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  • Police: officer shot man who tried to take gun

    August 31, 2014 9:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. says an officer shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly tried to grab the officer's gun while threatening his life. Coppola says the 27-year-old man was being arrested on suspicion of drunk while intoxicated shortly after 1... more »
  • Lake Charles Man Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer

    August 3, 2014 11:40 PM

    Lake Charles- A Lake Charles man was booked into the parish jail on multiple charges after pretending to be a police officer when stopped by a Louisiana State Trooper this evening. On the August 3, 2014, at 06:30 p.m., a state trooper observed a vehicle speeding on U.S. Highway... more »
  • Houma police officer wins judgment against agency

    July 18, 2014 8:12 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Houma police officer who sued the agency in 2012 for unfair treatment has won a $350,000 federal court judgment. The Courier reports Sgt. Kyle Faulk sued the department for mistreatment after disagreeing with state legislation that continued to keep the police chief position out of... more »
  • Gary police officer found shot dead in patrol car

    July 6, 2014 7:38 PM

    GARY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say they have a person of interest in custody after a Gary police officer was found shot to death in his patrol car. Police Chief Wade Ingram Jr. told the Post-Tribune the person was taken into custody hours after Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was found dead... more »
  • Shreveport police officer arrested

    December 20, 2013 8:12 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport police officer placed on administrative leave earlier this month has been arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with obstruction of justice. A police statement says 33-year-old Andre Wilson was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Thursday afternoon, with bond set at $10,000.... more »
  • Zwolle Police Officer arrested in porn case

    August 29, 2013 4:17 AM

    MANY, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police have arrested a Zwolle Police officer for pornography involving juveniles, indecent behavior with juveniles, obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. State police booked 33-year-old Calvin L. Aaron Jr., of Zwolle, on Wednesday. He's being held in the Sabine Parish Detention Center. It... more »
  • Lafayette Police Officer Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    May 18, 2013 7:48 PM

    A single vehicle crash on LA Highway 3000 north of Interstate 10 which claimed the life of a Lafayette man and off duty Lafayette Police Officer. Troopers say on May 18, 2013, shortly before 2:00 p.m., 45-year-old Richard "Ricky" Rees, an off-duty Lafayette Police Lieutenant, was driving a 2013 Harley... more »
  • Arrest in alleged attack on police officer

    April 18, 2013 8:38 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police in Shreveport have made an arrest in connection with an alleged attack on a police officer. The arrest came a day after an officer was investigating an alleged attempt to sell stolen goods. A suspect allegedly tried to hit the officer while driving away in... more »
  • State Police: Breaux Bridge Police Officers Involved in Shooting

    December 2, 2012 10:33 PM

    UPDATE: A family member has confirmed that 16-year-old Daraneisha Harris was the person shot by Breaux Bridge Police. As of Sunday night, officials have not confirmed her condition. State Police confirmed a shooting in Breaux Bridge around 8:00pm Sunday night involved two Breaux Bridge Police Officers. Trooper Stephen Hammons... more »
  • Afghan Officer Kills Three Americans

    July 22, 2012 2:21 PM

    An Afghan police officer opened fire at a training center in western Afghanistan on today, killing three Americans, a police official told CNN. The Afghan official, who declined to be named, said the three victims were most probably trainers at the West Zone Police Training Center in Herat province. The... more »
  • 3 suspects wanted for shooting at police officer

    July 5, 2011 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are searching for three suspects who shot at a police officer while he was in his patrol car investigating a car burglary. The shooting occurred just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. Police Sgt. Donald Stone tells The Advocate the three people, who had... more »
  • Ball police officer dies in fiery crash

    June 27, 2011 9:10 AM

    BALL, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fiery car crash that claimed the life of a Ball police officer. Trooper say Officer Russell A. George was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 165 around 2:50 a.m. Sunday when his struck an abandoned bicycle in the roadway, lost control, ran... more »
  • Baton Rouge Police Officer Arrest on Drug Charges

    November 11, 2010 7:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police have arrested one of their own officers on drug charges. An arrest warrant says Cpl. John Conrad Dauthier, a nine-year veteran of the police department, allegedly used prescriptions he obtained online to illegally receive a painkiller from five separate out-of-state pharmacies. Sgt.... more »
  • Former Vinton Police Officer Enters Guilty Plea

    November 9, 2010 12:03 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A former Vinton assistant police chief has pleaded guilty to malfeasance. Chad Porterfield, 35, of Vinton, entered his plea Monday in Lake Charles. Porterfield's sentencing was set for July 6. He faces up to five years in prison. As part of a plea agreement, a... more »
  • Oakdale Officer Arrested for Carnal Knowledge and Malfeasance

    October 22, 2010 6:47 PM

    From State Police: Today, Louisiana State Police Region 2 detectives assigned to the Lake Charles field office arrested an Oakdale man for carnal knowledge of a juvenile and malfeasance in office. On October 20, 2010, troopers were contacted by the Oakdale Police Department and asked to investigate a complaint... more »
  • Opening arguments for Taser trial

    October 21, 2010 10:06 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent used force that was unreasonable and unwarranted when he shocked a handcuffed prisoner nine times during an arrest, Winn Parish District Attorney Chris Nevils told a jury of three men and nine women Thursday. Nugent, 24, is on trial for... more »
  • Jury Seated in trial of a former Winnfield Police Officer Charged in a Taser Death

    October 20, 2010 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has been seated in the manslaughter trial of former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent, who is accused in the Taser death of a man he arrested. It took eight days before the panel was seated Wednesday and came only after the district attorney... more »
  • Amite police officer booked

    August 25, 2010 9:33 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested an Amite police officer on a +BLSN Heavy Blowing Deputies say 48-year-old Joseph Phillips of Amite was involvement in an altercation that became physical Saturday night, while Phillips was not on duty. Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona tells that the... more »
  • Houma Police Officer Cleared

    May 13, 2010 10:00 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis says the U.S. Justice Department has cleared Houma Police in a discrimination complaint. The Courier of Houma reports that two black teenagers claimed they were attacked in April 2007 while leaving a downtown Houma club. Their mother filed a complaint with... more »
  • Church Point Police Officer Shooting

    April 15, 2010 1:23 PM

    Officer Willey Cocco is on paid administative leave while Louisiana State Police investigate the case. ---------------------------------- Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Region 2 Detectives continued their investigation into shooting involving a Church Point Police officer. The officer has been identified as Officer Willie Cocco. Troopers also learned that... more »
  • Four men wanted for impersonating police

    February 23, 2010 12:48 PM

    On February 18, 2010, at approximately 9:00 am, the victim reported that four men identifying themselves as police officers came to his apartment at 1400 North Bertrand Drive. The first male was white and approximately 6'3" and 200 lbs. He told the victim they had a report of drugs activity... more »
  • Police Impersonator Arrested

    January 13, 2010 9:38 AM

    (St. Martinville, La.)-On January 8, 2010, detectives with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Cody Patrick Theriot (27), New Iberia, for one count of False Personation of a Police Officer. Patrol Deputies observed what appeared to be a law enforcement unit parked on a headland along La. 347... more »
  • Car burglars charged with Attempted Murder

    November 27, 2009 10:55 AM

    Car Burglary Suspects Attempt to Strike Officer with Car On November 26, 2009, at approximately 11:15 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department were patrolling the parking lot of the downtown library when they came upon a vehicle burglary in progress. The suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle and... more »
  • Officer Stops Rape in Progress

    November 26, 2009 11:29 AM

    D.P.S. Police Officer Stops Rape In Progress BATON ROUGE - Late Wednesday night, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) police officer patrolling the Louisiana State Police headquarters campus in Baton Rouge stopped an aggravated rape in progress at BREC's Independence Park. Shortly before midnight on November 25th, the... more »

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