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  • Firing of BRPD Chief rattles Police Union Play Video

    February 22, 2013 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Union is a force led to protect one another. They represent almost 95% of all Baton Rouge Police Department employees, sworn-in and non-sworn. After Chief Dewayne White's firing, a number of union members are rattled about the decision. "I have talked with... more »
  • Council to talk about electing chief, nearly 30 cities already do

    February 12, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss the possibility of letting voters in the city of Baton Rouge elect the police chief. "It is something that I want to discuss," Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said. Marcelle added the discussion to Wednesday's Metro Council agenda. The Mayor's firing of Dewayne... more »
  • Metro Council to examine electing police chief

    February 12, 2013 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss the possibility of letting voters in the city of Baton Rouge elect the police chief. "It is something that I want to discuss," Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle said. Marcelle added the discussing to Wednesday's Metro Council agenda. The Mayor's firing last week... more »
  • Police union supports firing of BRPD chief Play Video

    February 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police union president Chris Stewart released a statement Friday supporting the mayor's decision to fire former Baton Rouge Police Chief Dewayne White. Stewart said in the emailed statement that White's tenure as chief resulted in "the most tumultuous era ever within the Baton Rouge Police Department."... more »
  • Police Shootings, Bounty?

    March 23, 2012 7:56 PM

    The mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico called for the halt to a police union practice of giving cash to officers involved in shootings. Mayor Richard Berry says he was shocked to learn of the practice. The father of one victim killed by officers called the practice a bounty. The union... more »
  • Police union responds to chief's interview

    October 10, 2011 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of the Baton Rouge police officers union said today that recent comments from Chief Dwayne White about racial profiling in the department went too far. President Chris Stewart gave his response on the WJBO morning show with Clay Young and Kevin Meeks, the same... more »
  • BRPD says post-Katrina allegations are lies

    March 15, 2010 10:19 PM

    State Police from Michigan and New Mexico have accused Baton Rouge Police Department officers of using racism and brutality to keep order in the state's capital. The officers from Michigan and New Mexico came to assist BRPD with keeping order after Hurricane Katrina. The Baton Rouge Police Union didn't mince... more »

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