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Mother of Ronald Greene, NAACP demand second-in-command trooper's arrest, termination over State Police cover-up

Posted 3:58 PM 1/14/2022 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - The mother of Ronald Greene, with the support of the NAACP, penned a scathing letter to Louisiana State Police demanding the arrest of Lieutenant Colonel Doug Cain after the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered documents showing that the high-ranking trooper had a hand in the cover-up (More)


Second-in-command at State Police implicated in Ronald Greene cover-up

Posted 2:36 PM 1/13/2022 by Chris Nakamoto and Erin McWilliams

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police's second-in-command, Lieutenant Colonel Doug Cain, is implicated in the cover-up of Ronald Greene's death in new documents obtained by the WBRZ Investigative Unit through a public records request.

It's the first time Cain's name has been associated with (More)


Sixteen months after attempt to hide trooper's involvement in drug scheme, criminal investigation now underway

Posted 12:47 PM 1/11/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- A 2020 doctor-shopping investigation took a new focus Monday after sealed court documents were leaked to the WBRZ Investigative Unit showing a Louisiana State Police trooper was a frequent client of a doctor facing charges in the case. 

The trooper, Michael Reichardt, is (More)


Bus system fires leader who was recorded talking about millions in missing money

Posted 5:41 PM 1/8/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) parted ways with Chief Administrative Officer Pearlina Thomas in a brief, three-sentence letter this week.

Sources provided that letter to the WBRZ Investigative Unit. It was written and signed by CEO Bill Deville.

"Thank you for (More)


Prominent lawyer involved in another incident involving weapon at his home on Christmas Eve

Posted 9:10 AM 1/5/2022 by Chris Nakamoto

UPDATE: Parish records indicate Hayes was released from jail Tuesday evening. 

Read the original story below:


BATON ROUGE - A Gwen's Law hearing (More)


Catalytic converter thieves targeted woman's car as she went Christmas shopping

Posted 3:51 PM 12/28/2021 by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- A woman shopping at the mall said it took 20 minutes for thieves to target her new car as she completed some last minute Christmas shopping last week.

Susan Parker said when she went to leave the mall, her car sounded like a tractor. When she looked underneath her car, she saw (More)

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