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  • 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 »
  • New Central police chief wants just $99/month

    June 24, 2014 9:56 PM

    CENTRAL - The next top cop in Central asked the city council to cut his pay since collecting a full time salary risks his retirement. Tuesday night, the council granted Chief-elect James Salsbury's odd request with no opposition. Salsbury retired from the Baton Rouge Police Department in 2005... more »
  • Arrest made in shooting of Jennings police officer

    June 24, 2014 11:58 AM

    JENNINGS - A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Jennings. 30-year-old George Lowdins was booked on first degree attempted murder of a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting an officer by flight, and domestic abuse battery.... more »
  • Cop saves woman from speeding train Play Video

    June 24, 2014 7:38 AM

    RICHMOND, TX - A Texas woman is lucky to be alive after a police officer heroically pulled her from the path of a speeding train. Investigators say the woman laid down on the tracks Sunday, and planned to let the train hit her. The cop's dashboard came shows him... more »
  • Ex-cop wins prison change in Katrina killings case

    May 29, 2014 3:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved a former New Orleans police officer's request for a transfer from a federal prison in California while he awaits a new trial in connection with fatal shootings after Hurricane Katrina. Robert Faulcon is one of five ex-police officers who face a retrial... more »
  • Former New Orleans police officer wants job back

    February 11, 2014 2:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A former New Orleans police lieutenant wants his job back and back pay after prosecutors dropped federal charges against him in the alleged cover-up of Henry Glover's burning and fatal shooting. Travis McCabe was accused of doctoring a police report to make it seem like former Officer David... more »
  • NOPD officer in trouble for speeding

    December 20, 2013 6:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been suspended after fleeing from police on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Authorities say Sgt. Gary Calico, a 22-year veteran of the police force, refused to pull over for a Causeway police officer and led the officer on a high speed chase... more »
  • Officer hurt in heroin-related wreck

    October 8, 2013 11:54 AM

    SLIDELL - A Slidell police officer was hurt after a suspected heroin user crashed into the officer's police vehicle. The police lieutenant is recovering from minor injuries in the incident that took place Monday afternoon. Police say 32-year-old Ronald Ceplina crashed into the police vehicle while it was... more »
  • NOPD suspends officer after off-duty DWI arrest

    September 1, 2013 4:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say an officer has been suspended without pay after being booked with drunk driving while off duty. Spokeswoman Remi Braden says the department is investigating Officer Jayson Germann. State Trooper Nick Manale says Germann, of Bush, apparently lost control of his unmarked car shortly... more »
  • Police officer accused of kidnapping La. man

    August 25, 2013 6:13 PM

    MANY - Authorities in central Louisiana have spent the weekend searching for a man they believe was kidnapped from his home at gunpoint by a Natchitoches police officer. Twenty-five year-old Tony Procell has been missing for almost a week. The Shreveport Times reports that security video at Procell's mobile home... more »
  • Guilty plea by officer in 2012 drug raid death

    August 16, 2013 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a drug raid that ended in the death of a 20-year-old unarmed man. The plea from Officer Joshua Colclough was accepted Friday in New Orleans criminal court.... more »
  • Officer arrested for hitting suspect has troubled career Play Video

    August 1, 2013 4:50 PM

    WALKER - A Walker Police officer accused of hitting a rape suspect while they were in custody recently ran into trouble with past law enforcement agencies for using excessive force. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested James Dipuma, 32, after they said he hit Raymond Robison, 19, while Robison was... more »
  • New Orleans police officer fired

    June 27, 2013 11:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Officials say a New Orleans police officer has been fired for clocking in overtime when he allegedly was doing personal business. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden tells The Advocate that Sgt. John Hunter was fired "after a lengthy, undercover Public Integrity Bureau investigation revealed that he had committed... more »
  • NO police officer fired for violating policies

    June 18, 2013 6:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans Police officer has been fired for violating the department's policy on moral conduct. In a news release, officials said Jeremy Wilcox was dismissed Tuesday. Wilcox was pulled over last July by a St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputy for driving a truck with... more »
  • Off-duty Lafayette police officer killed in Iberville crash

    May 18, 2013 6:45 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - An off-duty Lafayette Police Lieutenant died in a motorcycle crash Saturday on LA Highway 3000, according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Stephen Hammons. Around 2:00 p.m. 45-year-old Richard "Ricky" Rees was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson north on LA 3000. Rees was entering a sharp right... more »
  • Police officer fired after twin brother's death

    May 18, 2013 5:19 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - The Shreveport Police Department has fired the brother of a slain officer, drawing fire from the local police union. Police Chief Willie Shaw said in a statement Friday that he had fired Sgt. Matthew Prunty for violating department policies. However, the head of the Shreveport Police Officers... more »
  • New Orleans police officer booked with forcible rape

    April 18, 2013 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been arrested and booked with the alleged forcible rape of a 15 year-old girl. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden says 42-year-old Desmond Pratt was also booked on charges of sexual battery. Braden says Pratt was placed on emergency suspension without pay following... more »
  • BRPD officers stabbed, suspect killed

    April 8, 2013 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police are investigating the stabbing of two of its officers this afternoon. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said the officers were stabbed after getting in the middle of a dispute between two people at 129 N. 24th Street shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. Stubbs said... more »
  • Ex-officer pleads not guilty to malfeasance

    April 5, 2013 8:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge police officer told a state judge he is innocent of felony charges that accuse him of falsifying misdemeanor summonses while he was on the force. Derek Burns has pleaded not guilty to first-degree injuring of public records and malfeasance. Both offenses carry up... more »
  • S. Africa: former Pistorius detective quits force

    March 7, 2013 10:40 AM

    JOHANNESBURG - South African police say the former lead detective in the investigation of the murder case against Oscar Pistorius has resigned from the police force. Police Brig. Neville Malila said Thursday that detective Hilton Botha voluntarily applied to leave the service. Botha made several procedural errors in his role... more »
  • Defense offers kinky photos in NY cannibal case

    January 31, 2013 10:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Lawyers for a New York City police officer charged with seeking to kill and eat women want potential jurors to see kinky photos they say were part of their client's fantasy world. One staged Internet photo shows a nude woman hog-tied and served up on a roasting... more »
  • Ex-cop seeks new judge for retrial over shooting

    January 29, 2013 7:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans police officer has asked a federal judge to disqualify himself from presiding over his retrial on charges he fatally shot a man without justification in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath before the man's body was burned in a car. A court filing Monday by lawyers... more »
  • Funeral arrangements released for slain officer

    January 28, 2013 4:12 PM

    CHARENTON - Authorities in St. Mary Parish released funeral details this afternoon for the police officer killed during a shootout this weekend. Investigators said Sgt. Rick Riggenbach, 52, with Chitimacha Police died during a confrontation Saturday with Wilbert Thibodeaux, who police said killed another man and set his mobile... more »
  • BRPD officer clings to car as suspect drives off Play Video

    January 8, 2013 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer is recovering after he was dragged down O'Neal Lane as he tried to stop a suspect from fleeing. The officer noticed a suspicious car parked behind a bank on O'Neal. He followed the suspect to a nearby gas station to question... more »
  • NYPD officers shot in separate incidents

    January 4, 2013 7:09 AM

    NEW YORK - Three New York City police officers are recovering after being shot in separate incidents that left one suspect dead and four under arrest. The shootings occurred in a one-hour span Thursday night. Off-duty Police Officer Juan Pichardo was shot in the thigh at his family's... more »

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