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Man Who Tried to Run Down Louisiana Officer Found Guilty of Felony Aggravated Assault

December 7, 2018
A Shreveport, LA, man who was accused of attempting to run over a police officer following a robbery at a local casino a year ago has been found guilty of felony aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer.

Louisiana Officer Shot—Body Armor Sends Ricocheting Bullet Safely Away

December 3, 2018
Sheriff Jay Russell said that the bullet struck the deputy in his body armor, then ricocheted into the back seat of the squad car. He said that the deputy should be okay.

Louisiana Officer Arrested for DWI After Leading Police on High-Speed Chase

November 28, 2018
Carlos Peralta, 53, was booked Sunday with driving while intoxicated, aggravated flight from an officer and reckless operation of a vehicle, according to Jefferson Parish arrest records.

Louisiana Motor Officer Dies of Injuries Sustained During Funeral Escort Duty

November 19, 2018
The Slidell (LA) Police Department posted to Facebook news that Motor Officer Jason Seals has succumbed to injuries sustained in late September while participating in funeral escort duty.

Louisiana Department Will No Longer Hold Prayer Vigils

October 19, 2018
The Shreveport Police Department will no longer host or promote prayer vigils after the Freedom From Religion Foundation—a national nonprofit that advocates for the separation of church and state—argued that the practice was unconstitutional.

Louisiana Motor Officer Seriously Injured During Funeral Procession

September 26, 2018
Officer Jason Seals was participating in the funeral escort on his patrol motorcycle when a vehicle unexpectedly pulled out in front of him, causing him to strike the vehicle and be ejected from his motorcycle, the Slidell (LA) Police Department said on Facebook.

Louisiana State Police Superintendent Says Newspaper Should 'Move Forward'

September 2, 2018
In a letter to the editors of The Advocate, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Kevin Reeves said that the newspaper has unnecessarily made mention of an incident that occurred more than 20 months ago in news coverage unrelated to that event.

Video: Businessman Gives New "Blue Roof" to Louisiana Sheriff's Deputy

August 23, 2018
Darren Domingue—owner of Lafayette Roofing & General Contractors—has for the second time in the span of just a couple of months constructed for free a new roof on the home of a deserving law enforcement officer, according to KATC-TV. Last month, a new roof went to a Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputy. Today, Matthew McGinley, another Lafayette Sheriff’s deputy, received a new roof.

Baton Rouge PD Adopts New Policy for Faster Release of OIS Videos

August 22, 2018
Baton Rouge police announced their Public Release of Critical Incident Recordings policy, which creates a protocol for the review of any recordings from critical incidents involving an officer and requires a decision from the police chief within 12 days about its public release.

Louisiana K-9 Shot, Killed in Pursuit of Attempted Murder Suspect

August 20, 2018
The Lincoln Parish (LA) Sheriff's Office announced that K-9 Boco was shot and killed on Friday during the pursuit of a suspect wanted for second-degree attempted murder.

Louisiana Officer Killed in Patrol Car Crash

May 22, 2018
Officer Ayrian Williams was traveling to provide another officer assistance when she attempted to dodge a hazard in the road, lost control of her vehicle, and struck a tree. She was transported to St. Francis Medical Center and pronounced dead.

New Orleans Officer, 4 Other People Shot in Sunday Rampage

April 23, 2018
After that shooting, Harrison said, NOPD officers gave chase to Williams in the stolen car, following him through the city before Williams crashed a red Toyota Corolla on North Carrollton Avenue near Flowerdale Court. The crash damaged another vehicle, which was occupied by three people at the time.

Louisiana Officer Shot on Easter Released from Hospital

April 10, 2018
Deputy Justin Nail, who was shot in the abdomen on Easter, was released from the hospital Sunday and is continuing to recuperate at home.

Some Baton Rouge Officers Angry at Firing of Comrade who Shot Alton Sterling

April 4, 2018
Chief Paul said he took full responsibility for the flack he’s gotten for his decision. He said he did a poor job at the March 30 press conference explaining his reasons for taking the actions he did against Salamoni and Lake.

Louisiana Deputy Wounded, Suspect Killed in Easter Sunday Gunfight

April 2, 2018
The pursuit started just before 5 a.m. when deputies attempted to pull Johnson over because they believed he was a suspect in some vehicle burglaries. Johnson refused to stop and fled in his vehicle before the crash and exchange of gunfire.

Baton Rouge Chief Fires Officer who Shot Alton Sterling

March 30, 2018
Officer Blane Salamoni has been terminated effective today, and Howie Lake II has been suspended for three days, Paul said at a Friday evening press conference.

New Orleans (LA) Police Department

March 30, 2018

NOPD's new EPIC program is creating a new culture that promotes ethical policing at a grassroots level.

Video: Louisiana Chief Stabbed in Face, Critically Injured

March 28, 2018
Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in connection with the Tuesday night stabbing of a Louisiana police chief who was critically injured.

Baton Rouge Mayor, Police Chief Announce Internal Investigation of Sterling Shooting

March 27, 2018
"The people of this parish have been civil in their reaction to a long and frustrating process from federal and state authorities and now of course citizens of this parish have every right to peacefully and publicly protest," the mayor said. "Calmly and legally exercising first amendment rights is always acceptable in this parish but acts of violence and lawlessness are not."

Video: Baton Rouge Officers Cleared by AG in Shooting of Alton Sterling

March 27, 2018
“Both officers reported that when they were on the ground, they saw Sterling’s right hand in his pocket, with his hand on a gun,” the Justice Department reported in announcing it would not prosecute them. “Officer Salamoni reported that he saw the gun coming out and attempted to grab it, but Sterling jerked away and attempted to grab the gun again. Officer Salamoni then saw “silver” and knew that he had seen a gun, so he began firing.”
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