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  • Police officer buys diapers for shoplifting suspect

    July 31, 2017 10:16 PM

    LAUREL, Md. - A rookie police officer in Maryland is garnering praise for an act of kindness he extended to a woman accused of shoplifting. Officer Bennet Johns, who joined the Laurel Police Department in May, was called to a local grocery store on July 22 regarding a... more »
  • Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

    June 26, 2017 12:32 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death. The settlement was announced Monday by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. ... more »
  • Report: Family carjacked outside Lakeside Mall; suspects arrested after chase

    June 18, 2017 6:00 PM

    METAIRIE - Two men are in jail after they allegedly committed multiple carjackings in Jefferson Parish Saturday night and led deputies on a high-speed chase which sent one woman to the hospital in critical condition. According to a report from WWL, the incident happened just before 10 p.m. in... more »
  • Arkansas police officer slain; search ongoing for suspect

    June 12, 2017 11:36 PM

    NEWPORT, Ark. - A police officer has been shot and killed in a small northeastern Arkansas town, and manhunt is underway for the suspect. The shooting was reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday in Newport, about 90 miles northeast of Little Rock. According to an Arkansas State Police statement,... more »
  • Ouachita Parish deputy charged with rape, fired

    May 30, 2017 1:29 PM

    MONROE - A former sheriff's deputy in Louisiana has been charged with third-degree rape. News outlets report 38-year-old Bradley Smith was charged Monday. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Smith was fired as soon as he was arrested. Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Glenn Springfield... more »
  • Man wounded in police shooting files $6M suit

    May 16, 2017 10:55 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A young man who was shot and wounded by a Connecticut police officer during a fatal car stop has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit. The man's teenage friend was killed by police. Julian Fyffe's lawyer says he filed the lawsuit late Tuesday against Bridgeport Officer James... more »
  • House passes bills in response to Alton Sterling shooting

    May 9, 2017 8:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two bills written in response to the shooting death of a black man outside a Baton Rouge convenience store last year have passed the House. Lawmakers voted 102-0 Tuesday to reduce the amount of time police officers have to hire an attorney following incidents in which an... more »
  • Police: Suspect in officer's shooting found dead at motel

    May 6, 2017 11:27 AM

    BRAINTREE, Mass. - A man who authorities say barricaded himself in a Massachusetts motel room after shooting a police officer in the face has been found dead. The Boston Globe reported that Braintree Police Chief Paul Shastany said at a press conference early Saturday that the officer underwent surgery at... more »
  • Former officer who shot Walter Scott pleads guilty, faces prison

    May 2, 2017 4:06 PM

    CHARLESTON - Fired North Charleston Police officer Michael Slager has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of an unarmed black motorist he shot in the back. The death of Walter Scott was seen worldwide after a bystander recorded it on his cellphone. Slager likely faces prison under the terms... more »
  • Georgia deputy shoots, kills police dog after it attacks him

    April 29, 2017 5:50 PM

    PERRY, Ga. - A Georgia sheriff says a deputy had to shoot and kill the police dog he handled after the K-9 attacked him. Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton says Sgt. Slate Simons was attacked by the dog named Kyro on Tuesday while helping the Dooly County Sheriff's Office on... more »
  • Video shows Colorado officer throwing woman down face-first

    April 9, 2017 3:02 PM

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A video spreading on social media shows a police officer in Colorado throwing a woman face-first onto a sidewalk after a scuffle. Seems excessive #ColoradoState pic.twitter.com/rtfzgBs4Yk — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 8, 2017 Police spokeswoman Kate Kimble tells the Coloradoan newspaper... more »
  • IPSO: Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting

    April 1, 2017 6:08 PM

    NEW IBERIA - A deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office was involved in a fatal shooting during an altercation with a suspect Saturday. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says one deputy was involved in the shooting that left one suspect dead Saturday afternoon. According to a report... more »
  • Pastor hopes to help family, friends heal as Sergeant Anderson is laid to rest Play Video

    March 22, 2017 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Healing Place Church has become a center of spiritual recovery to some in Baton Rouge over the past year. After last year's tragedies, including the slaying of three officers, the Alton Sterling Protests, and the August flood, their mission is to heal the world. David... more »
  • Nick Tullier visited by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Sgt. Bruce Simmons

    March 18, 2017 6:45 PM

    HOUSTON, Tx. - Several members of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office traveled to Houston, Texas to visit Deputy Nick Tullier Friday. The visitors included Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and Sgt. Bruce Simmons among others. A Facebook post showed the visitors standing alongside Tullier in his wheelchair. Tullier was... more »
  • Suspect identified in Navajo tribal officer's shooting death

    March 14, 2017 11:29 PM

    PREWITT, N.M. - Authorities say the man suspected of gunning down a tribal police officer on the nation's largest American Indian reservation was found hiding on a ridge not far from his rural home in western New Mexico. The McKinley County Sheriff's Office in a report obtained by the Navajo... more »
  • Funeral services slated for Friday for slain officer

    January 27, 2017 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Westwego police officer killed last week is slated to be laid to rest Friday. Officer Michael Louviere was shot and killed Jan. 20 on his way home from work when he stopped to investigate a car crash. The crash resulted from a shooting that started that... more »
  • Officer shot in eye back home, forgives shooter

    December 24, 2016 11:34 AM

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - A Clarksdale police officer who was shot in the eye early this year is back home, and says he forgives the 19-year-old man accused of shooting him. In February, Cpl. Derrick Couch was sedated and unconscious. He began walking in July. He was in Clarksdale's Christmas parade,... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots gunman near Baltimore campus

    December 13, 2016 9:59 PM

    BALTIMORE - Authorities say a Coppin State University police officer shot and killed a man who fired at a car driving near that Baltimore campus. Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the uniformed Coppin State officer was on patrol in an unmarked car Tuesday night when he saw a man... more »
  • Former officer arrested for failure to appear in court following fraud charges

    October 20, 2016 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former BRPD officer, arrested in 2015 for using a department-issued credit card to make more than $1,450 in unauthorized charges, has been arrested for failure to appear in court. A Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokesperson says Christopher Guerra was rearrested recently. Guerra was arrested... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Police officer shot in Kansas City has died

    July 19, 2016 3:46 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A Kansas City, Kansas, police captain has died after a shooting early Thursday afternoon, multiple sources confirmed. The NBC station in Kansas City is reporting that police responded to a shots fired call around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. The caller said multiple people were shooting at... more »
  • Fired BRPD officer arrested for using badge to access courthouse

    June 9, 2016 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man after he attempted to fraudulently use a Baton Rouge Police Department badge to gain access to the 19th Judicial Courthouse downtown. 33-year-old Melvin Cosey, of Hammond, was booked by BRPD on a charge of fraudulent portrayal of a police officer... more »
  • New Orleans police officer succumbs to injuries

    June 7, 2016 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer injured in a weekend traffic collision has died. The department in a news release said 11-year veteran Natasha Hunter died Tuesday. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says the 32-year-old officer was a "dedicated public servant who loved her family, her job... more »
  • Former policer officer who shot dog gets 1 year probation

    May 27, 2016 10:10 AM

    LAKE CHARLES - A former southwest Louisiana police officer convicted of shooting and killing a dog has been sentenced to one-year supervised probation, five days of community service and a fine of $250 plus court costs. The American Press reports Brian Thierbach, who pleaded no contest in April to a... more »
  • Officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case

    May 23, 2016 11:05 AM

    BALTIMORE - A Baltimore police officer has been acquitted of assault and other charges in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody. A judge found Officer Edward Nero not guilty of misconduct in office and... more »
  • Off-duty cop kills man who went on stabbing rampage, killing 2

    May 10, 2016 10:47 PM

    TAUNTON, MA - Authorities have identified a man who they say killed two people and wounded four others in stabbing attacks at a home and a shopping mall in Massachusetts before being shot dead. The Bristol County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that 28-year-old Arthur Darosa crashed a car outside... more »
  • New Roads officer negligently discharges weapon, questions raised over investigation Play Video

    March 11, 2016 5:42 PM

    NEW ROADS - A City of New Roads Police officer is on administrative leave tonight after he accidentally discharged his weapon after responding to a scene in his personal vehicle. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, and tonight questions are being raised about the way the City of New... more »
  • Baldwin man arrested on 18 counts of attempted murder

    February 18, 2016 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 50-year-old Baldwin man has been arrested for multiple counts of attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated criminal damage to property. Wednesday's arrest was the result of a Louisiana State Police investigation into the shooting that happened last December in Baldwin. State police... more »
  • Mississippi police officer shot in head

    February 14, 2016 12:22 PM

    CLARKSDALE, Miss. - Authorities in northwest Mississippi say an officer was shot while investigating a robbery. Mayor Bill Luckett says Officer Derrick Couch was found on the street outside a convenience store that had been robbed late Saturday by two masked men. The report said the officer was hospitalized after... more »
  • Police officer accused of beating, kidnapping wife

    January 6, 2016 11:26 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Plaquemine Police officer Tuesday on charges he attacked and kidnapped his estranged wife. Deputies accused 28-year-old Justin Bush of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and malfeasance in office. Sheriff Brett Stassi said they were notified Tuesday that Bush's wife called Plaquemine... more »
  • Two people killed by Chicago police officer identified

    December 26, 2015 12:28 PM

    CHICAGO - The Cook County medical examiner has identified two people killed in a Chicago police shooting as a 19-year-old black man and 55-year-old black woman. Spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman says Quientonio Legreir and Betty R. Jones were killed early Saturday on the city's West Side. Jones was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Chicago officer charged in killing of black teen

    November 24, 2015 11:28 AM

    CHICAGO - A white Chicago police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting a black teenager. Charges announced Tuesday come as the city prepares to release a squad-car video of Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on Oct. 20, 2014. The... more »
  • Show me your hands, or moves, dancing officer says to teens Play Video

    October 30, 2015 12:38 PM

    WASHINGTON - Show me your hands, or your dance moves. A D.C. police officer helped defuse a fight between teenagers in a Washington park by challenging one of them to a dance-off. Seventeen-year-old Aaliyah Taylor says a woman officer arrived Monday and when she saw Taylor dancing to the popular... more »
  • Albuquerque mayor: City mourning officer's death

    October 29, 2015 11:35 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE - Albuquerque's mayor says he and other residents of the New Mexico city are mourning the death of Officer Daniel Webster. The Albuquerque Police Department says Webster died early Thursday morning after being hospitalized after being shot during an Oct. 21 traffic stop. Mayor Richard Berry said Webster served... more »
  • Off-duty Memphis police officer shot, killed

    October 11, 2015 5:16 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Authorities say an off-duty Memphis police officer is dead after being shot multiple times. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said 31-year-old Terence Olridge was taken to a local hospital on Sunday where he later died. Armstrong said officers got a call around 1 p.m. about a shooting... 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 »
  • Prayer rally brings comfort to slain officer's family 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Man pleads not guilty to killing New Orleans officer

    July 6, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The man accused of shooting and killing a New Orleans police officer while he was being taken to jail has pleaded not guilty. Thirty-three-year-old Travis Boys appeared Monday before a judge to enter a plea in the death of Officer Daryle Holloway. Prosecutors are seeking... more »
  • Rapper 'The Game' charged with hitting off-duty officer

    June 29, 2015 3:31 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The rapper known as "The Game" has been charged with hitting an off-duty Los Angeles police officer during a basketball game. The hip-hop artist, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, was charged with one felony count of making criminal threats and one count of misdemeanor assault... more »
  • Warrant details deadly struggle between officer, prisoner

    June 22, 2015 1:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An arrest warrant described the final actions of a officer struggling to keep hold of the prisoner in his custody, even after investigators said the prisoner shot him from the back seat of a police cruiser while on his way to Orleans Parish Prison. Investigators said... more »
  • Bicyclist dies in New Orleans collision with pickup truck

    May 18, 2015 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an off-duty officer heading home after a shift Sunday night struck and killed a 70-year-old bicyclist. Police say in a news release that the accident occurred shortly after 11:00 p.m. when the bicyclist and a pickup truck collided at an intersection. Police say... more »
  • Police: Wisconsin state trooper shot and killed

    March 25, 2015 2:16 AM

    FOND DU LAC, WI - Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. Police said the suspect also was killed. Fond du Lac police said late Tuesday that the incident occurred... more »
  • Louisiana police officer pleads guilty to reckless driving

    March 24, 2015 10:27 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Louisiana police officer originally charged with driving under the influence has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in Florida. Florida State Attorney's Office tells The Daily Comet Collier County Judge Vince Murphy ordered 33-year-old Varick Taylor Jr. on Monday to pay a $250 fine plus court and prosecution... more »
  • Irish police officer shot during visit to New Orleans

    January 28, 2015 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say an Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, becoming one of the latest victims in a string of shootings putting the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities. Authorities say Brian Hanrahan was... more »
  • Deputy: Police kill man who fired at officers

    January 27, 2015 2:14 AM

    NEW HOPE, MN - Authorities say two police officers were wounded in a shooting inside a suburban Minneapolis city building. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office chief deputy Mike Carlson tells KARE-TV that two officers were being sworn in inside the New Hope City Hall when a man approached and fired shots.... more »
  • Funeral arrangements planned for fallen officer

    December 31, 2014 1:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A police department spokesperson announced funeral plans for a Denham Springs officer who died after a crash on his motorcycle this week. James Foster Jr. died Tuesday after he was taken off life support at a local hospital. Police said Foster was responding to a... more »
  • Attorney: Ferguson grand jury announcement Monday

    November 24, 2014 1:09 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - A lawyer for Michael Brown's family says they have been notified that the grand jury considering whether to indict a Ferguson police officer his shooting death has made a decision. Attorney Benjamin Crump told The Associated Press on Monday that the St. Louis County prosecutor's office has... more »
  • Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries

    November 24, 2014 12:31 PM

    CLAYTON, MO - The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married. Records at the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds office show that 28-year-old Darren Wilson married Barbara Spradling on Oct. 24. A municipal judge performed the... more »
  • New Orleans officer suspended for 'unauthorized force'

    September 26, 2014 3:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A veteran New Orleans Police officer has been placed on an unpaid "emergency suspension" after police said he used "unauthorized force" on a 16-year-old girl. Officer Terrance Saulney, a 24-year veteran of the department's Juvenile Bureau, is accused of using force on the girl as she was... more »
  • Lafayette officer stable following shooting

    September 12, 2014 5:45 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette police officer is in stable condition following an overnight shooting. The shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Willow Apartments. Police say the officer was searching an apartment for a suspect in another shooting that took place Thursday morning when the suspect and the... more »
  • Ferguson reforms met with rancor at city meeting Play Video

    September 10, 2014 2:05 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death to promote community healing. Instead, they were greeted Tuesday night with anger, outrage and warnings of... more »
  • Ex-cop who burned body post-Katrina seeks leniency

    August 15, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer is about to be re-sentenced in connection with one of the crimes that came to symbolize the chaos and law enforcement scandals that followed Hurricane Katrina. Gregory McRae already is imprisoned for burning the body of Henry Glover - who was... more »
  • Lawsuit is another black eye for gutted Sorrento PD Play Video

    August 12, 2014 10:08 PM

    SORRENTO - The town is being sued after an accident involving one of its police officers. Last September, officer James Bell was involved in an accident on Airline Highway inside town limits. The crash happened before the force was dropped by its insurance provider and before the town council... more »

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