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  • 5 ex-cops plead guilty in post-Katrina shootings

    April 20, 2016 2:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Five former police officers have pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina. In exchange for the pleas, the ex-officers will see drastically less prison time. The officers were convicted in 2011 but U.S.... more »
  • Initial police report indicates other officers rescued injured BRPD patrolman after shootout

    February 15, 2016 1:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police released the criminal history of the man who shot two police officers in a shootout Saturday . Calvin Smith, 22, died from injuries he received when the two officers he shot returned fire. He was taken to a hospital where he died a... more »
  • Attorneys defend officers in Tamir Rice shooting

    December 29, 2015 12:00 PM

    CLEVELAND - Attorneys for the two Cleveland police officers who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice say the officers' actions were based on what they knew at the time. On Monday, a grand jury determined the two shouldn't face criminal charges. Frank Garmback was the officer who drove the... more »
  • Heavy traffic bogs down Baton Rouge highways

    November 29, 2015 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic for miles is what drivers witnessed all day, Sunday. People heading back home after Thanksgiving, to fans going back to their state after the LSU v. Texas A&M game, the interstates were packed with drivers. "Baton Rouge is usually pretty bad. We've done this a few... more »
  • Gun shop ordered to pay millions to injured police officers

    October 13, 2015 6:53 PM

    MILWAUKEE - A jury has ordered a gun shop to pay nearly $6 million to two Milwaukee police officers who were seriously wounded when shot by a gun purchased at the store. Jurors issued the ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit against Badger Guns. The lawsuit alleges the store was negligent... more »
  • Funeral set for second Mississippi officer shot to death

    May 12, 2015 4:10 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Funeral arrangements have been set for the second of two Mississippi officers killed in a traffic stop. A funeral home in McComb says 25-year-old Officer Liquori Tate will be buried Friday after a funeral in Hattiesburg. Officer Benjamin Deen will be buried Thursday in Sumrall after a... more »
  • Obama signs law on donations to slain NY officers' families

    April 1, 2015 5:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure allowing people to write off donations they made this year to the families of two slain New York police officers. Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Dec. 20 by a man... more »
  • BRPD investigating officers on Mardi Gras float

    February 23, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said several of his officers are under investigation after they appeared while off-duty on a Spanish Town Mardi Gras float which lampooned a sex crimes victim. The float had pictures of former reality TV star Will Hayden and his daughter Stephanie Ford,... more »
  • Police doubling manpower downtown Play Video

    February 10, 2015 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE-Police expect to be able to double the number of officers patrolling the growing downtown area by October. "We're just trying to get ahead of the curve so we don't neglect this area," Baton Rouge Police Lt. Johnny Dunnam said. The force will expand from ten to... more »
  • Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

    January 2, 2015 12:58 PM

    CHARLESTON, WV - Authorities say a father and son's multistate crime spree left a North Carolina couple dead and their home torched before the suspects were caught after a New Year's Day shootout that wounded two police officers in West Virginia. West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said... more »
  • Chipotle apologizes for NY worker's police protest

    December 30, 2014 2:01 AM

    NEW YORK - Two Chipotle chief executives have apologized to New York City police officers who were greeted by a restaurant employee making the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture popular with protesters. Co-Chief Executive Officers Steve Ells and Monty Moran said in a statement Monday that the employee's action appeared... more »
  • Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casket

    December 26, 2014 12:25 PM

    NEW YORK - Hundreds of additional mourners are expected this evening to join the colleagues and family members of a New York City police officer who was killed along with his partner in an ambush last weekend. The crowd is expected to spill into the streets outside a church in... more »
  • 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 »

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