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  • Police: Wisconsin state trooper shot and killed

    March 25, 2015 2:16 AM

    FOND DU LAC, WI - Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. Police said the suspect also was killed. Fond du Lac police said late Tuesday that the incident occurred... more »
  • BRAVE says its efforts are working

    March 24, 2015 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement touted successes of the BRAVE program at a special meeting Tuesday night. Since the inception of the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination, or BRAVE, agencies involved say efforts are working to bridge the gap between police and the community. "When we first started... more »
  • Police release vigilante murder suspect's picture

    March 24, 2015 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a picture of a suspect, wanted in connection with what is likely a vigilante killing. Police are looking for Yovanni Anibal Romos-Salazar. Investigators believe he shot and killed Joel Guevara Sunday night on Quida Mae. Monday, the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered a warrant... more »
  • Police investigate fatal accident involving dirt bike

    March 23, 2015 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say a 30-year-old man died when the dirt bike he was driving struck a metal bar. Officer Hilal Williams says the accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, near the intersection of North Peters and Flood Streets. Williams said the victim was pronounced dead... more »
  • New Orleans police investigate fatal burglary

    March 23, 2015 5:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating the shooting death of a home owner during a burglary. Officer Hilal Williams said in a news release officers responded to a burglary in progress call Sunday night and found a man dead inside his home. Police have not released the 54-year-old... more »
  • BRPD recruiting new officers this weekend

    March 20, 2015 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department is opening its doors for a look inside what it takes to be a police officer. Officers will be available at an open house Saturday to answer questions and provide information about different jobs inside the department. It will also give... more »
  • Godsends come in small packages Play Video

    March 19, 2015 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gloves, a tourniquet and blood clotting gauze are some of the few items contained in a small package put together to save lives in the most serious of emergency situations. The creator, a former police chief, believes it's a Godsend in a tiny package. Chris... more »
  • Personal tragedy encourages BRPD officer to teach self-defense classes Play Video

    March 19, 2015 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD Officer Rendy Richard also teaches Equalizer classes. For her, it's personal. Richard had a cousin that was murdered. It was an experience that she said influenced her to teach the class. She hopes that by teaching women to protect themselves, she may be able to... more »
  • Two people injured in overnight shooting in Baton Rouge Play Video

    March 18, 2015 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are investigating the Capital City's latest shooting. It happened around midnight on Navajo Street, just off Plank Road. News 2 cameras showed several police officers in the area. EMS also responded to the call. Details surrounding exactly what happened are still... more »
  • Man accused of punching EMS, police

    March 16, 2015 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he punched an EMS worker and police officer after wrecking a vehicle he was in. Police charged Jim Foster with battery of an EMS worker, battery of a police officer, resisting arrest and reckless operation of a... more »
  • Police: Woman stole hundreds on company card

    March 16, 2015 8:10 AM

    GONZALES - An employee at Approved Cash Advance was arrested after police say she stole hundreds of dollars using her company credit card. According to investigators, Bilan Brooks, 31, charged $800.00 to her company car. When she found out police had been contacted, detectives say she attempted to report... more »
  • Police officers wounded by gunfire

    March 16, 2015 1:59 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Two Los Angeles police officers were wounded by gunfire on Sunday, triggering an intense search for two suspects in South Los Angeles. The officers were wearing plainclothes and driving near a street intersection around 5:45 p.m. Sunday when someone opened fire, Det. Meghan Aguilar said. She... more »
  • Police fatally shoot man found on subway tunnel tracks

    March 13, 2015 2:03 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Transit police in Washington, D.C. fatally shot a man after responding to a call about an "unauthorized person" on the tracks in a subway tunnel. Metro Transit Police spokesman Mike Tolbert said the shooting happened at the Potomac Avenue station Thursday night. Tolbert said he had no... more »
  • Hundreds gather outside police station in Ferguson

    March 13, 2015 1:56 AM

    BC-US--Ferguson Calm prevails in Ferguson after shooting of police officers Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos. AP Video. By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press FERGUSON, MO - Protesters called for calm but vowed to keep pushing for change in Ferguson a day after the shooting of two officers... more »
  • Ferugson Police look for shooter after two officers wounded

    March 12, 2015 12:21 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Police have converged on a home in Ferguson, Missouri, and taken people in for questioning following the shootings of two police officers. The two officers were shot during a protest outside Ferguson police headquarters early this morning. Both were released from the hospital today. St. Louis County... more »
  • Louisiana State Police redeploy troopers to New Orleans

    March 12, 2015 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Additional state troopers will redeploy this week to the City of New Orleans to support the New Orleans Police Department's efforts to deter crime. Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said Wednesday they've been planning the redeployment since the completion of this year's Mardi Gras detail. Edmonson... more »
  • Two officers shot in Ferguson

    March 12, 2015 2:00 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says two officers were shot around midnight at a Ferguson, Missouri, protest. He said a 32-year-old officer from Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old officer from St. Louis County was shot in the shoulder. He says... more »
  • Fefee brothers released from hospital, booked into jail

    March 12, 2015 12:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A pair of brothers were released from the hospital and booked into jail following a violent police pursuit that ended with them being shot by police last week. Baton Rouge Police said Thomas Fefee, 24, was booked into jail on five counts of attempted first degree... more »
  • Ferguson chief resigns in wake of scathing federal report

    March 11, 2015 3:36 PM

    FERGUSON - The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. A city official with knowledge of the situation said Thomas Jackson submitted... more »
  • Memories of fallen officers etched into eternity on memorial

    March 10, 2015 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than forty officers of the law have been killed in the line of duty in the Capital Region. Tuesday, Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells became the most recent officer to die after being shot by murder suspect Jamie Croom. Wells name will likely be added... more »
  • Investigative Unit uncovers new information in officer-involved shooting Play Video

    March 9, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Search warrants were filed Monday in connection with an officer-involved shooting where Baton Rouge Police officers shot two men during an altercation in a parking lot last week . The WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit learned Thomas Fefee and Justin Fefee were arrested after police say... more »
  • Threat made at local library

    March 7, 2015 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said Baton Rouge police officers responded to a call at the Fairwood Branch Library where they were told a woman had a bomb strapped to her body. Previously reported as a bomb threat, Baton Rouge police told News Two that the situation turned out to... more »
  • Union optimistic about pay plan

    March 6, 2015 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Union approved one of the first pay raise proposals in years for officers Friday evening. In a 232 to 201 vote, 54% of union members signed off on the city's plan that institutes between two and four percent raises for the police... more »
  • Peaceful February gives way to violent March

    March 4, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There were no murders in East Baton Rouge Parish during the month of February. That milestone has been tainted by a violent start to March. The first happened at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 1st, less than two hours after the calendar turned. Authorities found Eddie... more »
  • Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    March 3, 2015 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court. The official says the investigation found that officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too... more »
  • Police: Shoplifter threw daughter like 'a toy doll'

    March 2, 2015 12:20 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a man suspected of stealing items from a beauty shop in Slidell threw down his daughter when he was confronted by police over the weekend. Slidell Police said 24-year-old Lamar Causey of Baton Rouge threw his daughter "as if she was a toy doll" and... more »
  • Baton Rouge man gunned down in front of house

    March 1, 2015 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who knew Eddie Simon Jr., 24, are in shock after hearing of his murder. The shooting happened close to 2:00 am Sunday morning, in the 2800 block of 73rd street. Police said officers originally responded to the location for a traffic crash, but discovered... more »
  • Police release name of officer involved in deadly shooting

    February 27, 2015 5:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police released the name of the officer who was involved in a shooting Monday in the parking lot of a busy shopping district. A spokesperson with Denham Springs Police said Michael Brien LeBlanc, 30, shot Robert Kohl, 47, of Fort Worth. Kohl pointed a gun at... more »
  • Suspect booked in overnight BRPD shootout Play Video

    February 27, 2015 4:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with attempted murder Friday in connection with a shootout with officers in Baton Rouge overnight. BRPD spokesperson L'Jean McKneely said 24-year-old Torrance Smart was shot in the encounter. Police arrested Smart after his release from the hospital. Officers said they stopped... more »
  • Students have 'real talk' with law enforcement Play Video

    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 »
  • Suspect injured in shootout with deputies

    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 »
  • New Orleans police sergeant suspended following arrest

    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 »
  • Trucker ignored Texas police before fatal confrontation Play Video

    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 »
  • More police officers get body cameras

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • SU students arrested for trespassing

    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 »
  • Local law enforcement take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Play Video

    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 »
  • Church members spark discussion about how to handle police

    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 »
  • Dozens of guns taken off the streets

    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 »
  • Driver killed in single vehicle crash

    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 »
  • Police: Man stabbed girlfriend several times

    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 »
  • More police departments choosing restraint over quick action

    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 »
  • Police say dad had his 2-year-old help him steal from store

    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 »
  • WATCH: Trucker records near catastrophe on I-12 Play Video

    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 »
  • Nearly two dozen killed in suicide attack on police station

    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 »
  • Officer shoots naked suspect after gun struggle

    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 »
  • Police identify human remains found near LSU

    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 »
  • Second victim dies in Muses parade shooting

    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 »
  • Man dies after fleeing from cops, crashing into house Play Video

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • College requirement nixed for New Orleans police recruits

    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 »
  • Licciardi pleads not guilty in Sharper rape case

    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 »
  • Women learn to fight crime in Equalizer Self-Defense classes Play Video

    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 »
  • Trial date set for former Brusly police chief

    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 »
  • Police identify victim of deadly crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    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 »
  • NOPD calls on retired officers to help fight crime

    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 »
  • Baker holding warrant amnesty program in February Play Video

    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 »
  • Deputy: Police kill man who fired at officers

    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 »
  • New Orleans concerned about Mardi Gras crime

    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 »
  • Body found in field identified

    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 »
  • Barnett submits resignation from Sorrento Police

    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 »
  • Police: Man who pointed gun at officers arrested

    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 »
  • Shaq sworn in as reserve police officer in Florida

    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 »
  • Restaurateur implicated in limestone theft case Play Video

    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 »
  • Police: 2 men killed each other in shootout Play Video

    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 »
  • Inquiry into chief, captain dropped due to testimony snafu Play Video

    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 »
  • Police: Another Albuquerque officer involved in shooting

    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 »
  • NYPD overseer reviews suspected chokehold cases

    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 »
  • State checking on untested rape kits, BRPD reports numbers

    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 »

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