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  • School Resources Officers Work to Make Campuses Safer

    February 21, 2013 11:33 PM

    We've heard quite a bit about weapons on school campuses in the last few months across the nation and right here in Acadiana. From the start of this school year to last week, 46 weapons have been found on Lafayette Parish school campuses. Twenty-eight of those were weapons like knives... more »
  • Youngsville Police Department Lacking Officers

    June 28, 2012 11:26 PM

    Some people in Youngsville are raising the question, why is there a shortage of police officers in the small city? The issue of police staffing came up Monday at a special council meeting to discuss a one cent sales tax that is dedicated to police protection. At the meeting,... more »
  • Welsh police officers' TED hours request denied

    March 7, 2012 10:34 AM

    WELSH, La. (AP) - Welsh officials have denied a request by the police chief to increase the hours off-duty officers can work an interstate traffic enforcement detail. The American Press reports Police Chief Tommy Chaisson asked the council Tuesday to approve a measure to keep the program going at a... more »
  • 2 New Orleans police officers shot, 1 suspect dead

    March 1, 2012 8:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two New Orleans police officers are undergoing surgery after being shot during a traffic stop near City Park. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says two suspects were also shot Thursday morning by the officers. One suspect died at the scene and the other was wounded. Serpas says... more »
  • 2 officers cleared in shooting incident

    January 5, 2012 9:07 AM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say two officers followed proper procedures in shooting at a Pineville man after he rammed a police car with his vehicle during a chase in December. A Pineville police officer and a Rapides Parish sheriff's deputy fired at 19-year-old Corey Cheek, after his vehicle rammed... more »
  • Narcotics Officers Investigate Pot Mailed to Car Wash

    September 12, 2011 10:33 PM

    Lafayette Metro Narcotics officers are still trying to figure out how a package of illegal drugs ended up at a Lafayette car wash. Police say the box contained six pounds of marijuana, a street value of roughly $10,000, and was shipped through the U.S. Postal Service. Todd LeMaire, the... more »
  • Officers involved in shooting will return to work

    August 16, 2011 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say four Baton Rouge police officers accused of shooting and killing an armed man after a chase that ended in West Baton Rouge Parish will return to work. Sgt. Don Stone tells The Advocate Paul Brown, Richard McCloskey, Nicholas Morgan and Joshua Ellis were... more »
  • Louisiana Man Gets 115 Years for Shooting Officers

    February 1, 2011 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 115 years in prison for shooting and wounding two police officers after he led them on a car chase following a traffic stop in 2008. State District Judge Tony Marabella sentenced Christopher Joseph Johnson on Monday... more »
  • Jury convicts 3 officers in post-Katrina death

    December 9, 2010 9:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury on Thursday convicted three current or former New Orleans police officers but acquitted two others in the death of a man during Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. The jury of seven women and five men on convicted former officer David Warren of manslaughter in... more »
  • "Fake" Law Enforcement Officers Making Stops in St. Martin

    October 22, 2010 10:58 AM

    According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, two men were posing as police officers in the Catahoula area near Leblanc Street. It happened around 6:10 a.m. this morning. The suspects are described as white males, early twenties, driving a dark colored Honda Accord or similar type vehicle, with blue... more »
  • 2 Officers Wounded in Omaha Hospital Shooting

    September 29, 2010 12:08 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha police say two officers and a suspect have been wounded in a shooting at Creighton University Medical Center. Police spokesman Jacob Bettin says the officers suffered minor wounds and that the suspect was critically wounded in the shooting Wednesday. Bettin says the shooting occurred inside... more »
  • No bond for officers in Katrina police shootings

    September 23, 2010 9:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A magistrate has rejected another bid to set bond for four current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Defense attorneys on Thursday asked U.S. Magistrate Louis Moore Jr. to free their clients... more »
  • Judge Tosses Brutality Suit Against Officers

    August 30, 2010 5:48 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing three Opelousas police officers of brutality. Judge James Doherty ruled there was insufficient evidence to bring the case to trial. Adrien Henry filed suit in 2008 against S05 p.m. Baltigt. Brody Ortego and Freddie Henderson, a reserve officer.... more »
  • One Year Since Necole Guillory's Body was Found

    August 19, 2010 7:05 PM

    One year ago, 26 year old Necole Guillory's body was found near interstate 10 in Egan. Guillory is the last of eight Jennings women killed and dumped since 2005. Guillory leaves behind four children--her killer has never been brought to justice. One year later, the multi-agency task force made... more »
  • 3 Officers Plead Not Guilty in Katrina Shootings

    July 14, 2010 8:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three police officers charged in the killing of two unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina and a cover-up that followed pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and Officer Anthony Villavaso stood before a federal magistrate in green... more »
  • Officers Charged In Shooting Deaths On Danziger Bridge Pleaded Not Guilty

    July 14, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three of the officers charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed residents on the Danziger Bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath have entered not guilty pleas. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and officer Anthony Villavaso made their initial court appearances in New Orleans on Wednesday.... more »
  • 5 Current, Former NO Officers Charged in Shooting

    June 11, 2010 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted three current and two former New Orleans police officers in the shooting death of a man and subsequent burning of his body in a car found near a police station after Hurricane Katrina. The 11-count indictment, handed up Friday, accuses... more »
  • 2010 Sex Crime Conference

    June 9, 2010 7:25 PM

    Sex crimes have always been difficult cases for investigators to solve, but officials in Acadiana are making sure they deal with those cases in the best way possible. Renee Louviere, Assistant District Attorney for the 16the Judicial District Court, said there's an increase in the number of cases... more »
  • Officers with Jeff Davis 8 investigation to be DNA tested

    December 27, 2009 5:41 PM

    In order to squash rumors in Jeff Davis Parish officers involved in the Jeff Davis 8 investigation will have their DNA tested against evidence in the cases. The murders have baffled residents and overwhelmed law enforcement. The community has even suspected that a member of law enforcement could be... more »
  • Woman attacks boyfriend with hammer

    November 20, 2009 10:59 AM

    Relationship Violence Ends in Arrest On November 19, 2009, at approximately 7:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of Lafayette Street regarding a disturbance. The victim, a 52 year old male of Lafayette, advised officers that the suspect, his current girlfriend, followed him... more »
  • Eunice teen arrested after high-speed chase

    November 13, 2009 12:06 PM

    Eunice Police arrested 18-year-old Corey Pitre for a multitude of charges. Officers say Pitre is charged with illegal possession of stolen things, 2 counts of flight from an officer, driving wrong way on divided highway or roadway, 3 counts of running a stop sign, driving on shoulder, reckless operation of... more »

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