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  • Here are the names of the applicants for Baton Rouge Police Chief

    August 31, 2017 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Twelve people have applied to be the next police chief. WBRZ obtained the names of the applicants through a public records request this week. The names were released Thursday. The names are of those who applied and are not vetted or necessarily eligible for the position,... more »
  • Application process begins for new BR police chief

    July 28, 2017 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The application process for the position of police chief of BRPD is open as the job was posted on Friday by the Civil Service Board. The posting comes after former Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie announced his resignation on Monday. Monday was... more »
  • Judge orders town, ex-police chief to pay $40K in legal fees

    January 22, 2017 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has awarded nearly $40,000 in fees to attorneys for a woman who accused a former Louisiana police chief of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. The woman's lawyers sought nearly $90,000 in fees, but U.S.... more »
  • Baker City Council votes to take control of Police Chief's pay Play Video

    January 10, 2017 10:11 PM

    BAKER - The Baker City Council voted to take control of the Police Chief's salary. The salary was previously set by a pay-scale determined by one's years of service, according to the City. Current Chief Carl Dunn earns thousands of dollars less than his predecessor due to the... more »
  • Judge awards $50K over alleged sex assault by police chief

    August 1, 2016 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has awarded $50,000 in damages to a woman who accused a former Louisiana police chief of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick's ruling Monday says the town of Sorrento... more »
  • Baker council votes to raise Police Chief-elect's salary Play Video

    June 29, 2016 12:44 AM

    BAKER- Officials in Baker agreed to raise the city's newly elected Police Chief's salary Tuesday night. However, the council has yet to approve this year's budget. Police Chief-elect Carl Dunn believes he should be paid more than the $62,000 starting salary. Dunn said that outgoing Police Chief Mike Knaps supported... more »
  • Judge finds police chief violated woman's rights in sexual assault lawsuit Play Video

    June 6, 2016 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has ruled that a former Louisiana police chief violated the civil rights of a woman who accused the man of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick didn't immediately rule Monday... more »
  • Decision on fired police chief's appeal delayed until next week

    May 26, 2016 12:27 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Following more than 4 hours of testimony Wednesday night, an appeals hearing for the Denham Springs Police chief who was fired in April ended without a decision. It was the second consecutive night the hearing continued for more than four hours. At the conclusion, a motion... more »
  • Day 1 of fired police chief's hearing ends with no decision

    May 24, 2016 2:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Day 1 of an appeals hearing for the former Denham Springs Police chief who was fired last month ended without a decision. Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler were fired in April at a special council meeting . The pair were accused of mishandling a domestic... more »
  • Report released on firing of Denham Springs Police chief Play Video

    April 14, 2016 2:25 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs released a 200-page report on the investigation into recently-fired police Chief Scott Jones. The city of Denham Springs released a lengthy report to @WBRZ about the firing of Chief Scott Jones & Cpt. Kistler. pic.twitter.com/y5zATLznvf — Troy Gaulden WBRZ (@TroyGaulden)... more »
  • Search for new Denham Springs Police chief begins Play Video

    April 8, 2016 6:03 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The search for an interim police chief is underway in Denham Springs after the firing of Chief Scott Jones and Captain Steve Kistler. Both Jones and Kistler were fired by the Denham Springs Council Thursday night after an investigating committee looked into the handling of a domestic... more »
  • Denham Springs fires police chief Play Video

    April 6, 2016 6:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city council approved the mayor's request to fire Police Chief Scott Jones. The firing came during a heavily-attended special council meeting Thursday afternoon. WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington reported from inside the standing-room only council room where Jones was fired shortly after 5 p.m. Jones... more »
  • Hotly contested Baker Police Chief election to conclude on Saturday Play Video

    March 3, 2016 6:57 PM

    BAKER - While the presidential election is garnering most of the public's attention, there are some key local elections coming up this weekend including in Baker. Election signs have been all over and the race between two candidates running for Baker Chief of Police has really picked up. While... more »
  • Justice Department to review San Francisco Police Dept.

    February 1, 2016 4:24 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO- The U.S. Department of Justice says it will conduct a comprehensive review of the San Francisco Police Department, which is facing scrutiny over the shooting death of a young black man. Federal officials plan to announce details of the review Monday afternoon. The Dec. 2 shooting of Mario... more »
  • Ex-Mamou Police Chief sentenced to prison for using stun gun on inmate

    January 14, 2016 5:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Justice Department says a former Mamou police chief has been sentenced to a prison term for using a stun gun on a jail inmate who didn't pose a threat. The former chief, 44-year-old Robert McGee, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik Sr.... more »
  • Kenner proposes raises for mayor, police chief

    November 8, 2015 1:33 PM

    KENNER - Kenner officials are trying to increase the annual pay for the mayor and police chief by more than 50 percent. City Councilman Keith Conley says he proposed a pay increase ordinance because salaries for those posts were "stagnant." He says the mayor's and chief's salaries have not been... more »
  • Brusly liquor license denial sparks tension at council meeting Play Video

    November 2, 2015 10:56 PM

    BRUSLY - A former police chief, who pleaded guilty to criminal charges connected to things he did while in office, was denied a liquor license for a convenience store he and his girlfriend purchased together. Jamie Whaley and Tricia Michel sat before the Brusly Council Monday night as officials... more »
  • French Settlement council considers appointed police chief

    September 21, 2015 8:33 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT- French Settlement votes may change the way its police chief is selected. Residents of the Livingston Parish municipality now elect a chief to four-year terms. On Monday, the Board of Aldermen will consider putting a proposition on the Nov. 21 ballot that will ask voters if they would... more »
  • Village may shake up police department structure 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 »
  • Former Louisiana police chief pleads guilty to stalking

    September 12, 2015 11:05 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. - Former Rosepine Police Chief James Parrott has pleaded guilty to charges of simple battery and stalking. Attorney General James Caldwell, in a news release Friday, said the 50-year-old Parrott entered the plea in state court in Leesville. Parrott was indicted in December 2014 after evidence revealed he... more »
  • Local police chief prepares to testify against federal truck legislation 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 »
  • No prison for ex-police chief in unarmed black man's death

    September 1, 2015 4:22 PM

    COLUMBIA - A judge has sentenced a white former South Carolina police chief to a year of home detention, but no prison time in the on-duty fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Richard Combs pleaded guilty Tuesday to misconduct in office. Prosecutors agreed to drop a murder charge against... more »
  • Body cameras deployed for Plaquemine police 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 »
  • Former police chief pleads no contest to malfeasance Play Video

    July 23, 2015 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Brusly's former police chief pleaded "no contest" to malfeasance charges Thursday in connection with a missing guns and cash case from his time in office. Jamie Whaley didn't utter a word as he exited the courtroom. He admitted to stealing guns and forging signatures on department... more »
  • Police chief arrested in probe into topless bar

    May 25, 2015 2:36 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Jeanerette's police chief has been placed on paid leave following his arrest on charges relating to the investigation of a Lafayette topless bar. Marvin Grogan was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Friday on one count of malfeasance in office and three counts of compounding a felony.... more »
  • Springfield city leaders replace chief of police Play Video

    May 20, 2015 11:09 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - City leaders replaced the police chief Wednesday night. James Jones resigned after taking a plea deal for charges involving a DWI cover-up. Part of the deal was that he had to quit his job. Jones submitted his letter of resignation and the alderman voted to appoint... more »
  • Plaquemine police chief, Orian Gullota, dies at 64

    April 25, 2015 4:45 PM

    Plaquemine - Chief Orian Gulotta, 64, of the Plaquemine Police Department passed away Saturday afternoon. Sources tell WBRZ, Gulotta battled with cancer. Family members describe him as a dedicated public servant. We will have more information later, as it becomes available. more »
  • Police chief loses ethics fine appeal

    March 9, 2015 12:38 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - The First Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal from St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau recently, ordering he pay a $2,500 ethics fine to the state. The board ruled Ambeau failed to appeal the 2011 fine for filing his required candidate financial statement late, and... more »
  • Former Kinder police chief pleads guilty to malfeasance

    February 23, 2015 3:44 PM

    OBERLIN - The former police chief of Kinder has pleaded guilty to malfeasance in office and theft over $1,500 for allegedly using town credit cards to buy fuel for personal use. The American Press reports that Gary Pelican, 53, pleaded guilty Monday just before his trial was scheduled to begin.... more »
  • Trial date set for former Brusly police chief

    February 2, 2015 1:48 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The former Brusly police chief accused of stealing guns and cash from his own department is scheduled to go to trial in April. Jamie Whaley and his attorneys met with prosecutors for a pre-trial conference Monday. The trial date was set for April 20, with pre-trial... more »
  • 911: Police chief said he accidentally shot wife

    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 »
  • Police mourn fallen officer, first in department's history Play Video

    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 »
  • With future in question, chief mum about decision Play Video

    December 4, 2014 10:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city's police chief left city hall without saying a word following the Denham Springs Civil Service Commission's decision to hold disciplinary hearings targeting the chief and a department captain. The pair could possibly lose their jobs once they face the commission, which is investigating allegations... more »
  • Sorrento chief: People 'don't need to know' what I'm doing Play Video

    November 20, 2014 5:52 PM

    SORRENTO - After leaving the police department locked up for two days while she was sick, Fern Barnett was back in the office today, but wouldn't go into detail on her daily routine as the newly elected chief of police. As a News 2 camera rolled, Barnett was asked... more »
  • Sorrento PD chief sits on resignation decision Play Video

    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 »
  • New police chief has big goals, bigger challenges Play Video

    October 15, 2014 6:36 PM

    SORRENTO - The unfunded and uninsured police department of Sorrento has a new police chief, but local leaders say it won't last. Fern Barnett, 71, took over last week after the last of her opponents in the police chief's election dropped out of the race. The grandmother of 17... more »
  • Great-grandmother becomes Sorrento's police chief

    October 14, 2014 4:16 PM

    SORRENTO- A 71-year-old great-grandmother appears to be the de facto police chief of this small town since all of her opponents withdrew. Fern Barnett is now listed as the "unopposed" candidate on the Secretary of State's candidate's list. Barnett is listed as a Democrat. "Different things have been... more »
  • Cattle prods and a bull whip part of former chief's bizarre arsenal Play Video

    September 9, 2014 9:53 PM

    BRUSLY - Town leaders plan to hold an auction to recoup some of the money used on questionable items purchased by the former police chief. In addition to dozens of guns current police chief Richie Johnson calls unnecessary, the town is getting rid of cattle prods, a bull whip,... more »
  • Audit: Police chief had access to 2 secret bank accounts Play Video

    September 8, 2014 10:44 PM

    BRUSLY - Former police chief Jamie Whaley is under the microscope again following an audit that found he had access to two separate and secret bank accounts as chief. The situation was discussed Monday evening when Brusly leaders met their regular meeting. They focused conversation on $1500 worth of... more »
  • 71-year-old great-grandmother campaigning for police chief spot

    August 20, 2014 10:04 PM

    SORRENTO- A 71-year-old great-grandmother has entered the race for police chief in this small town. Fern Barnett, who had been a clerk for the city and the department, qualified for the election on the first day candidates could sign up. By Wednesday evening, she was the only person listed... more »

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