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 »
December 8, 2014 2:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans has refused to block a news outlet from reporting on a police document about a rape case. State District Judge Kern Reese on Monday refused the city's request for an injunction against Nola.comThe Times-Picayune. The case involved a Texas woman who said... more »
December 7, 2014 6:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - Cries for justice on the steps of the Capitol were loud and clear.
Dozens of people rallied together in a united cause to bring about change and awareness.
The group that organized the rally is Baton Rouge Organizing.
The "I Can't Breathe" event was... more »
December 6, 2014 10:27 AM
NEW YORK - At least 400 people are killed by police in the United States every year, but even when those deaths prompt public outrage, grand juries almost always decide that the officer hasn't committed a crime. But there are exceptions. Successful prosecutions generally involve officers who have lied about... more »
December 5, 2014 5:45 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana NCAAP says unjust deaths involving police are happening in Louisiana too, so they're demanding state lawmakers to create a special office to investigate potential situations.
The NAACP held a press conference and rally Friday in front of district court to show solidarity with people... more »
December 3, 2014 10:24 PM
GONZALES - Drivers are cautions after two wrecks where other people on the highway have ignored construction zone warnings in Ascension Parish.
Overnight Tuesday, a driver smashed head-on into a dump truck . The driver of the car that hit the truck was killed. Another driver is on the... more »
December 3, 2014 4:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department will patrol the Mall of Louisiana this holiday season after parts of the mall were annexed into the city limits.
Thousands of shoppers go from store to store with bags in hand each day. For the first time, city police and... more »
December 2, 2014 2:50 PM
ST. LOUIS - Police are investigating Michael Brown's stepfather for angry comments made to a Ferguson crowd after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson. St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman said Tuesday that police want to talk to Louis Head... more »
December 1, 2014 8:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Detectives with the police department's special unit set up to handle violent crimes are investigating an attempted suicide at a police precinct Monday night.
Authorities said a 52-year-old man entered the Third District office on Coursey Boulevard shortly before 6:30. He had a gun and threatened to... more »
November 24, 2014 2:42 AM
CLEVELAND - Police say an orange safety indicator had been removed on a replica gun a 12-year-old boy Cleveland boy pulled from his waistband before being shot and killed by police. Officers had gone to a playground Saturday after getting a 911 call that someone was waving a "probably fake"... more »
November 24, 2014 2:07 AM
FERGUSON, MO - The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday has passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in connection with the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The grand jury met Friday to consider possible charges against Darren Wilson. It's expected to meet... more »
November 22, 2014 11:51 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police detectives and prosecutors around the U.S. say that despite being banned in all 50 states, the ancient blood sport of dogfighting is thriving in the underground, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake on big matches. The spotlight of NFL star Michael Vick's 2007 case... more »
November 22, 2014 10:40 AM
HAMMOND - State police say a man tried to run after a crash that killed the passenger in his vehicle.
Officials say Steve Savoie, 28, drove his 1997 Dodge pickup off the left side of La. Hwy 443 near US Hwy 190 in Hammond just before 8 p.m. Friday.... more »
November 21, 2014 4:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate. The department is reeling from a city inspector general's report that found five detectives mishandled more than 1,000 sex crimes... more »
November 20, 2014 6:44 PM
SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police continued their investigation Friday into death of a man who pulled a gun on two Centenary College of Louisiana public safety officers. Cpl. Marcus Hines says the unidentified man struggled Thursday evening with the two officers while being escorted off the campus. He says the man... more »
November 18, 2014 9:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- A cooperative effort among authorities in East Baton Rouge Parish netted nearly a dozen arrests, a large amount of synthetic drugs, prescriptions and marijuana along with cash.
The Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, DEA, Baker Police Department and Delta Drug... more »
November 18, 2014 10:41 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Police are looking for a man accused of stealing 30 air fresheners from a Family Dollar store.
Police in New Orleans say surveillance camera footage shows the man putting the items into a bag he was carrying, then walking out without paying shortly after 4 p.m.... more »
November 17, 2014 10:47 PM
DENHAM SPRINGS - A sergeant has resigned after the News 2 Investigative Unit uncovered reports he was high on illegal prescription drugs while on the job.
Sergeant Russell Munsell is no longer with the Denham Springs Police Department, according to Chief Scott Jones.
The Denham Springs Civil Service... more »
November 17, 2014 5:41 PM
BATON ROUGE- A new class of officers graduated on Monday while the Baton Rouge police department battle a potential personnel shortage.
The Baton Rouge Police department 80th Basic Training Academy held a commencement ceremony for 34 new police trainees at the Independence Park Theatre.
"I like to stand... more »
November 14, 2014 11:15 PM
BATON ROUGE- New police officers will hit the street next week after they graduate from the eightieth training academy Monday.
Police said 34 cadets will graduate from the academy. A ceremony will be held at the Independence Park Theater.
Officers will begin working as early as Tuesday.
... more »
November 13, 2014 3:14 PM
CROWLEY, La. - A Louisiana attorney general's office opinion says Police Chief K.P. Gibson can prohibit audio or video recording at the Crowley police station. KATC-TV reports Gibson asked for a ruling after a resident complained about the policy, which bans audio or video recording in the station's lobby and... more »
November 12, 2014 12:55 PM
NEW ORLEANS - In a new blow to New Orleans' troubled Police Department, a city inspector general's report claims five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of hundreds of cases of sex crimes and child abuse. The allegations were contained in a report released Wednesday. Police officials say the detectives... more »
November 7, 2014 2:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - A local citizen saw a picture of what appears to be a cop sleeping on the job. He sent the photo to City Hall hoping for resolution. Now, the police are investigating his mobile records and personal information.
Is this a case of harassment and an... more »
November 7, 2014 2:16 PM
GONZALES - Police charged a Prairieville man with obscenity after they said he was caught performing lewd acts in a Gonzales parking lot.
Gonzales PD arrested Derick Moran, 24, on Oct. 30 after receiving complaints he was performing sexual acts in his car while a witness was trying to... more »
November 6, 2014 10:16 PM
SORRENTO - The new police chief attended Thursday's town council meeting, set on getting her salary even though voters shutdown her department two days earlier.
Fern Barnett won the election for Sorrento's chief of police by default when other candidates resigned ahead of the election. The department has no... more »
November 5, 2014 6:26 PM
SORRENTO - The people of Sorrento voted to abolish their police department, but current police chief Fern Barnett says she hasn't made a decision to resign or not yet.
She released this statement Wednesday: "I gave the residents a chance to make a choice. They made their choice, now... more »
November 5, 2014 3:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been suspended and is facing a federal theft charge. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans said Wednesday that 39-year-old Tracie Medus was charged this week with theft of government funds. A bill of information charges that Medus obtained $158,700 from... more »
November 3, 2014 9:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - State Police have been working extra patrols in the French Quarter for the past four months, but many worked their final shift there over the weekend.
The troopers were called in following that horrific shooting on Bourbon St. during the summer. Many French Quarter businesses hung... more »
October 30, 2014 5:55 AM
NATCHITOCHES - Natchitoches police are investigating a fatal shooting involving two Natchitoches Parish sheriff's deputies. Police say 26-year-old Robert Vercher was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon when he exchanged gun fire with deputies, who were trying to serve a protective order. Vercher was taken to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where... more »
October 27, 2014 10:48 PM
GONZALES- A long-standing fight over funding for new crime-fighting tools continues here.
Monday night, the traditional three-member voting bloc disagreed with providing money for crime cameras and motorcycles for the police department. However, the group suggested providing money to pay for new police cars. Still, it was not enough... more »
October 24, 2014 1:04 PM
HAMMOND - A couple that police say tried to sell a child at a southeast Louisiana gas station appear headed for Texas. Master Trooper Brooks David, a Louisiana State Police spokesman, says the blue Dodge minivan with Florida license plates was spotted in Lake Charles Friday afternoon but headed west... more »
October 22, 2014 9:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - A woman who claims she was at the end of a witch hunt orchestrated by the mayor and police department will be paid $35,000 in a settlement deal reached with the city-parish.
Wednesday, the Metro Council agreed to the deal after Kim McCants sued.
McCants... more »