Baton Rouge Police Department

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Former Baton Rouge police chief Jeff LeDuff comments on the mood of the community two days after the U.S. Justice Department decision not to press federal civil rights charges against two Baton Rouge police officers in the death of Alton Sterling.


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Law enforcement in Louisiana’s two largest cities is under pressure – in New Orleans, it’s pressure from the top down, while in Baton Rouge it’s coming from the bottom up.

State Attorney General Jeff Landry has gone on the warpath against crime in New Orleans.

IACP.org

As police and community relations in Charlotte, North Carolina, are rocked by a questioned shooting, a Louisiana task force began work on recommendations governing law enforcement body cameras. They started out questioning dependability.


Sue Lincoln

After expressing their sorrow and condemning the killing of police officers, Together Baton Rouge made an announcement Tuesday.

“The Governor’s office and the Department of Justice have asked us – Together Baton Rouge – to give leadership to community policing,” Rev. Lee Wesley, one of the leaders of the cross-cultural interfaith organization stated.

Sue Lincoln

Three law enforcement officers are dead, three others wounded as shots rang out and through Baton Rouge once again, at another convenience store – this one, just blocks from Baton Rouge Police headquarters.

Law enforcement officials continue to work the scene in and around the convenience store where 3 officers were killed and another 3 were wounded Sunday morning.

Louisiana State Police commander Col. Mike Edmonson says they believe a suspect shot and killed at the scene was responsible for killing and wounding the officers. That gunman has been identified as 29-year-old Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri.

Two Baton Rouge city police officers were killed, with a third wounded, and one EBR sheriff's deputy was killed, with two other deputies wounded.

S. Lincoln

“I’m announcing my decision to recuse my office from the determination of criminal responsibility in the death of Alton Sterling,” East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore announced Monday.

The decision is due to his long-standing working relationship with the parents of Baton Rouge police officer Blane Salamoni, alleged to have fired the fatal shots one week ago.

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  For Baton Rouge patrol officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II, it started with a call from dispatch.

“Have a suspicious code two. He pulled a gun on complainant and told him he couldn’t be around there,” the dispatcher advises.

Minutes later, it ended for 37-year-old Alton Sterling, with five shots fired, and witnesses screaming,“Oh, my God!”

“They shot him?”

“Yes!”

What happened in between? Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie says we still don’t know.

BRPD Weighs Body Camera Concerns

Oct 16, 2015
Rebekah Allen

In light of a national conversation about police use of force, body cameras for officers have been touted as a solution. Last week, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced they would be piloting the devices with 100 officers in the high-crime first district. The aim of the 10-month pilot is to determine the costs of a full-force rollout, as well as ironing out concerns over privacy.


In Vegas, Merger Led to More Efficient Law Enforcement

Jan 3, 2013
Fight Not Fear

Ads by Fight Not Fear, the campaign to consolidate law enforcement in Baton Rouge, were on heavy rotation during the weeks leading up to the November election for mayor-president and metro council members.