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  • Woman found hiding in toilet

    October 6, 2015 8:53 PM

    EUGENE, OREGON- A woman trying to elude police was found hiding in a toilet. Treasure Dawn Shockey was wanted on identity theft charges and when police tried to talk to her, she ran to a construction site. A construction worker was the person who found her when he lifted... more »
  • Man arrested after standoff with police and his kids

    October 2, 2015 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fight between a man and his girlfriend ended with his arrest Friday, police said. Baton Rouge Police were called to an apartment complex on Lake Calais Court after a woman said her boyfriend retreated inside their apartment after a fight and locked himself inside with... more »
  • BRPD arrest suspect in N. 23rd street shooting

    October 2, 2015 8:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police say they've arrested the man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge. Michael Collins, 39, was booked early Friday morning for second degree murder, illegal use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon, according the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's... more »
  • Eight kids hurt after hit-and-run with school bus check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2015 10:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Eight kids were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a hit-and-run driver crashed into a school bus Thursday morning, according to police. The Baton Rouge Police Department said a 1999 Mazda Millenia ran a stop sign and collided with the bus on Gayosa Street near... more »
  • Man fined for pointing laser pointer at police helicopter

    October 1, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A 27-year-old man who repeatedly pointed a green laser at a police helicopter as it patrolled the city last year has been fined, put on probation and ordered to pay restitution to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Federal prosecutors in March charged Robert C. Adamek, of Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Denham Springs looking to hire police officers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 30, 2015 5:58 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Denham Springs Police Department wants to hire more reserve police officers to patrol the streets of the city. Right now, the police department has five reserve officers. Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry wants to eventually have reserves riding in two-man units, especially on weekends. That way... more »
  • New Orleans police: Driver towed SUV with 3 children inside

    September 29, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police are investigating an incident in which a tow truck driver towed an SUV with three children inside. New Orleans Police Officer Garry Flot tells local media that a woman parked her SUV at an apartment complex in the city's Algiers neighborhood and stepped away for about two... more »
  • FBI to collect better data on police shootings, use of force

    September 28, 2015 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - FBI Director James Comey says the agency will collect and make public more information about police shootings of civilians. Comey on Monday said the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Reporting program, which releases information on crimes nationwide, will begin collecting data about non-fatal shootings involving local law officers. He... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police mourn loss of fellow officer

    September 24, 2015 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own. Officer Russ Hernandez passed away Wednesday due to unknown medical conditions. Hernandez joined the BRPD in 2013. BRPD says during his time on the force, Hernandez received multiple letters of commendations and was an... more »
  • Webb Park residents say bike lanes should go check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 23, 2015 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a petition going around the Webb Park area in an effort to do away with bike lanes in the neighborhood. People who live in the community met Wednesday night to discuss what to do after a number of people received parking tickets for parking in... more »
  • Chief refuses to answer questions about hiring convicted officer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 21, 2015 11:15 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - The chief of police here refused to answer questions related to the hiring of a police officer with a criminal record. When asked about the hiring of Jasmione Clark, Chief Mario Brown left a town council meeting Monday night. Brown has refused to answer questions posed... more »
  • Biden: change in attitudes will improve police relations

    September 21, 2015 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says relations between police and the community will improve when both sides truly see and value each other. Biden said community policing, along with a change in attitudes, can address crime and social problems. He spoke Monday at a White House event honoring "Champions... more »
  • Man sought for card fraud at game store

    September 21, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a photo of a man who almost went on a spending spree recently with a fake card at a video game store in Baton Rouge. Police said on Aug. 25 the man tried to buy about $436 worth of merchandise from the GameStop on... more »
  • Police reviewing response to Muslim boy with clock at school

    September 18, 2015 6:01 PM

    DALLAS - Police in suburban Dallas are reviewing how officers responded to a 14-year-old Muslim boy who brought a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a possible bomb. Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd said Friday that officers were justified Monday in questioning and handcuffing Ahmed Mohamed at MacArthur... more »
  • Baltimore County Police implementing body camera program

    September 18, 2015 10:25 AM

    TOWSON- Baltimore County Police are beginning a program to equip 1,400 officers with body cameras. Chief Jim Johnson said at a news conference Thursday that the first 150 cameras will be deployed in July 2016. He said the times call for police agencies to enhance accountability and strengthen relationships with... more »
  • BRPD arrest two after standoff

    September 16, 2015 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested two men in Baton Rouge after a series of events Wednesday afternoon, including a standoff with the police Special Response Team. Cpl. Don Coppola said Bencrell Williams was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, while Albert Curry was charged with resisting arrest and... more »
  • BRPD to host Night Out Against Crime Thursday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 16, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Police Department will host its annual Night Out Against Crime on Thursday night. The event aims to bring together community members and law enforcement officers to present a unified front against crime in the capital city. Law enforcement officials will be at the event talking... more »
  • Village may shake up police department structure check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 15, 2015 6:36 PM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT - The Village of French Settlement in Livingston Parish may ask voters to decide whether to continue electing a chief of police or to let the mayor and aldermen appoint one instead. French Settlement Mayor Toni Guitrau feels the time is right to put the issue on the... more »
  • BRPD investigating deadly shooting on N. 23rd Street

    September 15, 2015 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened monday night. Levi Alexander, 28, was found in the 1700 block of North 23rd Street just before 11 p.m. Monday night. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police don't have any... more »
  • Prayer rally brings comfort to slain officer's family check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 14, 2015 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The mother of a fallen Shreveport police officer said she found comfort in Monday's prayer rally for law enforcement officers held on the state Capitol steps in. Jackie LaValley is the mother of Officer Thomas LaValley, who was shot to death in early August when responding... more »
  • Suspect in Kentucky trooper's shooting is shot and killed

    September 14, 2015 10:03 AM

    EDDYVILLE, KY- Police say the man accused of fatally shooting a Kentucky trooper has been shot and killed after an hours-long manhunt. Trooper Jay Thomas, a state police spokesman, says 25-year-old Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks of Missouri was shot by police Monday morning when he refused to drop his weapon.... more »
  • Gonzales PD looking for missing man

    September 13, 2015 4:23 PM

    GONZALES, La. - The Gonzales Police Department is asking for the community's assistance in searching for a missing man. Terrance Duplish, 47, was last heard from at 11:30 pm on Friday, after he had received dialysis treatment. Duplush's 2004 Toyota Camry was recovered Saturday night around 9:00 pm.... more »
  • South Carolina officer fired after body camera footage backs up complaints

    September 11, 2015 3:45 PM

    COLUMBIA- A South Carolina lawman has been fired after body camera footage backed up fellow officers' complaints about excessive force. Simpsonville Police Chief Keith Grounsell told local media outlets Thursday that Officer Brian Kurta was fired from the department late last month. Grounsell says an internal investigation was conducted after... more »
  • 21-year-old charged with murder of Baton Rouge teen

    September 10, 2015 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police charged a 21-year-old Wednesday in connection to a January shooting death of a Baton Rouge teen. Baton Rouge Police arrested Rodrick White, 21, Wednesday on Myrtle Street after officers said they received a tip. White was wanted for the murder of Naquian Robinson, 19, that... more »
  • Sisters tie blue ribbons to mailboxes, honor law enforcement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 10, 2015 4:07 PM

    WALKER - Two sisters have joined an effort to help make a difference in their communities by posting blue ribbons on their mailboxes. Brittany Daigle of Central and Kimberly Dicapo of Walker have been going door to door in their neighborhoods to show support for members of law enforcement. ... more »
  • Local police chief prepares to testify against federal truck legislation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 9, 2015 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Proposed federal legislation would allow 18 wheelers to be even bigger. Average trucks are about 70 to 80 feet long. If the legislation were to be approved, the trucks could be as long as 90 feet, equivalent to two school buses. Chief Scott Jones of... more »
  • 1 dead, 2 wounded in New Orleans French Quarter shooting

    September 9, 2015 7:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans police say one man is dead and two others wounded in a French Quarter shooting. Police say that when they arrived at the scene early Wednesday morning, a 35-year-old man was found dead in the 600 block of Iberville St. They say the two men wounded... more »
  • Cincinnati campus cop's murder trial delayed; no new date

    September 8, 2015 12:50 PM

    CINCINNATI - The murder trial of a University of Cincinnati policeman who fatally shot a driver he stopped over a missing front license plate has been delayed. Ray Tensing's trial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the July 19 shooting of Samuel DuBose had been scheduled for Nov. 16.... more »
  • Area police department adds "In God We Trust" to cruisers

    September 7, 2015 10:44 PM

    CENTRAL - The police chief said a recent increase in violence toward law enforcement officers prompted his department to add "In God We Trust" to police cars. The graphic was installed to the back of cruisers Monday. Written in silver, the text matches letters of the department on the... more »
  • Texas police cars labeled with 'In God We Trust' decals

    September 6, 2015 11:58 AM

    DALLAS - A police department in a rural Texas Bible Belt community has placed large "In God We Trust" decals on its patrol vehicles in response to recent violence against law enforcement officers. But a national watchdog group is contesting the decals as an unlawful endorsement of religion. The decision... more »
  • 'Significant' evidence found in Illinois police murder

    September 5, 2015 12:19 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Authorities investigating the slaying of a northern Illinois police officer say they've recovered a new piece of "significant" evidence from the crime scene. Lake County Sheriff's Office detective Christopher Covelli says evidence technicians returning to the scene of Tuesday's shooting in the village of Fox Lake... more »
  • Officers thank waitress for paying their ticket check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2015 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three police officers who were gifted a free lunch got to publicly thank the waitress who paid their bill Friday. Cpls. Brandon Blust, Fredrick Thorton and Dustin Conde reunited with Crystal Gordon on WBRZ News 2 at 4 p.m. Gordon paid the three Baton Rouge... more »
  • Louisiana Police pay tribute to slain Houston deputy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2015 1:18 PM

    SLIDELL – Multiple Louisiana law enforcement agencies paid tribute to a fallen Texas sheriff’s deputy by lining a street in Slidell Friday. Police from around the nation were among thousands of people gathered at a Houston church for the funeral of slain Harris County Sherriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. ... more »
  • BR waitress covers officers' meals

    September 3, 2015 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three police officers got a free lunch thanks to a gracious waitress Thursday. The department shared the officer's bill on Facebook where the waitress wrote, "Thank y'all for what y'all do for us everyday. Have a safe and blessed day. I figured the least I could... more »
  • Neighbors react to man getting shot in front of doorstep check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is ongoing after a man was shot on South Sherwood Forest near Major Oak Thursday morning. Authorities said a 33-year-old driver knocked down a light pole and swiped another vehicle before he finally stopped, facing oncoming traffic. That's when an off-duty security guard approached the... more »
  • Fallen police officers of 2014 honored check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 3, 2015 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three fallen police officers were remembered Thursday at a medal of honor ceremony held by the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement. It included Officer James Foster Jr. of the Denham Springs Police Department who died days after Christmas when a car pulled in front of his motorcycle... more »
  • Officer giving Nazi salute at KKK rally fired in Lake Arthur

    September 3, 2015 4:34 PM

    LAKE ARTHUR - City council members voted Wednesday night to terminate a Lake Arthur Police officer after a picture surfaced of the man giving a Nazi salute during a Ku Klux Klan gathering. Detective Raymond Mott didn't deny he was the person in the picture, which was taken last... more »
  • Arby's apologizes after worker refuses to serve officer

    September 2, 2015 5:15 PM

    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - The Arby's restaurant chain is apologizing after an employee at a South Florida location refused to serve a police officer. Pembroke Pines Police Chief Dan Giustino says the Atlanta-based company's chief executive officer and senior vice president of operations contacted him Wednesday afternoon, just hours after... more »
  • Judge refuses to drop charges, remove prosecutor in Baltimore police case

    September 2, 2015 12:56 PM

    BALTIMORE - Judge Barry Williams rejected a defense motion asking for the Office of the State's Attorney to be removed from the Freddie Gray case. The decision came at a pretrial hearing Wednesday, shortly after Williams had denied a defense motion seeking to have the charges dropped. Williams said... more »
  • Officer fatally shot, prompting manhunt in northern Illinois

    September 1, 2015 1:23 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. He tells... more »
  • Investigators: Georgia officer likely shot by other officers

    September 1, 2015 10:57 AM

    ATLANTA- Investigators say police officers who arrived at the wrong metro Atlanta home for a report of suspicious activity shot the man who lives there and "likely" shot one of their own, leaving him seriously wounded. Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said DeKalb County police received a report of a... more »
  • Cadets have first day of training in Baton Rouge

    August 30, 2015 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Dozens of cadets reported to their first official day of training at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. "We want to make sure that the right people are here," Sgt. Nick Manale told News Two. "We want to make sure that these men and women are... more »
  • Sheriff says rampage suspect found unresponsive in cell

    August 28, 2015 12:31 PM

    SUNSET - Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said a St. Landry Parish man accused of killing two people during a crime spree in a small town was found unresponsive in his cell Friday and taken to the hospital. Guidroz said guards found Harrison Riley Jr. unresponsive when they went to rouse... more »
  • After murderous rampage, Sunset honors fallen police officer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 7:32 PM

    SUNSET - The small town of Sunset, located in St. Landry Parish, is trying to make sense of a murderous rampage that left a woman and a police officer dead, a store destroyed and others injured. Harrison Riley Jr. is accused of stabbing a woman to death, wounding two others... more »
  • With 2 killings this week, Louisiana police deaths rising

    August 27, 2015 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone. Louisiana has had more job-related police fatalities in 2015 than any other state but Texas,... more »
  • Small town taking stock after shooting, standoff, fire

    August 27, 2015 2:35 PM

    SUNSET - People in Sunset who were affected by a deadly shooting, stabbing, and standoff with police Wednesday started assessing the damage left by the violence. Police said 35-year-old Harrison Lee Riley Jr. stabbed three women during an altercation at a home on St. Anna Street, killing Shameka Johnson.... more »
  • 1 dead in Thursday morning shooting on Curtis Street

    August 27, 2015 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that happened early Thursday morning. Authorities say 21-year-old Marlon Williams was found lying in the street in the 1800 block of Curtis Street around 5 a.m. Williams died at the scene. There are no suspects or motives at this... more »
  • WATCH: Officers caught in the crossfire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2015 12:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff is worried the next generation of law enforcement officers might be rethinking their careers after watching so many officers die in the line of duty. "There's just no care about what happens to the man standing next to you,"... more »
  • LSP warns people who feel generous in the wake of trooper's murder check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State Troopers Association warned people about online fundraisers that have shown up following the murder of a trooper this week. The agency said it is hard to follow the money trail. Already, some have raised thousands of dollars. Trooper Steven Vincent was shot... more »
  • Police department expansion a 'huge improvement' check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2015 5:38 PM

    KILLIAN - A major upgrade is on the way for the Killian Police Department in Livingston Parish. Right now the department is without an interrogation room, and its evidence locker is in the same room as the department's toilet. Killian Police Chief Dennis Hill says first responders started brainstorming an... more »
  • Man charged with attempting to murder police officers

    August 25, 2015 12:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police charged a man with attempted murder of a police officer after BRPD said he tried to run two officers over during a chase overnight. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the officers shot and injured St.julian Baranco, 30, of Kenner before he was arrested. McKneely said a... more »
  • 1 arrested after firing shots outside Gonzales restaurant

    August 24, 2015 2:27 PM

    GONZALES - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of firing shots during a fight outside of a Gonzales restaurant Sunday night. Gonzales PD said they responded to reports of shots fired at Quaker Steak and Lube, located a 2706 South Cabela's Parkway, just after 9 p.m. Once... more »
  • Police officer and 1 other injured in crash

    August 21, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer and another unidentified person were taken to the hospital this morning after a crash on Perkins Road near Quail Run. Authorities say a truck pulled out in front of the police officer causing him to quickly swerve out of the way and collide... more »
  • Police investigate three mojo overdoses at high school

    August 20, 2015 4:35 PM

    COVINGTON – Covington Police said they are investigating possible drug overdoses by three students at Covington High School Thursday afternoon. According to WWL's Ashley Rodrigue the Covington Fire Department was called to Covington High School after lunch over a report of an unresponsive student. When firefighters arrived on... more »
  • Police identify suspect connected to Walker credit card fraud

    August 20, 2015 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police in McComb, Miss. have identified one of the suspects who police say stole credit card information from a Walker man and made fraudulent purchases at a Mississippi Walmart. Investigators identified Bradley J Boudreaux, 32, of Mamou, La., as the suspect shown in security footage wearing... more »
  • Safe area provided for people selling, buying from online venues check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 19, 2015 11:14 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - There's a safe spot for people to buy or sell items from Craigslist or other online venues. The Denham Springs Police Department parking lot and lobby will serve as a safe spot, 24/7. Mayor Gerard Landry says Denham Springs has joined other cities that offer its... more »
  • New trial upheld for 5 ex-cops in post-Katrina shootings

    August 18, 2015 6:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court decision keeps five former New Orleans police officers on track for a new trial in connection with deadly shootings of unarmed people amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Four of the men are charged in the shootings at the Danziger... more »
  • Police department offers heroin addicts amnesty, treatment

    August 14, 2015 5:38 AM

    GLOUCESTER, MASS.- Police in the Massachusetts city of Gloucester are taking a novel approach to the war on drugs. They're making the police station a first stop for addicts on the road to recovery. Under a policy launched in June, heroin and opioid addicts who voluntarily turn themselves in are... more »
  • North BR residents welcome police body cameras check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police officers in North Baton Rouge could be wearing body cameras as early as October in a pilot program to test out the technology. The program would outfit officers in the Baton Rouge Police Department's First District that covers North Baton Rouge. Metro Council members set up... more »
  • Cops: Loaded gun found in hollowed-out box resembling Bible

    August 13, 2015 12:43 PM

    NEW YORK - New York City police say they found a loaded gun inside a hollowed-out lockbox that resembles the Bible during a traffic stop. The container looked like a leather-bound King James Bible. But instead of the word of God, it contained a loaded Glock 17, 10 bullets... more »
  • Council committee to watch body camera pilot program in BR

    August 12, 2015 11:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members set up a committee to review the potential of outfitting police officers in the city with body cameras. At its meeting Wednesday evening, Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle discussed what she called a body camera review board. The board, the happy medium between council... more »
  • Suspect wanted for violent attack with pipe

    August 12, 2015 4:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police are looking for the second suspect in a violent attack on a man on Martin Luther King Junior Drive. One man has already been arrested, investigators said. The second suspect was identified after making the first arrest. Police said Chondre Pipes, 22, and Alfredrick... more »
  • Traffic stop laws check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 11, 2015 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic stop laws are different in every state, so it's important to be familiar with what you can and cannot do. Law enforcement officials' first rule of advice: don't turn the roadside into a courtroom. If a driver gets pulled over in Louisiana the officer is... more »
  • Walker approves policies for its police body cameras

    August 10, 2015 10:10 PM

    WALKER - City leaders approved policies dealing with the three-month old police body camera system. "It's been up to this point, non controversial," mayor Rick Ramsey said Monday night after the council agreed on the rules based on suggestions from the International Association of Chiefs of Police . ... more »
  • Hundreds turn out for slain officer's funeral Play Video

    August 10, 2015 8:50 AM

    GONZALES - Hundreds of people lined Airline Highway in Gonzales Monday to pay their respects to 29-year-old Thomas LaValley, a Shreveport police officer killed recently in the line of duty who is being laid to rest in St. Amant. LaValley was shot and killed last week while responding to... more »
  • Fallen officer given hero's welcome in return home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police, EMS, firefighters and civilians lined I-10 in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon to honor a fallen soldier as his body was returned home. Many stood at attention outside their cars when Officer Thomas LaValley's body passed by on its way from Shreveport to a funeral home... more »
  • College football player killed after burglary attempt

    August 8, 2015 11:41 AM

    ARLINGTON, Texas - A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed a college football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-old crashed a car through the front window of a car dealership, authorities said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the dead man as Christian Taylor, of... more »
  • Local authorities to honor fallen police officer

    August 7, 2015 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police will line I-10 Saturday afternoon as the body of a police officer originally from Ascension Parish passes through the city. A spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Police Department said officers will be asked to line the side of the Interstate with their police unit lights... more »
  • Body cameras deployed for Plaquemine police check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 7, 2015 6:48 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Police officers in Plaquemine are now required to wear body cameras while on patrol, and the cameras started hitting the streets this week. Officers started wearing the devices Monday. Police Chief Kenneth Payne said it's already proving to be beneficial. "Body cameras just make sense. They... more »
  • Overall crime down, murder up by 30 percent in New Orleans

    August 7, 2015 6:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New police department figures show that overall crime dropped more than 8 percent in New Orleans in the first half of the year when compared to the same period in 2014 - but, the numbers of murders and rapes were up sharply. Figures released Friday show... more »
  • Man arrested, punched for trying to take officer's Taser

    August 6, 2015 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man was booked for resisting arrest after police said he tried to grab an officer's Taser during a struggle Wednesday night. Baton Rouge Police said officers were sent to Jackson Avenue over a fight between 48-year-old Lonald Ray Blakes and his wife. The... more »
  • In St. Amant, slain officer's family holds candlelight vigil check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2015 8:53 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police arrested the man accused of shooting and killing a Shreveport police officer Thursday afternoon, according to reports. KTBS reported police arrested 27-year-old Grover Cannon at a home on Jackson Street. He faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 29-year-old Officer Thomas LaValley Wednesday night. ... more »
  • Detroit-area cop saves baby skunk from yogurt cup check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 4, 2015 2:30 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which... more »
  • Detroit police officer saves skunk

    August 2, 2015 4:50 PM

    ROCHESTER, Mich. - A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer. Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was... more »
  • Memphis police arrest person of interest following officer murder

    August 2, 2015 2:07 PM

    MEMPHIS - Memphis police say that a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but no charges have been filed. She says the... more »

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