April 19, 2013 3:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board released a list of 17 applicants approved to take the civil service exam to replace fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White.
The Board approved the following applicants at its April 18 meeting:
* Carl... more »
March 21, 2013 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - Springfield's mayor and police chief are scheduled to be in court to face charges they conspired to hide a woman's DWI citation, according to the state attorney general's office.
A grand jury indicted Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones on charges of obstruction of... more »
March 12, 2013 9:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Wednesday, city leaders could make a historic change and allow 24-hour liquor sales.
The sales would only be allowed on riverboat casinos, if Metro Council approves the change.
Currently, city laws don't allow sales after 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and midnight Sunday.
Among other... more »
March 6, 2013 2:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dates have been set for Fired Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White's civil service appeal hearing. The Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board's chairman, Sgt. Bryan Taylor, told attorneys Wednesday the hearing will be held May 13-15. In an email, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip... more »
February 27, 2013 10:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders tabled discussion about electing the police chief during Wednesday night's Metro Council meeting.
But, there was no shortage of opinions from citizens who voiced their concerns.
"Let me say that Baton Rouge can no longer accept an appointed police chief. And, we can no... more »
February 26, 2013 5:48 PM
BATON ROUGE - Carl Dabadie has officially taken over control of the Baton Rouge Police Department.
He was sworn in during a ceremony in the Metro Council chambers. The 26 year veteran of the department has served as a motorcycle officer, training center director and department chief of staff... more »
February 26, 2013 7:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lt. Carl Dabadie, Jr., will be sworn in this morning as interim police chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, three weeks after city leaders fired former chief Dewayne White.
Dabadie will lead the department until Mayor Kip Holden names a new chief.
White claims... more »
February 20, 2013 5:54 PM
BATON ROUGE- Former Baton Rouge Mayor Tom Ed McHugh says he personally thinks the police chief's job should remain appointed by the mayor.
McHugh says there can be challenges created when two different leaders are fighting over city money. McHugh says the mayor is held accountable for most issues,... more »
February 13, 2013 3:46 PM
BATON ROUGE- City leaders are set to have a potentially heated discussion about taking appointment power from the mayor and having voters elect a chief of police. That is one of two discussions planned for Wednesday's Metro Council meeting.
Last week, the Mayor's office fired Chief Dewayne White after... more »
February 7, 2013 10:14 PM
Baton Rouge - For the second day Mayor Kip Holden still wont answer questions about the termination of Police Chief DeWayne White. News searched for Holden through the city, and even waiting at his home. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle told News 2 she believes the politics need to be removed... more »
February 7, 2013 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- Former Baton Rouge Police Officer Richard Sobers retired after 25 years with the department. He says he can't remember a chief of police being terminated, unless it involved a new mayor taking office.
Sobers says he heard from current police who are glad Mayor Kip Holden fired... more »
February 6, 2013 1:58 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dewayne White was fired from his position as the city's top police officer Wednesday.
White told News 2 he received a letter around noon from city Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel that there was a "substantial disagreement with the direction of the Baton Rouge Police... more »
January 16, 2013 2:42 PM
Tangipahoa Parish- The Chief of Police in Kentwood is in trouble with the law himself.
Chief Gregory Newton turned himself in to LSP Detectives, following an investigation into missing evidence.
The investigation started in December when State Police received a citizen complaint saying $2000 had been misappropriated by... more »
January 16, 2013 2:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White announced progressive plans that will move his department forward this year.
In a one-on-one interview, White said the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Project will expand to the 70802 zip code this year. Officers will also be outfitted with military surplus... more »
January 15, 2013 11:50 AM
BATON ROUGE - Chief Dewayne White announced plans to put dozens more Baton Rouge Police officers out patrolling the city's streets.
White said he plans to swell the Patrol division's ranks by not transferring out veteran officers once new recruits join the force. He said in the past when... more »
January 10, 2013 7:26 AM
CLINTON - Newly elected Clinton Mayor Lori Ann Bell has appointed Fred G. Dunn as the town's police chief replacing Police Chief Eddie Stewart.
Stewart, who had served three years as police chief during the administration of defeated Mayor Don Reason, left Wednesday's meeting without comment after the Board... more »
October 16, 2012 4:33 PM
LAFAYETTE - A former Leesville police chief has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number. U.S. District Judge Richard Haik on Tuesday sentenced 51-year-old Bobby Hickman to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Federal... more »
October 12, 2012 12:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - A judge sentenced Leandre Bell, the man convicted of killing the brother-in-law of Baton Rouge's former police chief, to life in prison today.
Bell, was convicted of two counts of murder and a host of other charges, including armed robbery.
Leandre Bell was formally sentenced... more »
August 6, 2012 10:45 AM
OAK CREEK, Wis. - The police chief of a Wisconsin city where a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple says the suspect shot the first officer on the scene eight to nine times with a handgun at close range. Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards says the suspect ambushed... more »
August 1, 2012 3:50 PM
LIVINGSTON - The mayor and police chief of Springfield pleaded not guilty today in Livingston Parish to charges they conspired to lessen charges against a woman initially arrested for driving drunk.
Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones entered the plea at their arraignment today on charges of... more »
July 31, 2012 9:38 PM
WALKER- Marliam Lee announced he's running in an upcoming election to be the town's top police officer.
Lee is currently serving out the remainder of Chief Hunter Grimes term. Grimes resigned recently.
" I would like the opportunity to serve as Chief for the next four years," Lee... more »
July 23, 2012 9:48 AM
BATON ROUGE - Carencro Police Chief Carlos Stout wants to know if he and other chiefs can be hired to do private security, just like off-duty police officers.
The Louisiana Board of Ethics postponed a decision Friday, opting to continue its analysis until next month's meeting.
Board staff... more »
July 12, 2012 2:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD - A Livingston Parish grand jury has indicted the mayor and police chief of a Baton Rouge suburb on charges they conspired to hide a woman's 2011 drunken driving citation. Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office says Thursday's four-count indictment charges Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James... more »
May 31, 2012 4:43 PM
WALKER - Hunter Grimes announced his resignation as Walker chief of police today.
Grimes announced on his Facebook page he was taking a position with the Bureau of Investigations Unit with the Louisiana State Police.
"It has been a great privilege to serve the people of Walker and... more »
April 16, 2012 3:06 PM
PORT ALLEN - Former Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith is now behind bars for his conviction on federal racketeering charges.
Smith reported to a federal prison in eastern Arkansas this afternoon around 2 p.m., according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
He was sentenced to seven and... more »
March 22, 2012 3:09 PM
SANFORD - The police chief at the center of a fatal neighborhood watch shooting says he is stepping down temporarily because he has become a distraction. Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee made the announcement at a news conference Thursday.
Lee has been criticized after police did not arrest George... more »
November 10, 2011 9:45 AM
BATON ROUGE - Chief Dewayne White spoke to 2une In's Whitney Vann this morning about the changes he's made since taking over as Baton Rouge Police Chief.
White spoke about the need for more officers to help with focused patrols in high-crime areas, and about how people can help... more »
November 3, 2011 11:19 AM
PORT ALLEN - The Port Allen City Council has appointed 23-year police department veteran Sgt. Ken Bates as the city's interim police chief on a 4-0 vote.
The Advocate reports the 50-year-old Bates will serve until a special election, tentatively scheduled for March 4, is held for voters to... more »
November 2, 2011 5:17 PM
PORT ALLEN - Five candidates are on the "short list" for Interim Port Allen Police Chief, according to Interim Mayor R.J. Loupe. The list isn't official, just names some council members have thrown around. Loupe said all five candidates come from within the Port Allen Police Department.
Former Port... more »
October 24, 2011 6:19 PM
BATON ROUGE-- Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith's family prayed aloud during testimony from undercover FBI Operative William Myles.
Myles used a stopwatch to illustrate to the jury during an audio recording that it took just one minute and 38 seconds after first meeting Smith for Smith to begin... more »
October 23, 2011 9:23 AM
BATON ROUGE- Trial resumes Monday for Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith, who was indicted after an FBI sting that paid officials in several Capitol-area cities to get public contracts for a fictional business to clean garbage cans.
The trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson is... more »
October 20, 2011 4:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - The 12 jurors and four alternates who will deliver a verdict in the former Port Allen Police Chief's trial have finally been selected Thursday afternoon after almost two days of debating.
Fred Smith is accused of violating the Rico act, mail fraud, wire fraud and racketeering... more »
October 14, 2011 3:13 PM
BATON ROUGE- Southern University has named retired police Capt. Ronald L. Stevens as the new chief of police on the Baton Rouge campus.
Chancellor James L. Llorens publicly announced the selection today. He said he made the choice based on a recommendation of a campus search committee and interviews... more »
October 11, 2011 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police Chief Dwayne White says he has contacted the U.S. Department of Justice about conducting sensitivity training for his officers.
It is the latest development concerning controversial remarks Chief White made on WJBO radio last week, claiming many members of his department have problems with race-related issues.... more »
September 29, 2011 7:37 PM
The police chief of Lodi, New Jersey told his officers no is above the law, including his wife. Chief Vincent Caruso told an officer to ticket his wife after she double parked while she dropped off their 5-year old son at school. Caruso says he didn't want her to get... more »
July 20, 2011 5:51 PM
SPRINGFIELD- The Mayor and Police Chief of the town of Springfield were back at work Wednesday, less than 24 hours after they were arrested for allegedly trying to cover up the DWI arrest of a woman from Hammond. Mayor Charles Martin and Police Chief James Jones are accused of Malfeasance... more »
July 20, 2011 5:53 AM
BATON ROUGE- Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith's trial on federal charges of racketeering, wire fraud and mail fraud has been delayed. U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson postponed the trial until Oct. 18. The Tuesday postponement occurred after a prosecutor reported a family member is undergoing treatment for a... more »
July 19, 2011 6:54 PM
SPRINGFIELD - Authorities arrested the chief of police and mayor of Springfield today as part of an investigation by the Inspector General's Office.
Chief Jimmy Jones confirmed to News 2 he had been arrested, as had Mayor Charles Martin.
According to the jail, Jones and Martin were booked... more »
July 15, 2011 5:39 PM
BATON ROUGE - The new police chief in Baton Rouge hopes the latest additions to the city's law enforcement will help them make an impact on crime in the area.
Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White says most of the 25 cadets going through the police academy right now... more »
June 11, 2011 2:33 PM
ALEXANDRIA, La.- Alexandria's police chief has resigned less than 10 months after moving from Baton Rouge.
Mayor Jacques Roy would not say why Roger Tully was resigning as police chief in Alexandria.
Tully was a 29-year veteran with the Baton Rouge Police Department. He became Alexandria's chief last... more »
May 31, 2011 4:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Chief Judge Tony Marabella of the 19th JDC swore in Dewayne White as Baton Rouge's newest police chief in front of dozens of his colleagues, friends and family at the Metro Council chambers.
White didn't answer any questions as he plans to meet with his officers... more »
May 27, 2011 5:42 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police Maj. Donald Dewayne White will be sworn-in as the 27th Police Chief in Baton Rouge Tuesday.
News 2 broke the story that White was the front-runner for the job on Thursday's 10 p.m. newscast. Mayor Kip Holden made the pick official at a Friday... more »
May 27, 2011 10:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden announced today that he has chosen State Police Major Donald Dewayne White to be the city's next police chief.
White, 51, is the commander of the emergency services unit at Louisiana State Police. He's been with the agency almost 20 years, but is... more »
May 26, 2011 3:40 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden will announce the next Baton Rouge Police Chief tomorrow morning, according to his office.
Mayoral aide Scott Dyer said Holden would announce his choice at 10 a.m. from the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
That person would replace Charles Mondrick,... more »
May 25, 2011 11:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - Kip Holden will not decide who the city's next police chief is today, according to the East Baton Rouge Mayor-President's office.
Holden had said last week he would make his pick for the city's next top cop no later than Wednesday, but today mayoral aide Scott... more »
May 20, 2011 6:20 AM
BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden says he will name the city's next police chief no later than Wednesday, and he will be making the choice from the five candidates recommended by an advisory committee he assembled last month. The Advocate reports Holden interviewed the three local candidates on... more »
May 11, 2011 5:59 PM
BATON ROUGE - The final five candidates for the position of Baton Rouge Police Chief were selected by Mayor-President Kip Holden's advisory committee today.
The committee chose the five after two days of talking to the ten candidates they'd voted to move on to the face-to-face interviews. The list... more »
May 7, 2011 9:51 AM
BATON ROUGE- A pool of candidates to become Baton Rouge's next police chief has been whittled down from 30 to 11.
Mayor-President Kip Holden's advisory committee voted Friday to pare down the list.
The committee will interview the 11 remaining candidates next week. It will then send its... more »
May 6, 2011 1:57 PM
BATON ROUGE - Members of Mayor-President Kip Holden's selection committee whittled the list of possible candidates for Baton Rouge Police Chief down to 11 this morning.
The committee took the top names from two rounds of votes during their meeting today. It's the second meeting for the group.
... more »
April 21, 2011 12:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - The list of candidates that got a passing grade on the Baton Rouge Police Chief's exam has been released.
The names of the 30 candidates who passed were sent to BRPD and the Mayor's office for review. Mayor-President Kip Holden will ultimately decide who will be... more »
March 22, 2011 7:02 PM
ZACHARY - The Zachary Council unanimously made the town's assistant police chief their acting chief tonight.
David Courtney was named Acting Zachary Police Chief during Tuesday's council meeting. He replaces Chief John Herty, who passed away on March 12.
Courtney is a 28-year veteran of the department. He... more »
March 1, 2011 2:57 PM
Port Allen- Funeral Arrangements have been set for the son of Port Allen Police Chief, Fred Smith, who died in a car crash over the weekend.
Police say 18 year-old Trent Smith veered off Florida Street in Baton Rouge early Sunday morning, slamming into a gas pump at the... more »
February 28, 2011 6:03 PM
PORT ALLEN - The mother of 18-year-old Trent Smith said she knew something was wrong when he didn't come home when he was supposed to Saturday night.
Then, Tammy Bolden got a call no mother wants to hear: her son had died after losing control of his car and... more »
February 27, 2011 5:21 PM
Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith confirmed to News 2 that his son, Trent Smith, died in a crash overnight in Baton Rouge. The crash happened early Sunday morning at a gas station in the 1300 block of Florida Street.
Investigators say the car left the roadway, smashed into... more »
February 18, 2011 7:31 AM
BATON ROUGE- Eleven of the 52 men and women who applied to take the Baton Rouge police chief civil service exam have been deemed ineligible to take the March 1 test. Bryan Taylor, chairman of the civil service board, says he reviewed the applications on Wednesday and found 11 applicants... more »
February 15, 2011 6:35 AM
BATON ROUGE- Six more people, three locals and three people from out of state, have applied to take the civil service exam for Baton Rouge chief of police.
The Advocate reports the applicants submitted their paperwork to the Baton Rouge Fire and Police Civil Service Board between Thursday and... more »
February 9, 2011 12:13 PM
CROWLEY – Melissa Guerrero was driving in Acadia Parish the day after Thanksgiving when she saw blue lights in her back mirror and pulled over. But the vehicle with the lights, an unmarked white SUV, just kept going. So she followed it, calling 911 and telling dispatchers what she saw... more »
February 9, 2011 6:12 AM
BATON ROUGE- Five more people have applied to take the civil service exam for Baton Rouge chief of police, bringing the number of applicants to 24.
The Advocate reports two of the five people who submitted applications Tuesday to the Baton Rouge Fire and Police Municipal Civil Service Board... more »
February 8, 2011 6:59 AM
BATON ROUGE- Three more people have applied to take the civil service exam for Baton Rouge chief of police, including Michael R. Morris, who was fired last year from his position as Southern University's police chief.
Morris, Richard R. Arnett and Edward Roberts submitted applications to the Baton Rouge... more »
January 26, 2011 7:57 AM
BATON ROUGE - Three more people have applied to take the civil service exam for the Baton Rouge chief of police position, bringing the total number of applicants to eight. The Advocate reports James Drickamer, Christopher Hagan Sr. and Michael F. Sager submitted applications to the Baton Rouge Fire and... more »
January 20, 2011 4:39 PM
BATON ROUGE- The Police and Fire Civil Service Board has extended an approaching deadline for Police Chief applicants by about two weeks.
The original deadline, February 3rd, will be pushed back until February 15th to allow for more applicants to apply. So far, the board has received only... more »
January 20, 2011 11:52 AM
BATON ROUGE- The Police and Fire Civil Service Board decided to extended an approaching deadline for Police Chief applicants by about two weeks.
The original deadline, February 3rd, will be pushed back until February 15th to allow for more applicants to apply. So far, the board has received only... more »
January 12, 2011 7:48 PM
WINDERMERE - The police chief of Windermere, Florida was arrested and charged for shutting down an investigation into the sexual battery of a child to help his friend.
Chief Daniel Saylor could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. Saylor's friend, Scott Bush, was also arrested for... more »
December 29, 2010 10:12 PM
WHITE CASTLE - The community of White Castle welcomed in a new era of leadership Wednesday night, when a new mayor, re-elected police chief and five aldermen were sworn in.
The newly-elected take over under a cloud of criminal allegations among the old and re-elected.
Police Chief Mario... more »
December 7, 2010 10:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - Interim Baton Rouge Police Chief Charles Mondrick says in his first month, there has been change you can see on the streets of the city.
He says the department is dealing a blow to crime by mixing-and-matching different divisions, then putting those teams on the streets... more »
November 18, 2010 5:50 PM
ALEXANDRIA - A former Vidalia police chief has pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents. Prosecutors say Ronnie "Tapper" Hendricks made the statements during an investigation into the disposition of firearms at the Vidalia Police Department. According to testimony in Alexandria federal court on Thursday, Hendricks falsely denied... more »
November 4, 2010 9:20 AM
Today Mayor-President Kip Holden is holding a press conference to announce an interim police chief. Chief Jeff LeDuff announced his retirement last month, and will leave office on November 30th. News 2 will be at the 2p.m. press conference and bring you the latest. more »
November 3, 2010 7:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - White Castle Police Chief Mario Brown and his brother, former Mayor Maurice Brown, have pleaded innocent to federal charges that they used the influence of their offices in return for money and other things of value. Both had previously pleaded innocent, but prosecutors recently amended the indictment... more »
October 31, 2010 11:20 AM
BATON ROUGE- A state appeal court has reinstated theft and malfeasance charges alleging that former White Castle Police Chief Clarence Rogers put $2,000 worth of personal car rentals on a town credit card.
Judge William Dupont dismissed the charges last October, saying prosecutors failed to try Rogers within two... more »
October 28, 2010 9:53 PM
East Baton Rouge Rouge Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden opened up to News 2 about the search for the city's next police chief.
Holden says the search will be national, but will have local input. He wants to make sure the candidates come from similar cities and are ready to... more »
October 28, 2010 4:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden tells News 2 there will be a national search for Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff's replacement.
He also says there will be local input during the process.
Earlier this week Holden released a letter that said LeDuff had told him he... more »
October 28, 2010 2:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Parish officials have started the process of finding a new head for the Baton Rouge Police Department to replace Chief Jeff LeDuff, who is retiring at the end of the year.
The Municipal Fire & Police Civil Service Board decided in their meeting today to ask... more »
October 27, 2010 10:33 PM
An East Baton Rouge Parish councilwoman is asking for the mayor and administrators to get the public involved in picking a new police chief.
Denise Marcelle wants a public advisory committee to weigh in on candidates for the job. "...Not trying to do anything but give the citizens of... more »
October 26, 2010 8:58 PM
Police Chief Jeff LeDuff hasn't had the smoothest ride, but it's probably fair to say there will be a lot of expectations placed on his successor before that person even gets the job.
Amid a memorable career, which included being named Police Officer of the Year in the early... more »
October 7, 2010 6:37 PM
The police chief, mayor, sheriff, State Police superintendent and district attorney joined forces today to crack down on crime. Agencies said they’ve worked together in the past but promise a new level of support now. News 2’s Mike Steele got answers on what leaders hope to do. more »
September 15, 2010 10:23 PM
Two men have been charged for the July 7 murder of a woman in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge Police charged 22-year-old Leandre Bell and 22-year-old Farrenton Joshua for the murder of 44-year-old Erika Turner. Turner was found lying on a sidewalk in the 2800 block of Yorktown Street suffering from... more »
September 10, 2010 5:11 AM
A special investigator has concluded that a sexual harassment allegation against acting Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis was not warranted. Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government has chosen not to take any action against Duplantis. The parish ordered the investigation. A complaint to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was filed, but... more »
September 7, 2010 3:29 PM
According to an Iraqi police chief, today's fatal shooting of two U.S. troops by an Iraqi soldier followed an argument at an Iraqi army compound. They were the first American servicemen killed since the U.S. declared an official end to combat operations in the country last week. The Americans were... more »
September 1, 2010 10:20 PM
The top two leaders in Port Allen face corruption charges as a federal investigation grows.
Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Fred Smith face a combined 22 charges. The scheme is known as Cifer 5000, and other public officials have been accused of taking bribes. In this indictment, it's... more »
September 1, 2010 3:33 PM
U. S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux announced today that two more public officials had been indicted in the ongoing federal investigation called "Operation Blighted Officials".
Cazayoux said Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Fred Smith of Port Allen have been accused of racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud, and other... more »
August 25, 2010 6:45 AM
Authorities say a candidate for Leonville police chief allegedly shot a 20-year-old man during a traffic stop in Arnaudville, where he works as a part-time police officer. The shooting occurred Sunday following a routine traffic stop. During the stop, deputies say Officer Dallas Barron III discovered Marlon Rendell Eaglin had... more »
July 28, 2010 4:47 AM
Abbeville's new police chief says he's going to put GPS units in squad cars to keep tabs on whether his officers are patrolling, speeding, or idle for hours. Chief Tony Hardy, who took office three weeks ago, says he's had complaints about speeding police cars. He said the GPS units... more »