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8 Louisiana Officers Indicted on Charges of Excessive Use of Force

Eight officers with the Shreveport (LA) Police Department are now accused of using excessive force against two men a prosecutor said had "raised their hands ... in an apparent attempt to surrender without resistance" following a police pursuit.

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Louisiana Officer Lauded for Buying Boy a Bicycle to Replace Stolen One

An officer with the Sulphur (LA) Police Department was recently hailed on a local television news program for doing something he likely never thought would become part of a public dialog—a simple act of kindness for a young boy who wanted a bicycle but whose family could not easily afford the purchase.

Louisiana State Police Trooper Dies of Injuries Sustained On Duty

Trooper George Baker of the Louisiana State Police suffered severe injuries while responding to a vehicle pursuit last week.

Louisiana Troopers Struck by Police Vehicle, Injured During Pursuit

The two troopers who were injured had reportedly deployed a spike strip on the road and were removing it, when a Hammond police unit involved in the chase hit them.

Louisiana Officer Wounded, Gunman Killed in Shootout

A deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office was wounded and a gunman was killed in a gunfight on Sunday.

New Orleans Police Announce End to "Informational Checkpoints"

The New Orleans Police Department has announced that it will discontinue performing what it called "informational checkpoints" at which officers were trying to "verbally provide information regarding the current stay-at-home order in place within Orleans Parish due to the current COVID-19 public health crisis.

Critically Wounded Baton Rouge Officer Making "Remarkable Progress"

Cpl. Derrick Maglone's sister said there was some concern early on about his ability to walk and swallow, but by Tuesday he was swallowing on his own and was able to walk to the restroom.

Baton Rouge PD Identifies Slain Officer, DA to Seek Death Penalty

The slain officer has been identified as Lt. Glenn Dale Hutto, Jr. He served on the force for 21 years. The Baton Rouge Police Department posthumously promoted Hutto to the rank of lieutenant after the shooting.

Louisiana Officer Killed, Another Wounded in Gunfight with Suspect

An officer with the Baton Rouge Police Department was killed and another wounded following an armed confrontation with a barricaded suspect over the weekend.

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Actor Matthew McConaughey and Wife Donate 80K Face Masks to First Responders

Actor Matthew McConaughey—alongside his wife, Camila Alves McConaughey—personally delivered thousands of protective masks to police and fire stations in Austin on Thursday.