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  • State may take against Kinder police chief

    April 13, 2014 2:44 PM

    KINDER, La. (AP) - The theft and malfeasance case against Kinder Police Chief Gary Pelican is expected to be turned over to the state attorney general's office. Allen Parish District Attorney Todd Nesom told The American Press that he will ask to be recused from the case because of a... more »
  • Sorrento police chief going back on patrol

    January 13, 2014 9:50 AM

    SORRENTO, La. (AP) - Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. and his assistant chief will be on patrol, but without the special type of insurance coverages required for police patrols. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley and Sorrento Mayor Mike Lambert said Theriot told them he intends to start patrolling again... more »
  • Mamou police chief sued by ex-dispatcher

    May 8, 2012 8:33 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former radio dispatcher with the Mamou Police Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the city's police chief. Pamela Manual alleges she was arrested without a warrant in May 2011 and held in the town's jail for three days without food, running water and access... more »
  • Jennings Police Chief & Mayor React to Documentary

    March 1, 2012 11:09 PM

    A documentary called "Dark Minds" airing on Investigative Discovery features the Jennings 8 murder case and to some, it might seem like the program drags law enforcement through the mud. After a full hour, "Dark Minds" creator M. William Phelps explored every possible theory on who killed eight women... more »
  • Mayor, police chief say be nice during Carnival

    February 9, 2012 9:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As the parade season gets underway in New Orleans this weekend, and the mayor and police chief are asking people to practice three things - common sense, common courtesy and common safety. Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday said the combination would make Mardi Gras more fun... more »
  • Mermentau Council Seeks to Remove Police Chief

    December 12, 2011 11:21 PM

    The Mermentau police chief is in hot water, after being arrested last week in Crowley. Monday night the Mermentau Village Council heard complaints from citizens and decided what action, if any, they can take. Police Chief Amber Dubois was noticeably missing from Monday night's meeting. But she still managed... more »
  • Pine Prairie Chief Takes Temporary Job Out of State

    November 15, 2011 11:02 PM

    Pine Prairie Police Chief Todd Ortis has been out for almost a week, and his absence has stirred up mixed feelings. That's because while he's on another job, he's still collecting a pay check from the city. According to officers, Ortis has been out since last Wednesday because he... more »
  • Springfield's mayor, police chief out on bail

    July 25, 2011 10:30 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, La. (AP) - Springfield's mayor and police chief are out on bond after being booked on charges accusing them of covering up a drunken driving arrest at the request of a friend of the mayor's. State Inspector General Stephen Street told The Daily Star of Hammond that his office... more »
  • Alexandria starts looking for police chief

    June 15, 2011 9:44 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - City of Alexandria officials hope to introduce the next chief of the Alexandria Police Department within the next 90 days. Mayor Jacques Roy has appointed Loren Lampert to serve a 90-day term as interim public safety commissioner following the resignation of Chief Ernest R. Tully last... more »
  • Former Police Chief Passes Away

    May 7, 2011 11:34 PM

    A former Kaplan police chief has passed away. Thomas "Tommy" Guidry has died, after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be at Vincent Funeral Home, in Kaplan Sunday from 9 am until 10 at night.
  • New police chief for NO bridge

    January 19, 2011 8:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter E. Maggiore has been hired as the chief of the Crescent City Connection police force. According to a Wednesday news release, Maggiore served as deputy chief for the bridge's police department since 2008. The bridge police are responsible for providing security and traffic management for... more »
  • Krotz Springs Moving Forward With New Mayor and Police Chief

    January 3, 2011 11:57 PM

    Krotz Springs officially got a new mayor and chief of police Monday night, but not before more than half of the police department resigned. New Chief Norman Mouille said the department might be shorthanded right now, but not without help. "We're going to work with Chief Mouille, train his officers,... more »
  • Vidalia Police Chief Charged with Making False Statement to Federal Agents

    November 1, 2010 4:05 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Ronald G. "Tapper" Hendricks, Chief of Police of Vidalia, La., was charged with making false statements to federal law enforcement agents in the course of an investigation into the use and disposition of certain firearms at the Vidalia... more »
  • Former Kenner Police Chief Sal Lentini dies

    October 29, 2010 9:44 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - Salvador J. Lentini, who served 28 years as Kenner's police chief, has died after a long illness. A spokesman for the City of Kenner, Emile LaFourcade, says Lentini died Thursday at Canon Hospice. He was 87. Kenner's current police chief, Steven Caraway, worked under Lentini for... more »
  • RESULTS Vermilion Parish Election 2010

    October 3, 2010 12:18 AM

    Election results are in for Vermilion Parish. Voters ousted the incumbent mayor in Maurice. Newcomer Wayne Theriot defeated Robert Ferguson on Saturday night. Maurice voters keep their Police Chief. Warren Rost has been in the office more than two decades. Here's a look at the final numbers:... more »
  • Elections in Your Parish

    September 27, 2010 10:48 AM

    All Acadiana parishes will hold elections October 2nd for local offices ranging from mayor and police chief to school board members. Every parish in the state will also decide on which one of eight candidates will become lieutenant governor. Polls are open Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Here's... more »
  • Youngsville's Campaign Vandals

    September 9, 2010 5:29 PM

    On October 2nd, Youngsville's voters will head to the polls and choose representatives for Police Chief, the Mayor's office and City Council. With the election under a month away, the campaign trail can be pretty hot. Take a drive through Acadiana and you can't miss them; they're campaign signs, but... more »
  • Port Allen mayor, police chief indicted

    September 1, 2010 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Port Allen's mayor and police chief have been indicted on federal racketeering charges for allegedly taking bribes from businesspeople. The charges against Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Frederick Smith in Wednesday's 22-count indictment include violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, mail fraud... more »
  • UNO police chief hurt, 2 held in protest scuffle

    September 1, 2010 9:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two people were arrested and the University of New Orleans campus police chief was injured Wednesday in a scuffle with members of a crowd that refused to leave the administration building after a student protest against deep budget cuts. Police Chief Tim Harrington left the scene... more »
  • Monroe Police Chief Asks Court to Bar Demotion

    August 3, 2010 6:13 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe's mayor demotes the police chief to captain, and the chief asks for a court order to remain chief while he appeals the decision. Chief Ron Schleuter (SLOO-ter) has been on administrative leave since Feb. 16, after news reports revealed he had been secretly taping Mayor... more »
  • White Castle Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty

    July 22, 2010 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White Castle Police Chief Mario D. Brown has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge to 11 criminal charges including racketeering, bribery and wire fraud. A federal indictment issued July 7 alleges that Brown provided political favors for businessmen promoting Cifer 5000,... more »
  • Former Independence Police Chief Has Escaped Prison Time

    July 16, 2010 4:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former Independence Police chief has escaped prison time for his role in arranging for unqualified voters to cast ballots in a February 2008 election. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Friday that 60-year-old Anthony P. Maurer, instead, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to... more »
  • Welsh: Police Chief will not Resign

    June 2, 2010 10:56 AM

    In Jeff Davis Parish, the Police Chief of Welsh says he will not resign after being accused of making a racial slur. Chief Tommy Chaisson is accused of using the slur in a text message to his estranged wife. The Welsh City Council met Tuesday night, where the mayor asked... more »
  • New Orleans Police Chief Announced

    May 6, 2010 12:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nashville police chief Ronal Serpas will return to his native New Orleans to become the city's new police chief. Mayor Mitch Landrieu made the announcement Thursday. The announcement comes a day after Landrieu asked the U.S. Justice Department to send a team down to... more »
  • Landrieu has Appointed an Interim Police Chief for New Orleans

    May 3, 2010 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed an interim police chief. Assistant Superintendent Marlon Defillo is the interim Superintendent of Police until a new police superintendent can take over. Landrieu said Monday that two people remain under consideration for the top post. He hopes to have... more »
  • New Orleans: Two Confirmed Trying for Police Chief

    April 28, 2010 1:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The police chiefs for Nashville and for Washington State confirm that they're candidates for the police chief's job in New Orleans. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste and Nashville Police Chief Ronal Serpas are originally from southeast Louisiana - Batiste from Hammond and Serpas from New... more »
  • Lacassin Trial

    April 21, 2010 6:54 PM

    A high profile case is underway in St. Landry Parish. The husband of Krotz Springs Police Chief, Susie Lacassin, is on trial. But, it's what he's accused of and with whom that's drawing attention. Arthur Douglas Lacassin was arrested in 2007 for charges of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.... more »
  • Head Of NOLA NAACP Chapter Resigns From Police Chief Search

    March 29, 2010 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - This city's incoming mayor, the first white mayor in three decades, ran into his first hurdle on Monday when black community leaders said his handling of a police chief search was overly secretive. Until Monday, the election and transition work of Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu had... more »
  • Man found shot to death inside vehicle

    February 26, 2010 8:54 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old Jennings man has been found shot to death inside his vehicle parked on a vacant lot. Police reportedly found the body of Kenneth Pelican late Wednesday night in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Police Chief Johnny Lassiter said he had been shot once... more »
  • Opelousas road closed to right derailed train

    February 18, 2010 11:17 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Part of Louisiana Highway 749 - known in Opelousas as Railroad Ave. - is closed while crews work to right a derailed freight train. Jim Herring of Union Pacific Railroad Co. says the 10 cars were carrying rocks for railroad track beds when they derailed Tuesday... more »
  • No Re-election Run For Abbeville Police Chief

    January 7, 2010 6:27 PM

    With less than a month before qualifying begins for elections in Abbeville, Police Chief Rick Coleman announced he will not seek re-election. He says he has enjoyed his job but he is retiring to spend more time with family members.
  • Officer may face disciplinary action in jail death

    December 13, 2009 8:58 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow says he'll propose disciplinary action against an officer who was on duty when an inmate was beaten to death in a cell earlier this year. Gallow also is expected to release his report next month on proposed safety measures at... more »

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