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Baton Rouge Mayor Supports Family of Alton Sterling in Call for Officer's Firing

May 26, 2017
Attorneys for Alton Sterling's children sent a letter Wednesday to Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie demanding that the two officers involved in Sterling's fatal shooting last July be fired. Hours later, Broome joined the family in the call for discipline, agreeing that one of the officers, Blane Salamoni, be terminated.

Crime Up, Arrests Down as New Orleans Faces Severe Officer Shortage

May 23, 2017
A new report on the New Orleans Police Department shows that a recent uptick in violent crime has come amid a dramatic decrease in the number of arrests. And both trends seem to be fueled by depleted troop strength.

Crime Up, Arrests Down as New Orleans Faces Severe Officer Shortage

May 23, 2017
A new report on the New Orleans Police Department shows that a recent uptick in violent crime has come amid a dramatic decrease in the number of arrests. And both trends seem to be fueled by depleted troop strength.

Louisiana Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges in Thursday Shooting of 3 Officers

May 12, 2017
A trooper with Louisiana State Police, a Marksville police officer and a Simmesport police officer were injured during the shooting in Avoyelles Parish, a spokesperson with the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Richard Pennington, Former Police Chief of New Orleans and Atlanta Dies

May 9, 2017
Richard Pennington, who attained national renown for bringing departmental reforms and helping reduce crime rates while serving as chief in New Orleans, died May 4 at a hospice center in Atlanta. He was 70.

Louisiana Attorney General Orders Investigation of Alton Sterling Shooting

May 4, 2017
Louisiana's attorney general said Wednesday the state will launch its own investigation into the shooting death of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge Police last year.

Officers in Alton Sterling Shooting Will Not Face Federal Charges, Report Says

May 2, 2017
The Justice Department has decided not to bring charges against the officers involved in the death of Alton Sterling, whose videotaped shooting by police in Baton Rouge last summer prompted unrest across the city, and is planning to reveal in the next 24 hours that it has closed the probe, sources tell the Washington Post.

Louisiana Deputy Killed in On-Duty Crash

May 1, 2017
According to a statement from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Deputy Justin L. Beard, 26, was killed Sunday morning while responding to a burglar alarm during a severe thunderstorm.

New Orleans Homicide Unit “Completely Broken,” Detective Says

April 18, 2017
With nearly three out of every four murders going unsolved this year, morale within the New Orleans police homicide unit has ebbed to a caustic level, sources say, as detectives feel crushed by excessive caseloads and overtime restrictions, and tensions with Orleans Parish prosecutors reaching their highest level in nearly a decade.

Man Linked to 2 LA Deputies' Deaths Released on Parole

April 6, 2017
A man linked to the 2012 slayings of two St. John the Baptist Parish, LA, sheriff's deputies was released from prison last week on "good time parole" after serving less than half of his original sentence.

Congressman Defends Border Patrol’s Use of Deadly Force Against Rock Throwers

April 4, 2017
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) has posted a video on his Facebook page defending the right of Border Patrol agents to respond with deadly force against people throwing rocks at them.

Video: Congressman Defends Border Patrol’s Use of Deadly Force Against Rock Throwers

April 4, 2017
U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) has posted a video on his Facebook page defending the right of Border Patrol agents to respond with deadly force against people throwing rocks at them.

Attorneys for BLM Activist Try to Get Officer’s Lawsuit Dismissed

March 28, 2017
An attorney for Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson urged a federal judge Monday to dismiss a lawsuit by an unnamed Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest four days after the deadly police shooting of Alton Sterling in the city.

Louisiana Officer Found Guilty of Manslaughter in Shooting of Boy

March 27, 2017
An Avoyelles Parish, LA, jury convicted a former Marksville deputy marshal of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter Friday in a shooting at the end of a chase that left a 6-year-old boy dead and the boy's father seriously wounded.

K-9 Killed, Officer Injured in LA Shooting

March 23, 2017
A shooting in Louisiana Wednesday night left two people and a K-9 dead, and an officer wounded.

Louisiana Sheriff’s Sergeant Killed Investigating Rape

March 19, 2017
An East Baton Rouge Parish (LA) Sheriff’s deputy was killed Saturday night while responding to a call about an alleged rape at a hair salon.

Louisiana Lieutenant Found Dead in New Orleans Police Gym

March 8, 2017
A law enforcement officer found dead Tuesday afternoon in the gym of New Orleans Police Department's headquarters was a lieutenant with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office who previously worked for decades at the NOPD, the sheriff's office said.

Video: "Cajun Captain" Clay Higgins Places "Thin Blue Line" Flag Outside His Congressional Office

March 1, 2017
Former St. Landry Parish (LA) Sheriff's captain Clay Higgins, who vaulted to fame in a series of local Crime Stoppers videos, is now a U.S. Congressman. Congressman Higgins recently placed a "Thin Blue Line" flag honoring the service and sacrifice of American law enforcement outside of his Washington, DC, office.

"Cajun Captain" Clay Higgins Places "Thin Blue Line" Flag Outside His Congressional Office

March 1, 2017
Former St. Landry Parish (LA) Sheriff's captain Clay Higgins, who vaulted to fame in a series of local Crime Stoppers videos, is now a U.S. Congressman. Congressman Higgins recently placed a "Thin Blue Line" flag honoring the service and sacrifice of American law enforcement outside of his Washington, DC, office.

Louisiana Woman Jumps on Attacker to Rescue Officer

February 20, 2017
Vickie Williams-Tillman was on her way to the store Sunday morning when she noticed a Baton Rouge police officer struggling with a man on the side of the road.
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