard said the... more »
  • Off-duty cop kills man who went on stabbing rampage, killing 2

    May 10, 2016 10:47 PM

    TAUNTON, MA - Authorities have identified a man who they say killed two people and wounded four others in stabbing attacks at a home and a shopping mall in Massachusetts before being shot dead. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that 28-year-old Arthur Darosa crashed a car outside... more »
  • Police catch man stealing from cars at auto shop

    May 9, 2016 5:25 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Police arrested a man after they say they caught him burglarizing vehicles at a car shop in Ponchatoula. A passerby called police after they saw the man burglarizing the cars, our news partner Action News 17 reports . When officers arrived, they found Bradley Sharp, 22, still... more »

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