The Investigative Unit

  • BRPD backpedals on disgraced officer's retirement

    Updated: 9:44 PM 9/29/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Less than a week after the Baton Rouge Police Department admitted Chief Carl Dabadie allowed a disgraced cop to switch his resignation letter into a retirement letter, department spokespersons crawfished on who was ultimately responsible for the decision. Last week, BRPD Media Relations told News 2 that... (More)
  • Chief allows disgraced BRPD Officer to retire

    Updated: 7:09 PM 9/25/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Tonight a Metro Council Member is questioning what she calls a favor to a disgraced cop accused of sending racist text messages. Elsbury resigned less than 24 hours after WBRZ broke the story about those text messages. However, new documents reveal he was allowed to come in,... (More)
  • Allegations over missing money prompt investigation

    Updated: 6:48 PM 9/24/2014

    PORT ALLEN - An investigation is underway by the state attorney general over allegations money went missing after a fundraiser in West Baton Rouge Parish. It centers around West Baton Rouge Parish Deputy Donna LeBlanc. Her daughter Carli Jo was in a bad car wreck in July, and the... (More)

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  • DA admits mistake after Investigative Unit report

    Updated: 7:04 PM 9/19/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla lifted his silence Friday over a juvenile rape case his office prosecuted. Tonight, he admits his office may have made a mistake. It all centers around court paperwork that identifies one victim as 12 years old. However, the conviction paperwork indicates she was... (More)
  • Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    Performance history of officer at center of racial controversy

    Updated: 10:29 PM 9/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A public records request filed by the WBRZ Investigative Unit on the performance history of former Baton Rouge Police officer Michael Elsbury shows he had been the focus of Internal Affairs inquiries seven times since 2002. Elsbury left the force on September 4th, a day after WBRZ... (More)
  • Man gets two years of house arrest for killing baby

    Updated: 6:53 PM 9/18/2014

    GONZALES- Defense lawyers and prosecutors for the State Attorney General's Office reached an agreement Thursday to have man convicted of killing a baby 20 years ago, pay for his crime. A paperwork mistake let Stanley White live a free life when he was supposed to be incarcerated for two... (More)
  • Prosecutor claims DA knew about sex offender's deal

    Updated: 6:51 PM 9/17/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The lead prosecutor on a case involving a man accused of having sex with four juveniles, says District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla was well aware of the deal that was reached. This week the WBRZ Investigative Unit discovered sex offender Johnny Brown was only sentenced to three... (More)
  • Officer's cases under review after racist texts

    Updated: 8:21 PM 9/16/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Cases pending in two different courts are under review after the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit exposed racist text messages allegedly sent by a Baton Rouge Police officer to another person. The messages caused Michael Elsbury, a 15-year veteran, to resign from the department. District... (More)
  • Sex offender's release concerns abuse advocates

    Updated: 6:47 PM 9/15/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - The upcoming release of a man who was convicted of having sex with four juveniles is alarming advocates who represent sex abuse victims. Two of the victims were 13 years old. In the sleepy town of St. Francisville, advocates for sexual abuse victims want residents there... (More)
  • BRPD Officer on leave after crashing into LSU Lakes

    Updated: 10:57 PM 9/12/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department has an internal investigation underway against a rookie police officer who crashed his unit into the LSU Lakes. Multiple sources told Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that the officer had just left a bar and was drinking before the crash. Baton Rouge... (More)

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