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  • Kansas City cop challenges teens to a dance-off

    August 20, 2014 9:20 PM

    KANSAS CITY - A few cops got caught on camera busting a few moves with some neighborhood kids. A group of Kansas City teens had no idea what to expect when two police cars stopped only to challenge them in a dance-off. According to the teens, the two... more »
  • In New Orleans, a change in police command Play Video

    August 19, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year in New Orleans. But violent crime still plagues the city and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas. The city native and career police officer who took over the department... more »
  • Ex-cop who burned body post-Katrina seeks leniency

    August 15, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer is about to be re-sentenced in connection with one of the crimes that came to symbolize the chaos and law enforcement scandals that followed Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae already is imprisoned for burning the body of Henry Glover - who was... more »
  • Turmoil, tear gas give way to hope in Ferguson

    August 15, 2014 1:56 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest. The... more »
  • Port Allen adopts new rules for police hires Play Video

    August 14, 2014 7:14 AM

    PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council has unanimously adopted an ordinance that will force recently hired police officers to reimburse the city for the money spent to train and outfit them if they leave the city's Police Department within two years. The new measure, approved Wednesday night, is... more »
  • Scrutiny of police response increases in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 2:12 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and politicians in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have vowed to reach across the divide in a community in search of answers. In the streets of Ferguson, though, the polite dialogue heard at community forums is... more »
  • Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis Play Video

    August 12, 2014 1:59 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police in riot gear fired tear gas to try to disperse a crowd in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by a police officer over the weekend. Between two nights of unrest, a community forum hosted by the local NAACP... more »
  • More than 30 arrests in violence following vigil for shooting victim Play Video

    August 11, 2014 10:15 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police say the FBI is taking over the investigation of a suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson tells The Associated Press that he was informed Monday that the FBI was going to take over the investigation... more »
  • New Orleans officer arrested, suspended for DWI

    August 5, 2014 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been placed on emergency suspension without pay after a weekend arrest for driving while intoxicated. The department, in a news release Tuesday, said 26-year-old Officer David Aranda was placed on emergency suspension pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. Authorities say... more »
  • Police: minivan getaway car in holdup is "unusual" Play Video

    July 30, 2014 7:24 PM

    WALKER- Police are looking for a man who held up a fast food restaurant through the drive-thru window recently. The heist at the Jack in the Box was captured from two angles: inside where workers are seen scurrying as the crime unfolds and from outside as the man drives to... more »
  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:21 AM

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. A delegation of Australian and Dutch police and forensic experts stopped Monday in Shakhtarsk,... more »
  • 911 dispatchers honored for saving trapped woman

    July 24, 2014 10:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Dispatchers at the West Baton Rouge Parish 911 office were honored by the parish council Thursday night for their efforts that saved a woman's life recently. At the end of June, a 51-year-old woman, living alone, fell down and could not get up. She managed to crawl... more »
  • Councilman: police department budget essentially $0

    July 22, 2014 8:33 PM

    SORRENTO- The town council voted to defund the embattled police department and give voters the chance to shut the department down for good this fall. Tuesday, four council members voted for the moves and were met with resistance from one. Beginning August 1st, there will be no money for... more »
  • Sorrento council to vote on police department Play Video

    July 22, 2014 5:55 PM

    SORRENTO - The town council will vote on a motion to let Sorrento residents decide the fate of their police department and chief of police position. After legislation was passed at the Capitol earlier this year to allow the town to abolish the position and the department, the council... more »
  • Central considering police department expansion Play Video

    July 18, 2014 3:20 PM

    CENTRAL - Central city leaders will consider adding around $57,000 to the city's police department budget Tuesday. The ordinance would give the department enough money to hire an assistant police chief and fund the move to a larger suite in the same building. These are more potential changes for... more »
  • National report highlights speed trap on I-10

    July 16, 2014 10:45 PM

    HENDERSON - This quiet town, nestled on the edge of the Atchafalaya Basin in the heart of Cajun Country, can be scare for drivers as they leave the raised, westbound lanes of the I-10 Basin Bridge and approach the town's exit. Typically, police are waiting for drivers traveling above... more »
  • New Orleans police recruitment effort continues Play Video

    July 16, 2014 3:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The continuing effort to recruit new police officers in New Orleans will include churches and faith-based organizations. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Chief Ronal Serpas discussed the second phase of the city's "Get Behind The Badge" recruiting campaign during a Tuesday afternoon news conference. In addition to... more »
  • Council wants to close revolving door at police dept. Play Video

    July 9, 2014 9:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council proposed an ordinance Wednesday night to crack down on police department patrol officers who quit the force shortly after being hired. "The revolving door kind of employment thing we've been having with the police department is a concern," said Councilman Hugh... more »
  • Hundreds of Memphis police officers call in sick Play Video

    July 9, 2014 5:13 AM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis police say hundreds of officers have called in sick in the past week in what appears to be a deliberate action to protest planned health care cuts. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said 554 officers called in sick on Tuesday alone. Memphis Police Director Toney... more »
  • Gonzales PD look to ID accused credit card thief

    July 8, 2014 2:50 PM

    GONZALES - Police asked for the public's help identifying a man who used a stolen credit card on July 4 at a convenience store in Gonzales. The victim said they were not sure where the card was stolen from, but said their account history shows a total of five... more »
  • Man accused of stealing prescription pad

    July 4, 2014 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police arrested a man who they said illegally obtained prescription drugs. David Bell is accused of using doctors' DEA numbers without their permission, and calling in prescriptions for patients. Police say Bell called in one prescription for hydrocodone in November, then picked up... more »
  • Woman trapped on kitchen floor for a week Play Video

    July 2, 2014 6:47 PM

    BRUSLY - A long-distance phone call led authorities to find a Brusly woman who had been trapped on her kitchen floor for seven days. Police said Winniford Braxton, 51, fell in her bathroom Friday, and couldn't get up. She's recovering now in a local hospital, and authorities said they're... more »
  • Person of interest sought in Bourbon St. shooting

    June 30, 2014 5:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Police have developed a person of interest in the weekend gunfight on Bourbon Street that left 10 injured. Police asked the public for help in identifying the person, whose image is seen on surveillance video released by police Monday. Ten people were hit when shots... more »
  • LSU Police looking to ID stolen credit card user

    June 30, 2014 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police are looking for help identifying a man wanted in connection with a June 18 theft that happened on campus. LSUPD said a credit card stolen with some other items was used at several off-campus locations in the Baton Rouge area. Surveillance cameras caught... more »
  • Justices limit cellphone searches after arrests

    June 25, 2014 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - A unanimous Supreme Court says police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. The justices say cellphones are powerful devices unlike anything else police may find on someone they arrest. Chief Justice John Roberts says that because the phones contain... more »
  • New Central police chief wants just $99/month

    June 24, 2014 9:56 PM

    CENTRAL - The next top cop in Central asked the city council to cut his pay since collecting a full time salary risks his retirement. Tuesday night, the council granted Chief-elect James Salsbury's odd request with no opposition. Salsbury retired from the Baton Rouge Police Department in 2005... more »
  • Curfew in effect after deputy was found dead

    June 23, 2014 9:32 PM

    ABBEVILLE - People in this small community were ordered not to leave their homes overnight Monday as authorities searched for two people who may have shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy hours earlier. The deputy was found dead after calling in a report about two suspicious people south... more »
  • Former Sorrento mayor back on the payroll Play Video

    June 18, 2014 6:32 PM

    SORRENTO - A former mayor who cost Sorrento half-a-million dollars in a car crash settlement is back on the town's payroll. Brenda Melancon was arrested, but never indicted, after a deadly wreck with a motorcycle in 2007. Now she's the clerk for Sorrento Police after the former clerk resigned.... more »
  • Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies Play Video

    June 12, 2014 5:53 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Police say one priest was shot and killed and another was wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in downtown Phoenix. Sgt. Steve Martos says police received a call about a burglary at the Mother of Mercy Mission near the state Capitol shortly after 9 p.m.... more »
  • Officer in wheelchair terminated, not certified to fire weapon Play Video

    June 9, 2014 10:36 PM

    BRUSLY - A school resource officer, who should have been certified to fire his department-issued weapon, was terminated by Interim Brusly Police Chief Richie Johnson because he was not able to officially carry a gun. Gill Banta was hired in December 2008 at the direction of then-Chief Jamie Whaley.... more »
  • BRPD motorcycles clean up at skills competition

    June 6, 2014 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Motorcycle Division competed in the inaugural Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute-Out and won the first place team award. Police said the competition held in Buda, Texas featured 64 riders from 22 agencies in speed course, slow ride, challenge ride, and "the... more »
  • Former police lieutenant accused of double dipping

    May 30, 2014 6:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge police lieutenant who retired a few days ago has been arrested and accused of clocking in with the department at the same time he was working off-duty security assignments. 52-year-old Dewayne E. Lee Sr. was booked Thursday on counts of public payroll fraud and... more »
  • Police commissioner calls President Obama n-word

    May 16, 2014 6:05 AM

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. - A police commissioner in New Hampshire is under fire after he referred to President Obama as the "n-word'. A town resident claims Robert Copeland uttered the phrase aloud while dining at a restaurant late last year. It has many people calling for his resignation. Copeland... more »
  • Sheriff's Office to hold memorial in Gonzales

    May 12, 2014 11:14 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office announced they are holding a memorial ceremony to honor fallen officers on Friday. The annual ceremony takes place during National Police Week and offers a chance to show gratitude to officers killed in the line of duty during the past year, according... more »
  • Police: Fake money is 'steady' problem in Baton Rouge Play Video

    May 9, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement officers say hundreds of thousands of dollars of fake money moves through Baton Rouge every year. Recently, a woman purchased $350 worth of merchandise at a North Baton Rouge AutoZone using fake bills. "The night manager, when they were closing the store, went... more »
  • After brawl goes viral, police open investigation

    May 9, 2014 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police opened an investigation into a street brawl that was caught on video and posted on the Internet this week. "A lot of people got sprayed with mace," said one woman. "They had kids everywhere. It was big." The fight happened Wednesday on E. Brookstown and... more »
  • Video: police likely to investigate teenage brawl Play Video

    May 8, 2014 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An after school brawl involving dozens of kids has caught the attention of Baton Rouge Police. Kids of all ages were involved in the fight, captured on camera and posted online. The fight happened at the E. Brookstown and Hendricks, near BREC's Howell Park. The... more »
  • Police: Fireman taking pictures of women at park

    May 5, 2014 10:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested veteran firefighter, Peter Dibenedetto, after people reported him for taking pictures of women at a popular park. Police were called to Milford Wampold Memorial Park, off Stanford Avenue, at 9 Monday morning.  Someone complained he was walking around taking pictures of females. Police say... more »
  • Police warn about predators targeting vehicles

    April 30, 2014 10:43 PM

    WALKER- Police are warning people about leaving their vehicle doors unlocked or not hiding valuables when they leave vehicles in parking lots, especially at night. "We have had several vehicle burglaries during the last couple of weeks, mainly late at night and in commercial parking lots in the Walker... more »
  • Police: suspect's hideout was family's house Play Video

    April 30, 2014 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police surrounded a house near the intersection of Kenny Court and Lambert Drive, looking for a person who refused to pull over for them during a traffic stop a few blocks away Wednesday evening. Police tried to stop Nathaniel Jelks III at the intersection... more »
  • Police and fire department budgets cut to fund study Play Video

    April 29, 2014 10:14 PM

    GONZALES - A city is divided over budget cuts that left the fire and police departments high and dry. Several 2014-2015 fiscal year budget amendments passed at the Gonzales City Council Monday night. Councilmen Gary Lacombe, Timothy Vessel and Terance Irvin moved money away from city projects and... more »
  • Outlaw got away with money in Justice Ave robbery

    April 28, 2014 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are investigating an early evening bank robbery. The Regions Bank on Sherwood Forest at Justice Avenue was targeted by a man with a gun around 5:30 Monday. Detectives said the man demanded money, got it, and fled. The man, described by tellers as being tall,... more »
  • DOJ to study racial bias in law enforcement

    April 28, 2014 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will collect data on police stops, searches, and arrests to study racial bias in law enforcement. Attorney General Eric Holder says the information will be collected in five pilot cities over the next two years. It is part of a new initiative called the... more »
  • Arrests made in LSU video voyeurism case

    April 28, 2014 11:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police said Monday they are working on extraditing a man arrested in Texas on suspicion of video voyeurism on the LSU campus. Police in Waco arrested Mystyr Stewart, 27, on Friday. He was a registered sex offender out of Texas and was also on probation... 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 »
  • Police exchange gunfire with group, officer injured

    April 16, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A narcotics search warrant ended with an exchange of gunfire where a Baton Rouge Police officer was injured. The incident happened on 36th at Cain Street, near the intersection of North Acadian and Gus Young. Police said they only could release preliminary information and more is... more »
  • Three shot off Staring Lane

    April 15, 2014 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police responded to reports of multiple people shot off Staring Lane Tuesday night. A large police presence formed in the area where there were reports of shots fired, on Avis Avenue. Along that same stretch of street, more shots fired on Leonard Drive. Police said one... more »
  • Amish undercover

    April 15, 2014 7:37 PM

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA- A police officer revealed he went undercover, dressed as an Amish woman, in hopes to busting a man exposing himself to children. Chad Adams says the Amish agreed to lend him bonnets, aprons and dresses to scare away the man since they didn't want their children to... more »
  • Brusly mayor, council in disbelief over chief resignation Play Video

    April 14, 2014 9:55 PM

    BRUSLY - The mayor and city council went behind closed doors Monday night at the request of Asst. District Attorney Tony Clayton, to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct. The executive session lasted for about 45 min. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley announced plans to resign from... more »
  • Coroner: man drowned while running from police

    April 14, 2014 2:36 PM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish coroner said a man who died while running from police last week was not shocked by a stun gun, despite what the man's family told WBRZ News 2 after the incident. Jerrick Lane, 25, dove into a canal and never resurfaced a week ago. Police... more »
  • Heroin operation leads to 35 arrests

    April 14, 2014 11:37 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities arrested 35 people in a recent multi-agency heroin investigation, according to Slidell Police. The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force made the arrests since February in an effort to combat heroin use in and around Slidell. Authorities said charges for the suspects range from simple possession... more »
  • Plaquemine discusses indicted chief Play Video

    April 11, 2014 6:43 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - People in Plaquemine are not happy to have a man indicted on criminal charges patrolling their streets, and town officials said they're discussing his employment. Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley was indicted Thursday by a West Baton Rouge Grand Jury on one count of felony theft and... more »
  • Police: Stun gun not used on man who drowned Play Video

    April 9, 2014 5:57 PM

    GONZALES - Police are standing firm that no stun gun was fired when they chased Jerrick Lane, 25, during a domestic disturbance call on Abe Avenue Tuesday night. Gonzales Police were responding to a call that Jerrick Lane had a gun and was harassing a woman. When the officer... more »
  • In wake of triple murder, everyone talks about the future Play Video

    April 8, 2014 10:33 PM

    BAKER - Hazel Mitchell, President of the Baker Civic Club, says since three kids were murdered and a fourth was hospitalized after an incident at her club, the venue is hurting. "Not financially, our hearts are broken, because of what happened in our city, in our facility that we... more »
  • UPDATE: Identity released of man killed, dumped in canal

    April 8, 2014 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating a murder after the body of a 38-year-old man was found shot to death early Tuesday morning. The body of Alexander Scott was found by neighborhood residents around 7:30am in a canal behind houses in the 4300 block of Jefferson Ave.... more »
  • Boxes of coffee, not bombs force scare at LSU

    April 7, 2014 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Containers of coffee were exploded by the bomb squad after they were deemed suspicious and shutdown a section of the LSU campus Monday. The boxes were found outside Thomas Boyd Hall near the Memorial Tower just before 4 p.m. Not long after, the building was evacuated and... more »
  • Pot not up to snuff

    April 7, 2014 7:26 PM

    LUFKIN, TEXAS- A woman who called police in East Texas to complain about the quality of marijuana she bought from a dealer was busted for possession. When an officer went to Evelyn Hamilton's house after she called to complain, she pulled out a small amount of marijuana from her... more »
  • Suspicious packages force evacuation at LSU

    April 7, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A building on the LSU campus was evacuated Monday and the Baton Rouge Police bomb squad unit was called to assist campus police investigate a series of suspicious packages. The boxes are similar to a shoeshine kit and were found outside Thomas Boyd Hall near the Memorial... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted murder

    April 4, 2014 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a man on attempted murder charges, accused of stabbing and beating his wife. Police say Trolando Richardson confronted the victim at her apartment complex, pushed her down the stairs and punched her in the face. The victim told police that... more »
  • Community remembers triple murder victims Play Video

    April 3, 2014 10:31 PM

    BAKER - A group met near the scene of a triple murder Thursday night for a vigil in support and remembrance of three teens who were shot dead. Parents and community leaders are trying to put a stop to the violence, nearly a week after the shooting at a... more »
  • Hacked Albuquerque police website back online Play Video

    March 31, 2014 6:42 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Albuquerque police website is back online after authorities say a cyberattack took it down for hours. The department couldn't immediately be reached for comment Sunday evening, but said earlier that the site was breached. It was visible late Sunday afternoon after going down in the early... more »
  • Speeding drivers making quiet neighborhood dangerous Play Video

    March 27, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who live in the Capital Heights neighborhood are concerned about drivers who speed down their street. Capital Heights Avenue is a single lane, one-way road with multi-purpose lanes on either side. Residents usually walk or ride a bike along the road at all times of... more »
  • DPW: skateboarders are vandalizing downtown

    March 25, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city says they're having a problem with skateboarders vandalizing property downtown. The Downtown Development District and the Department of Public Works says they plan to enforce an existing ordinance that prohibits skateboarding, bicycling, and roller skating on park structures. "When it comes to tricks... more »
  • Amite Police find $230,000 in counterfeit cash Play Video

    March 24, 2014 5:31 PM

    AMITE CITY - A Tangipahoa Parish man is the target of a Secret Service investigation into counterfeit cash after Amite City Police found nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Amite City Police Department Chief Jerry Trabona says finding the $230,000 in counterfeit money caught homicide detectives off guard.... more »
  • Man arrested for running over 4-year-old

    March 24, 2014 11:34 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - State police arrested a man they said was speeding when he ran over a 4-year-old riding his bike in Napoleonville Sunday. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says a patrol vehicle tried to catch up with a speeding Chevy Tahoe on Highway 1. The Tahoe continued speeding into... more »
  • SWAT used to arrest man accused of two attempted murders

    March 21, 2014 10:53 PM

    JACKSON- A man faces charges following a standoff with authorities that happened after he shot two people, the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's office said. Clyde Bennett Mills, 35, of 959 Tom Mills Lane was booked on two counts of attempted second degree murder with no bond Friday. Investigators... more »
  • 911 call released in murder of 62-year-old man Play Video

    March 20, 2014 11:19 PM

    AMITE- Police charged a 63-year-old woman with manslaughter after her brother was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon. Daryllynn Hill was booked hours after the crime in the 100 block of South Second Street. Chief Jerry Trabone said Hill stopped cooperating with their investigation and they are not sure why... more »
  • Student talks about incident that got teacher arrested Play Video

    March 13, 2014 8:12 PM

    BAKER - A mom is concerned about where her son will attend school after a teacher was arrested for "yanking" him by his clothes. "I don't even want him to go back to school," said mom Charity Schofield. "I don't want him back there because I feel like what... more »
  • Baton Rouge house searched; drugs, a gun, and $5k found

    March 9, 2014 3:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker police say they found heroin and more than $5,000 during a search of a Baton Rouge house Friday. Police say they arrested 22-year-old Robert Cole after searching his house on the 5000 block of Truman Street in Baton Rouge. Detectives say they found Cole... more »
  • Sharper associate, rape suspect turns himself in

    February 28, 2014 11:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man accused in two rapes in a case involving former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper turned himself into police Friday morning. 26 year old Erik Nunez was booked on two counts of aggravated rape. Both he and Sharper are accused in incidents that took... more »
  • Website: Baton Rouge among country's "most dangerous"

    February 24, 2014 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Despite a reported drop in crime, a reality website ranks the city as one of the most dangerous in the United States. The site compiled 100 where there are 25,000 or more people and based the results on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent... more »
  • Neighbors fight back after spike in burglaries Play Video

    February 23, 2014 8:33 PM

    ZACHARY - Residents are banding together to keep their community safe after a spike in burglaries. The number of burglaries nearly doubled in the last year, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. He says population growth may be driving the rise in crime. Now, he is calling... more »
  • BRPD: Shot spotters and crime cameras effective Play Video

    February 21, 2014 4:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A shot spotter gunfire indicator helped East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies respond to a shooting Thursday evening. The shot spotter sends an alert to police when it detects the sound of a gunshot nearby. East Baton Rouge Parish pays $30,000 a year to keep crime cameras... more »
  • Sorrento voters could decide police dept.'s fate

    February 20, 2014 10:08 AM

    SORRENTO - Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert is taking steps to bring to voters this fall the issue of abolishing the town's Police Department and police chief post. Lambert tells The Advocate he contacted state Sen. Jody Amedee, of Gonzales, about the legislative process involved shortly after the abrupt departure of... more »

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