The Investigative Unit

  • Diocese appeals sex lawsuit to SCOTUS

    Updated: 8:51 AM 8/28/2014

    BATON ROUGE- The Diocese of Baton Rouge has filed an appeal with the nation's highest court involving a sex abuse lawsuit in Baton Rouge. It comes as new details are emerging about the lawsuit which was unsealed this week. This case involves Rebecca Mayeux, who is now 20. She... (More)
  • City won't back settlement in case over officer-involved shooting

    City won't back settlement in case over officer-involved shooting

    Updated: 10:27 PM 8/14/2014

    BATON ROUGE- A settlement deal, first reported by the WBRZ Investigative Unit last month, between the city and the family of a man who was killed by police has been stopped by the city council and the mayor's office. A source told the Investigative Unit, despite a letter supporting... (More)
  • Council backs firing of injured cop

    Council backs firing of injured cop

    Updated: 7:23 AM 8/12/2014

    WALKER - The city council here sided with the police chief and fired a police officer who was injured on the job. The vote to oust Mark Ubas Monday will likely mean Ubas will sue. His lawyer believes the city did not follow the Family Medical Leave Act, or... (More)
  • USS Kidd financial woes remain evident in audit

    USS Kidd financial woes remain evident in audit

    Updated: 5:30 PM 8/11/2014

    BATON ROUGE - USS Kidd leaders are working to correct financial troubles, mismanagement and lack of oversight made by its previous administration. Last September, News 2's Investigative Unit first uncovered the problems and questionable spending surrounding the ship. The Legislative Auditor's office released the ship's 2013 audit Monday, giving... (More)
  • Investigative Unit: State police investigating WFPSO Captain

    Updated: 6:46 PM 8/7/2014

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Louisiana State Police have launched an investigation after allegations of wrongdoing surfaced within the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office. West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel called on State Police last month to look at the alleged improprieties. It all centers around Captain Michael Taylor. The... (More)
  • Policy changed after toddler drowns in state custody

    Updated: 6:47 PM 7/31/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Beginning tomorrow, the state will require all foster families to fence off swimming pools after a toddler drowned while in state custody this year. 22-month-old Michael Bananno died after he wandered into a swimming pool back in June. The investigation was ruled an accident by the... (More)
  • Revised ruling in 20-year-old sentencing case

    Revised ruling in 20-year-old sentencing case

    Updated: 11:43 PM 7/21/2014

    BATON ROUGE- In a revised ruling, the First Circuit Court of Appeals announced a case involving a 20-year-old sentence that has never been served should be sent back to a district court for consideration. The ruling deals with Stanley White of Ascension Parish. White pleaded guilty to killing an... (More)
  • Ex-government worker paid nearly $300k

    Ex-government worker paid nearly $300k

    Updated: 4:15 PM 7/18/2014

    BATON ROUGE- Former Alcohol Tobacco Control commissioner Murphy Painter received a nearly $300,000 check from the state related to his resignation and bills from his legal case that followed. Painter left the organization after an investigation in 2010 where inspectors were reviewing if he illegally used his position to... (More)
  • Businessman arrested in mansion, warehouse raid

    Updated: 7:51 PM 7/15/2014

    BATON ROUGE - Federal agents seized evidence that included a Ferrari during a synthetic pot raid Tuesday at numerous locations around Baton Rouge. Agents from Homeland Security Investigations detained Tim Tran to question him about possibly importing synthetic marijuana and money laundering. Investigators seized computers, a bag full of... (More)
  • The Investigative Unit: From confessional to court

    Updated: 5:06 AM 7/10/2014

    BATON ROUGE - The Diocese of Baton Rouge is firing back over a lawsuit involving a local priest who didn't report sexual abuse he knew about to authorities or parents of the alleged victim. The case is now tangled up in court, and has already made its way to the... (More)

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