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  • Southern California police agencies missing 329 weapons

    September 25, 2016 3:20 PM

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Southern California police agencies have had more than 300 weapons lost or stolen over the past five years. The Orange County Register reports Sunday that an investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border showed 329 firearms were lost... more »
  • Charlotte police footage shows shooting of black man (Warning: Graphic Video) Play Video

    September 24, 2016 4:51 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground. Keith Lamont Scott can be seen in police dashboard camera video backing away from his SUV with his... more »
  • Protest erupts in northeast Charlotte after deadly officer-involved shooting

    September 20, 2016 11:42 PM

    CHARLOTTE - Police in North Carolina have shot and killed a person who they say was armed and posed a threat. A statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said officers were at an apartment complex on Tuesday looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they encountered a person - not... more »
  • Officers fired upon for 2nd night in a row in Philadelphia

    September 18, 2016 3:20 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Authorities say police officers came under fire in Philadelphia for the second night in a row, but no one was injured. Police say officers noticed a 19-year-old man apparently smoking marijuana shortly before midnight Saturday in an area of central Philadelphia packed with restaurants, shops and clubs. Officers... more »
  • Anti-cop note left before deadly shooting spree

    September 17, 2016 3:57 PM

    PHILADELPHIA -Philadelphia police have identified a suspect shot and killed after officials said he ambushed one officer and injured another before killing a woman and wounding three other people during an overnight shooting spree. Commissioner Richard Ross said 25-year-old Nicholas Glenn "was hell-bent on hurting a lot of people." He... more »
  • Officer fired, arrested after video shows him kicking handcuffed suspect

    September 17, 2016 3:54 PM

    GRETNA - A Gretna police officer was fired and has been arrested after being caught on camera kicking a handcuffed suspect, according to Police Chief Arthur Lawson Jr. A security camera video of the April apprehension shows an officer, Robert Wallow, kicking a handcuffed man as he lay on... more »
  • Police: Man with meat cleaver shot by officers after attack

    September 16, 2016 12:42 PM

    NEW YORK - A man who was shot by police on a crowded New York City street after he struck an off-duty detective with a meat cleaver was initially stopped because he was trying to remove a boot from a vehicle that he was apparently living in, authorities said. The... more »
  • Man wanted for robbery of Texaco gas station

    September 15, 2016 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Police detectives are attempting to identify a suspect accused of robbing a Texaco Station last month. The incident occurred on Aug. 7 around 5 a.m. at the Texaco Station in the 2300 block of N. Lobdell Boulevard. The suspect approached the front counter with... more »
  • Deputy: Police chief investigated over gun sales

    September 8, 2016 5:44 PM

    BAY ST. LOUIS - A sheriff's deputy says a Mississippi police chief killed himself soon after learning that authorities were investigating allegations that he illegally sold city-owned firearms. Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass told The Associated Press on Friday that Bay St. Louis police chief Mike DeNardo illegally sold... more »
  • On retirement, Dallas police chief says 'it's time to go'

    September 8, 2016 1:13 PM

    DALLAS - Dallas Police Chief David Brown says he's retiring because, "it's time to go," but he's not saying what he'll do next. Brown became the face of a city reeling from tragedy after a sniper killed five law enforcement officers during a July 7 protest against police brutality. He... more »
  • Police: Mississippi man claimed to be immune from arrest

    September 3, 2016 8:08 PM

    SLIDELL - Police in Louisiana say a Mississippi man claimed to be a "sovereign citizen" who's immune from arrest during a traffic stop. Slidell officers on Friday charged 54-year-old James Doyle Webb of Bay St. Louis with several violations, including not having a driver's license, a license plate or insurance.... more »
  • One man dead shortly after shots fired in New Iberia

    September 3, 2016 1:12 PM

    NEW IBERIA - One man died after police responded to shots being fired around the 500 block of St. Mary at 10:30 p.m. Friday. After Iberia Parish Sheriff's office responded to the scene, deputies discovered a single black male victim with gunshot wounds in a vehicle that had crashed... more »
  • Poll: Most young adults say police treat some differently

    September 1, 2016 11:28 AM

    WASHINGTON - Across racial and ethnic groups, most young Americans think police treat some groups of people differently than others, according to a new GenForward poll. The poll shows that most think African-Americans, Latinos, the poor and immigrants are more likely to be mistreated. It also shows that young blacks... more »
  • Filling police vacancies is latest struggle for Ferguson

    September 1, 2016 11:22 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Two years after Michael Brown's shooting death put a national spotlight on Ferguson police, the suburban St. Louis city is struggling to maintain the number of officers it needs. The department is facing 13 vacancies. It's down to a staff of 36 compared with 55 in 2014.... more »
  • Livingston sheriff: 'I'm not going to tolerate crime' as area works to rebuild

    August 31, 2016 10:51 PM

    LIVINGSTON - In a stern Facebook video Thursday, Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard reminded people a midnight to 6 a.m. curfew remains, and asked people to support the effort. "There are people that do not have anything anymore. What little they do have, it might be there home. I... more »
  • Denham Springs police searching for 5 stolen ATVs

    August 29, 2016 6:35 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Denham Springs City Police Department is currently seeking information about five stolen all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). On Monday, officers responded to a theft complaint at Outdoor Powerhouse in the 2300 block of Florida Boulevard. The ATVs were new but flood damaged and placed side by... more »
  • New Orleans officer dies in traffic accident

    August 26, 2016 1:08 PM

    MARRERO - New Orleans police have identified an off-duty officer who died in a Jefferson Parish traffic accident. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble identified the officer as 45-year-old Tony Mitchell, a 19-year veteran of the department. Gamble says Chief Michael Harrison notified Mitchell's family. Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich (sih-TAN'-u-vich)... more »
  • Police officers penalized for taking recruits to play 'Pokemon Go'

    August 25, 2016 4:13 PM

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Two officers in a suburban Denver police department that's under federal investigation are no longer allowed to train recruits after taking them to play "Pokemon Go" instead of teaching them. The Denver Post reports that a pair of Commerce City officers were removed from field... more »
  • 19-year-old found shot in the head in Ponchatoula

    August 21, 2016 2:02 PM

    PONCHATOULA - A 19-year-old was found shot in the head by family members and police are looking for leads in the case. The murder was reported Sunday, although it happened Friday, news partner ActionNews17.com posted on its website. The unidentified male was found on Methvin Drive when family members... more »
  • Baton Rouge's summer of grief: Shootings, unrest, now floods

    August 19, 2016 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims of catastrophic floods in Louisiana's capital city say they've seen people pull together - white and black, officers and civilians - in ways that give hope amid a summertime string of tragedies. It's been a summer of pain in greater Baton Rouge, a city rocked by... more »
  • School briefly on lockdown as police search area for suspect

    August 11, 2016 11:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A school was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning while police searched the area around the school for a suspect in a crime. A large law enforcement presence was gathered around the 1600 block of North Foster. Police were searching neighborhoods around the intersection of Greenwell... more »
  • Police officer arrested, accused of trying to set wife afire

    August 9, 2016 5:00 PM

    CHURCH POINT - A Church Point police officer is in custody after allegedly trying to set his wife on fire. The Church Point Police Department says 28-year-old Terrance Garrick Jr. was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse battery and attempted second-degree murder. KATC-TV... more »
  • Baton Rouge leaders work towards police reform Play Video

    August 8, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- It was a lunch meeting but no one seemed to have time to eat. Cops, council members and black pastors discussed police policies Monday in response to the July 5th Alton Sterling shooting. "Nothing is off the table and nothing should be off the table," said councilman... more »
  • 55 ballistic vests donated to Opelousas Police Department

    August 5, 2016 11:06 AM

    OPELOUSAS - Police in Opelousas are to be presented with 55 brand new ballistic vests after the department received a $35,000 donation from a local businessman. Now, every officer on the Opelousas Police force will be equipped with one of the vests, which many see as increasingly indispensable in... more »
  • Donations buy hundreds of ballistic vests for Louisiana officers Play Video

    August 3, 2016 11:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Law enforcement officers in the Baton Rouge area will soon be wearing new equipment, thanks to donations from the community. Hundreds of officers and deputies will be getting new vests with a ballistic steel core. Brandon Cavin, owner of Bayou Gunslingers has been buys helping to... more »
  • Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014

    July 30, 2016 3:04 PM

    DALLAS - An Army report says the reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014. The report released Friday was from Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against Micah Johnson. It includes new details about an... more »
  • Police looking for father of 4-month-old found dead

    July 29, 2016 7:46 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - Lake Charles police say the mother of a 4-month-old infant who died earlier this month faces a charge of second-degree murder. Police say they are looking for the infant's father. Police Chief Don Dixon says 25-year-old Courtney Morris was arrested Wednesday, and officers are searching for 40-year-old... more »
  • UPDATE: One officer dead, another expected to survive following shooting in San Diego

    July 29, 2016 4:27 AM

    SAN DIEGO - One police officer has died and another is expected to survive following surgery after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday. The San Diego Police Department gave an update on the officers on its Twitter account, but offered no additional details. The shooting... more »
  • Metro Council members oppose police residency requirements Play Video

    July 27, 2016 2:19 PM

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

    July 26, 2016 12:38 AM

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

    July 25, 2016 9:47 PM

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

    July 25, 2016 10:37 AM

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

    July 24, 2016 11:47 PM

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

    July 22, 2016 7:50 PM

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

    July 22, 2016 11:04 AM

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

    July 21, 2016 10:31 PM

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

    July 21, 2016 11:26 AM

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

    July 20, 2016 10:51 PM

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

    July 20, 2016 7:53 PM

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

    July 20, 2016 12:14 PM

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

    July 20, 2016 11:37 AM

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

    July 20, 2016 10:54 AM

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

    July 18, 2016 11:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alton Sterling's aunt and the father of one of the officers killed in an ambush Sunday morning in Baton Rouge met at a growing memorial for the slain officers Monday night. A photo taken by ABC News Correspondent Lana Zak shows Sandra Sterling and Hosea Jackson... more »
  • Taco Bell employee fired after denying service to deputies

    July 18, 2016 6:19 PM

    PHENIX CITY, Ala. - A Taco Bell employee in Alabama has been fired after authorities say two Lee County deputies were denied service. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said in a statement that the uniformed deputies were told by the cashier Saturday night in Phenix City that they wouldn't be... more »
  • Baltimore officer acquitted in custody death

    July 18, 2016 11:26 AM

    BALTIMORE - A judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer on all charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a black who died after he was injured in a police transport van. Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted Monday after a bench trial by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Rice... more »
  • Businesses up and running around shooting scene

    July 18, 2016 8:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses around a shooting that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are reopening as police continue investigating the scene. Customers were buying coffee and breakfast sandwiches Monday at a B-Quik convenience store near where officers first engaged the gunman less than 24 hours earlier.... more »
  • Cameron Sterling addresses President at town hall on race Play Video

    July 14, 2016 11:14 PM

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

    July 14, 2016 8:01 AM

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

    July 13, 2016 1:42 PM

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

    July 12, 2016 8:11 PM

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

    July 12, 2016 3:29 PM

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

    July 12, 2016 11:26 AM

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

    July 11, 2016 9:55 PM

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

    July 11, 2016 11:51 AM

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

    July 9, 2016 9:59 PM

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

    July 9, 2016 3:58 PM

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

    July 9, 2016 3:45 PM

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

    July 8, 2016 4:30 PM

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

    July 8, 2016 4:12 PM

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

    July 8, 2016 3:30 PM

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

    July 8, 2016 1:15 PM

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

    July 8, 2016 10:49 AM

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

    July 7, 2016 7:56 PM

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

    July 7, 2016 12:17 PM

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

    July 6, 2016 11:48 PM

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

    July 5, 2016 12:02 PM

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

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