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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 11, 2012 11:21 AM
BREAUX BRIDGE- Several groups including relatives of a 16-year-old who was shot and killed by a Breaux Bridge police officer are demanded an independent investigation. The Advocate reports the groups have characterized the death as excessive force against an unarmed teenager who panicked. State police say Darneisha Harris was shot... more »
December 4, 2012 10:24 AM
ABBEVILLE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Vermilion Parish jury has found a former Delcambre police officer guilty of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. Caldwell said in a news release Tuesday that Friday's conviction of 53-year-old Ernest Billiot stemmed from a 2008 incident in which Billiot abused his... more »
November 30, 2012 9:46 AM
COLD SPRING, Minn. - A police officer has been fatally shot during a routine check on a resident in central Minnesota.
Stearns County Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold says the male officer died late Thursday evening behind an apartment above a bar in Cold Spring near St. Cloud.
A... more »
November 21, 2012 12:46 PM
NEW YORK - A New York City police officer charged with plotting to kidnap, torture, cook and eat at least 100 women had discussed having "girl meat" for Thanksgiving. Prosecutors say Gilberto Valle made the remark in an online chat in February with an unidentified man. They read the transcript... more »
October 2, 2012 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police arrested two men this week accused of beating an off-duty Baton Rouge Police officer during an argument in August.
Investigators arrested Anthony and Joshua Tamburello of LaPlace in connection with the altercation Aug. 19 at the Highland Village Condominiums.
Police said the officer approached a... more »
September 6, 2012 2:54 PM
JOLIET, Ill. - A jury has convicted former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of murdering his third wife. Jurors returned with a guilty verdict against Drew Peterson on Thursday in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio. The 58-year-old Peterson faces a maximum 60-year prison term. Savio's body was found... more »
September 6, 2012 2:50 PM
Baton Rouge- A Baton Rouge police officer, accused of falsifying four misdemeanor summonses, is now under arrest.
Police say between June 6 and July 26, Derek Burns issued four misdemeanor summonses to three people without their knowledge.
The victims told investigators that they had never come into contact... more »
August 23, 2012 10:19 PM
BATON ROUGE- A city police officer is recovering after he was attacked, off duty by a group of guys.
Austin Roussel was arrested and investigators believe three to five others were involved in the attack.
According to police, the officer identified himself as a member of law enforcement... more »
August 3, 2012 7:44 PM
A cop in Honolulu pleaded guilty to growing marijuana indoors and blamed his girlfriend for getting him involved in the operation. Michael Chu pleaded guilty to conspiring to grow 48 plants with the intent to distribute 49 pounds of weed. His girlfriend, Athena Lee, pleaded guilty earlier this week. Both... more »
July 25, 2012 10:56 AM
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario - Authorities say a man is dead and a police officer injured after they fell over a retaining wall near Niagara Falls during a chase. Police said the officer was pursuing a man Tuesday afternoon and they both went over a wall, plunging near or to the... more »
July 5, 2012 12:30 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 47-year-old Kansas City police officer has been charged with corruption after prosecutors say he demanded two women have sex with him in exchange for not arresting them. Jeffrey Holmes was released on $75,000 bond Tuesday after being charged with two counts of acceding to corruption... more »
April 6, 2012 6:47 AM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police say they have suspended an officer accused of driving drunk in an unmarked city vehicle while off duty. Police spokesman Remi Braden says Causeway Police pulled over 33-year-old Ryan Aucoin shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, the 24-mile-long bridge that... more »
March 1, 2012 6:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - Forty-one-year-old Michael Anthony Joseph has been in and out of prison since he was 19 years old.
Baton Rouge Police say he shot a cop after a brief struggle on Sycamore Street Wednesday night. Joseph was stopped while riding a bike, and investigators say the officer... more »
February 15, 2012 7:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White has suspended an officer for 30 days for an incident last October in which the officer hit another car with his police unit and drove off. White says that during the incident, Cpl. Jeffrey Coleman became impatient while driving his patrol... more »
December 29, 2011 4:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A police officer suffered a stab wound while attempting to break up a fight Wednesday evening.
Officials say the fight broke out in a crowd of more than 20 people at an Algiers housing development.
The officer was stabbed in the shoulder.
He received... more »
December 21, 2011 8:47 AM
COVINGTON- A Covington police officer has resigned after pleading guilty to simple battery for choking a man during a traffic stop and leaving him handcuffed a long time in the back of a patrol cruiser. The Times-Picayune reports that 32-year-old Sgt. Eric Driscoll pleaded guilty minutes after he was charged... more »
December 8, 2011 12:10 PM
BLACKSBURG, Va. - State police say the gunman who killed a police officer at Virginia Tech appears to have walked into a parking lot and shot the officer during a traffic stop. Sgt. Robert Carpentieri says it appears that the shooter also was not in the car that was pulled... more »
October 7, 2011 4:42 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A year after District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office dropped charges against a New Orleans police officer in the death of a police dog, an Orleans Parish grand jury has indicted Sgt. Randy Lewis.
The Times-Picayune reports the panel Thursday indicted Lewis on one count of malfeasance... more »
October 5, 2011 5:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has returned a 16-count indictment against a former Baton Rouge police officer accused of stealing cash seized in drug investigations.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 28-year-old Michael Thompson of Denham Springs was charged Wednesday with 16-counts of theft for... more »
July 16, 2011 12:02 PM
HOUMA, La.- A Houma police officer was arrested for allegedly getting into a fight outside a bar in Thibodaux
Dex Martin, who has been with the Houma police department since March 2010, and Keli Defiore, of Thibodaux, were seen on the street pushing each about 2:15 a.m. Friday morning.... more »
April 13, 2011 5:04 PM
BATON ROUGE - A five-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department was arrested this afternoon in suspicion of stealing money taken during narcotics investigations.
Department spokesperson Sgt. Don Stone said Officer Michael Thompson, 27, resigned from the force before he was taken into custody this afternoon.
Stone... more »
April 13, 2011 3:43 PM
TRUMANN, Ark. - An Arkansas couple says a policeman killed during a late night traffic stop pushed his colleague out of harm's way despite having been shot in the neck.
Keith Elumbaugh says Trumann police stopped his car shortly before midnight Tuesday while he and his girlfriend gave 37-year-old... more »
March 22, 2011 1:27 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has refused to postpone a sentencing hearing for a retired New Orleans police officer who was convicted of burning the body of a man who was shot by police in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.
Gregory McRae is scheduled to be sentenced on March 31... more »
March 15, 2011 12:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer charged in deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina is asking a judge to dismiss his indictment, claiming prosecutors tainted the case.
A defense attorney's court filing Monday says the state and federal cases against Sgt. Kenneth Bowen improperly used... more »
February 8, 2011 11:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer convicted of writing a false report on a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina claims new evidence could clear him. Police Lt. Travis McCabe was convicted in December of charges he falsified a report to make it appear that Officer David Warren... more »
December 22, 2010 3:00 PM
SALEM, Ore. - A jury has handed down death sentences for a man and his son who were convicted of planting a bomb that killed two Oregon police officers. The sentences for 59-year-old Bruce Turnidge and 34-year-old Joshua Turnidge were read in a Salem courtroom Wednesday. Prosecutors say the pair... more »
November 19, 2010 3:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A man who was being sought as a suspect in a Louisiana crime spree that included bank robbery, murder and kidnapping, has committed suicide in Oklahoma City, Okla. A deputy U.S. Marshal confirmed to the Banner-News in Magnolia, Ark., that 26-year-old Stephen Salsbury Jr., who had a... more »
November 5, 2010 6:24 AM
LAKE CHARLES - A Leesville police officer has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Charlie Lopez was charged with distribution of hydrocodone and anabolic steroids and with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. Lopez faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. more »
November 3, 2010 8:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the shooting injury last November of a Baton Rouge police officer working a private security detail. John L. Butler was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by four years of active supervised probation, after Butler pleaded guilty to aggravated... more »
October 29, 2010 4:10 PM
WINNFIELD - After three hours of deliberation, a state court jury has returned a not guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield Police officer accused of applying eight Taser shocks to a handcuffed man who later died. Friday's verdict clears Scott Nugent in the death of Baron... more »
October 26, 2010 7:09 AM
A 29-year-old man has pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder charges in the 2008 shootings of two Baton Rouge police officers who confronted him after a high-speed car chase. Christopher Joseph Johnson of Baton Rouge also pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of felon in possession of a firearm. The... more »
October 25, 2010 4:45 AM
A former Thibodaux police officer has sued the city and the Assumption Parish sheriff. He claims he was unfairly forced to resign in connection with allegations that he falsified a 2008 report about two Assumption inmates allowed to travel to the city in a parish vehicle. The former officer, Rodney... more »
October 24, 2010 9:42 AM
An Oakdale policeman is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl while employed as a police officer.
Authorities say 25-year-old Robert Tillis of Oakdale turned himself in Friday and was booked into the Allen Parish jail with carnal knowledge of a juvenile and malfeasance in office.
... more »
October 19, 2010 12:44 PM
A federal judge has refused to postpone a sentencing hearing for a former New Orleans police officer who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.
The former officer, Michael Hunter, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17.
... more »
October 13, 2010 6:43 AM
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to postpone a sentencing hearing for a former New Orleans police officer who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. The former officer, Michael Hunter, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 17, but... more »
October 9, 2010 11:19 AM
The New Orleans police officer who left his K-9 in his patrol car only to find him dying has agreed to pay $11,500 in restitution to the police department. Primo, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, died at a veterinarian's office after a series of seizures. Jason Lewis pleaded guilty to misdemeanor... more »
September 30, 2010 7:51 AM
A minor accident in a Shreveport parking lot has landed a police officer in trouble. Earlier this month, a police officer saw one of the department's cars parked in a lot with damage to the front bumper. After investigators began looking into who caused the damage, Cpl. Robert L. Rivet,... more »
September 20, 2010 7:36 PM
A man was arrested this afternoon for allegedly stealing a car from an off-duty Hammond police officer and attempting to run him over. Authorities said 18-year-old Devante Fisher was arrested after the officer told deputies that around 5:30 a.m., he heard his vehicle, which was parked in front of a... more »
September 13, 2010 7:16 AM
Ruston police say an officer was shot several times when he answered a call about a suspicious vehicle on the lot of a car repair shop. Elaine King, a spokeswoman for LSU Hospital in Shrevpeort, says 38-year-old Cpl. Marchale Canty is in serious condition. A police news release says Canty... more »
September 6, 2010 11:17 AM
State authorities are investigating a shooting involving a Many police officer. Louisiana State Police said in a news release that the shooting happened near an apartment complex early Sunday when an officer fired on a car occupied by several people. One woman was struck by the officer's bullets. Her injuries... more »
August 31, 2010 5:34 AM
Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to reconsider his refusal to postpone a sentencing hearing for Jeffrey Lehrmann. Lehrmann is a former New Orleans police detective who pleaded guilty to helping cover up a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina. Justice Department lawyers want the judge to postpone Lehrmann's sentencing... more »
August 30, 2010 7:26 AM
A Thibodaux police officer has been arrested in the alleged rape of a 22-year-old Nicholls State University student. Corey Morris was arrested and booked with simple rape. Nicholls State University Police Sgt. Michael Richard says Morris, who was on-duty and in uniform, allegedly raped the intoxicated student after giving her... more »
August 27, 2010 6:04 AM
Former LSU Police Officer Thomas Eugene Fife has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for possession of child pornography that a prosecutor said included images of children being raped by adults. Fife was also fined $10,000 and ordered to serve 10 years of post-prison supervision. Fife served 21 years... more »
August 25, 2010 6:12 AM
Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested an Amite police officer on a charge of second-degree battery. Deputies say Joseph Phillips was involved in a fight Saturday night, while Phillips was not on duty. Amite police say the victim was female and her injuries were not serious, and no weapon was... more »
August 19, 2010 7:07 AM
A former Patterson police officer convicted in September 2009 of a misdemeanor civil rights violation has been sentenced to one year in federal prison. Jeffrey Jermaine Prince is convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in May 2008 when she arrived at the Patterson Jail to visit her brother, who was... more »
August 19, 2010 5:01 AM
The trial has been postponed for a former Louisiana police officer accused of repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a stun gun before he died. In January 2008, former Winnfield police officer Scott Nugent allegedly shocked 21-year-old Baron Pikes nine times with a 50,000-volt Taser while arresting him. Pikes' death... more »
July 29, 2010 12:45 PM
Two New Orleans police officers have been indicted on federal civil rights charges in the beating death of a 48-year-old man.
An indictment handed up Thursday against the officers, Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore, includes charges of deprivation of rights under color of law and obstruction of justice... more »