Updated: 8:21 PM 9/16/2014BATON 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)
Updated: 6:47 PM 9/15/2014ST. 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)
Updated: 10:57 PM 9/12/2014BATON 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)
Updated: 9:53 PM 9/9/2014BRUSLY - Town leaders plan to hold an auction to recoup some of the money used on questionable items purchased by the former police chief. In addition to dozens of guns current police chief Richie Johnson calls unnecessary, the town is getting rid of cattle prods, a bull whip,... (More)
Updated: 4:50 PM 9/9/2014BATON ROUGE - Ahead of a Wednesday hearing to determine the fate of Mary Roper as parish attorney, Roper's attorneys are blasting the Metro Council for its attempts to fire her and released details of their own investigation into accusations Roper broke the rules. The calls for Roper's dismissal... (More)
Updated: 7:06 AM 9/9/2014BRUSLY - Former police chief Jamie Whaley is under the microscope again following an audit that found he had access to two separate and secret bank accounts as chief. The situation was discussed Monday evening when Brusly leaders met their regular meeting. They focused conversation on $1500 worth of... (More)
Updated: 6:42 PM 9/8/2014BATON ROUGE - At least 14 kids were put out of Scotlandville Magnet High School last week after a violent video surfaced showcasing a major fight. The fight led to six arrests. Three adults were cited for disturbing the peace and so were three juveniles. Valencia Pope, 46, was... (More)
Updated: 6:47 PM 9/4/2014BATON ROUGE- The city police chief has confirmed to the Investigative Unit, the officer at the center of a scandal involving some racially charged text messages has resigned. WBRZ and the station's Investigative Unit broke the story Wednesday in an exclusive report by Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto. Wednesday,... (More)
Updated: 3:13 PM 9/4/2014BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office suspended a jail worker who erroneously allowed an illegal immigrant to bail out of jail. Friday, East Baton Rouge corrections officers released Bernardo Gomez, 27. But, he was supposed to be held in jail for ICE agents. Gomez,... (More)
Updated: 7:36 AM 9/4/2014BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police Officer is under fire for a string of text messages he is accused of sending to another person containing racial slurs. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Baton Rouge Police are in the midst of two investigations where detectives are looking into cell... (More)
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