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  • Dozens rally on Capitol steps for change

    December 7, 2014 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Cries for justice on the steps of the Capitol were loud and clear. Dozens of people rallied together in a united cause to bring about change and awareness. The group that organized the rally is Baton Rouge Organizing. The "I Can't Breathe" event was... more »
  • 4 ex-New Orleans officers awaiting new trial

    November 28, 2014 11:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors are asking for a new judge to preside over future proceedings should the government decide to retry five New Orleans police officers in the Danziger Bridge shootings. The request was filed among other documents with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will decide... more »
  • Budget axe swings, takes out police and fire positions Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:25 PM

    BAKER - Six positions were cut from the city of Baker's budget Tuesday, two firefighters and four police officers. The cuts will help balance the budget that had a near million dollar deficit. The move was approved by the council when it backed the balanced 2014-2015 budget. "We're... more »
  • Drivers: confusing light change leading to numerous wrecks

    July 9, 2014 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Numerous car wrecks have plagued an intersection that was recently changed and drivers have complained the confusion surrounding the new flow is causing the crashes. People who drive the area frequently said Wednesday, on the scene of another crash, there had been at least three at... more »
  • Pastor accused of stealing, bleeding church dry

    June 10, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City police officers and parish sheriff's deputies are searching for a pastor who is accused of writing forged checks and cashing them at different locations. Investigators accuse Joshua Lamb, 25, of bleeding the bank accounts of the True Fellowship Christian Church on Plank Road dry. He... more »
  • New report: half of officers don't "click it"

    December 11, 2013 10:04 AM

    LOS ANGELES - If you've ever been pulled over by a police officer for not wearing a seat belt, there's a decent chance the officer also wasn't buckled up either. While 86 percent of Americans now wear seatbelts, an upcoming study that'll be published by California officials estimates that roughly... more »
  • Four men stopped for illegally selling vacuums Play Video

    September 19, 2013 9:52 PM

    WALKER - Four people were arrested here for selling vacuums door-to-door. They were peddling Kirby models, which is against the law in this Livingston Parish town. An ordinances prohibits door-to-door solicitation. "I told the man I didn't need one and I couldn't afford it," Scott Brooks said. ... more »
  • Henderson police officers charged in illegal ticket system Play Video

    July 23, 2013 5:06 PM

    HENDERSON - Two of Henderson's top police officers were charged with three felony counts each following a state Office of Inspector General investigation. Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd each face charges of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and filing false public record. If... more »
  • Police release names of two officers stabbed Monday

    April 9, 2013 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The city police department released the names of two officers, stabbed in a confrontation with a man Monday. Police said Cpl. Donald Johnson, 42, and Officer Brian Strong, 29, were attacked at a house on North 24th Street. Bradford Louis Etheredge, 37, was shot after stabbing Johnson... more »
  • 2 officers with Covington PD face charges

    March 25, 2013 5:20 PM

    COVINGTON - Two Covington Police officers have been arrested on charges of simple battery and malfeasance in office. Monday's arrest of former Officer Anthony Adams and Officer Nicholas Harper came in connection with the alleged use of excessive force on someone being arrested at the police department. The alleged incident... more »
  • 2 New Orleans officers face suspension

    March 6, 2013 7:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans police officers will be placed on emergency suspension after each was charged with battery and malfeasance in office in two separate incidents that occurred last year. Department spokeswoman Remi Braden says Lt. Mike Field and Officer Jamal Kendrick will be suspended without pay. Field... more »
  • Sorrento hires 2 new police officers

    December 31, 2012 8:35 AM

    SORRENTO - The shorthanded Sorrento Police Department will get some much-needed help soon. The Town Council unanimously approved during a special meeting Friday the hiring of two new police officers. James Bell, who Police Chief Earl Theriot said had worked previously for the Scott Police Department, and former... more »
  • 2 New Orleans police officers shot, 1 suspect dead

    March 1, 2012 7:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two New Orleans police officers are undergoing surgery after being shot during a traffic stop near City Park. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says two suspects were also shot Thursday morning by the officers. One suspect died at the scene and the other was wounded. Serpas says the... more »
  • Police: Florida shootout suspect has a criminal record

    January 24, 2011 12:50 PM

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Police have tentatively identified the man suspected of killing two Florida police officers and wounding a U.S. marshal during a shootout. St. Petersburg Police spokesman Michael Puetz says officers went to arrest 39-year-old Hydra Lacy Jr. at a house Monday morning. He says investigators... more »
  • Federal probe of BRPD actions after Katrina is over

    January 4, 2011 12:38 PM

    Baton Rouge police officers have been cleared by the Justice Department of any wrongdoing in the days after Hurricane Katrina. State police officers from New Mexico and Michigan alleged some Baton Rouge officers harassed African-Americans and conducted illegal searches. Tens of thousands of evacuees from the New Orleans... more »
  • Convicted officers remain free on bond until March

    December 10, 2010 10:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Two of the men convicted in connection with the death of a man shot after Hurricane Katrina , will remain free on bond, until they are sentenced March 24. Officer Gregory McRae is convicted of burning 31-year old Henry Glover's body in a car, outside a strip... more »
  • Trial for police shooting to resume

    November 17, 2010 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A trial for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in a man's death after Hurricane Katrina is scheduled to resume today. The trial was suspended Monday and Tuesday so U.S. District Judge Lance Africk could tend to a family medical emergency. A jury has... more »
  • Jury selection starts in Katrina burned body case

    November 8, 2010 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jury selection is underway in the trial for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in the death of a man whose burned body turned up in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Former officer David Warren is charged with shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover outside a strip mall... more »
  • 2 N.O. officers charged with lying about shooting

    September 30, 2010 12:52 PM

    Two New Orleans police officers have been charged with lying under oath about the fatal shooting of a man outside the city's convention center after Hurricane Katrina. Thursday's six-count indictment charges the officers, Ronald Mitchell and Ray Jones, with obstruction of justice and perjury for allegedly giving false deposition... more »
  • New trial date for N.O. cops charged in death

    September 29, 2010 5:46 AM

    Two New Orleans police officers charged in the 2005 beating death of a 48-year-old man will get a new trial date. The start of the trial for officers Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore has been moved from Oct. 4 to April 4, 2011 in order to give more time... more »
  • Judge tosses brutality suit against officers

    August 29, 2010 4:33 PM

    A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing three Opelousas police officers of brutality. Judge James Doherty ruled there was insufficient evidence to bring the case to trial. Adrien Henry filed suit in 2008 against Sgt. Bill Ortego, Sgt. Brody Ortego and Freddie Henderson, a reserve officer. Henry claimed excessive... more »
  • Deadline extended for death penalty decision

    August 18, 2010 5:34 AM

    The deadline for the Justice Department to decide whether to seek the death penalty against four current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina has been extended. Prosecutors now have until Sept. 10 to announce a decision instead of Aug. 31.... more »
  • 3 to be arraigned in Katrina police shootings

    July 27, 2010 5:53 AM

    Three current or former New Orleans police officers are to be arraigned on charges they conspired to cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents after Hurricane Katrina. Sgt. Arthur Kaufman and retired Sgt. Gerard Dugue, who investigated the shootings, face federal charges including obstruction of justice. The indictment claims former... more »
  • Indicted NO officers have detention hearing

    July 16, 2010 4:58 AM

    The police officers charged in the killing of two unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina and the cover-up that followed are headed back to court to plead their case for bail. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and Officer Anthony Villavaso pled not guilty to 27... more »
  • Teen shot by New Orleans police

    June 21, 2010 6:04 AM

    Three New Orleans police officers are on administrative leave after the shooting death of a teenager. Police say officers were responding to a call of shots fired Sunday night when they were directed to a man carrying an assault rifle. Investigators say officers confronted the teen and demanded he drop... more »
  • Ex-officers arraignment today in burned body case

    June 17, 2010 5:13 AM

    Four current or former New Orleans police officers will be arraigned on federal charges in the shooting and burning of a man after Hurricane Katrina. A grand jury indicted former Lt. Robert Italiano, Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann, Lt. Travis McCabe and Officer Gregory McRae last week on charges that include obstruction... more »
  • Zachary Police officers want a raise

    May 11, 2010 4:52 PM

    Zachary Police officers want a raise. Tonight, they're asking the council to consider $2 more per hour. But Mayor Henry Martinez says he's already cut corners to afford their annual increase. "As we look at revenue and projection of revenue to come in, it's hard enough to keep doing... more »
  • Seattle police kill suspect in officer slayings

    December 1, 2009 7:01 AM

    The man suspected of gunning down four police officers in a suburban coffee shop was shot and killed by Seattle police early Tuesday. Maurice Clemmons was shot to death in a working-class south Seattle neighborhood after police tracked him down using possible hiding spots supplied by Pierce County investigators. Authorities... more »
  • Deadly shooting in Bossier City

    October 3, 2009 2:17 PM

    Two Bossier City police officers have been involved in a shooting that killed an assault suspect. The shooting is now under investigation. The unarmed suspect is accused of assaulting a 77-year-old woman at a Bossier City drugstore. When the suspect was stopped in his vehicle, authorities say he got out... more »

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