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One year ago today, the peace of a sunny Baton Rouge Sunday was shattered and darkened by the deaths of three law enforcement officers, and the wounding of three others. Today, we remember the heroism of EBR Deputy Brad Garafola, Officer Matthew Gerald, and Corporal Montrell Jackson.

(And please keep Deputy Nick Tullier in mind, as he continues to heal from the injuries he received that day.)

State Rep. Ted James visits with us on the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Alton Sterling. With Attorney General Jeff Landry reviewing the case involving two police officers, Rep. James comments on the tension lingering from the events of last July 5th.


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“When will the federal decision in Alton Sterling be issued? I do not know, as that decision will be made by federal authorities,” East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore says.

The D.A. called a press conference Wednesday to release a report of his own, prompted in part by the public concerns over the Alton Sterling shooting last July.


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At Thursday’s community memorial service for Baton Rouge’s fallen law enforcement officers – Brad Garafalo, Matt Gerald and Montrell Jackson -- Police Chief Carl Dabadie and State Police Commander Mike Edmonson  both spoke of their heroism.

“We gather here in memory of three remarkable men,” Chief Dabadie began. “Their work put them in harm’s way every day, and they chose to serve anyway.”

“They ran to a call where there was a gunman. They ran towards it,” Col. Edmonson said, with admiration. “And when their fellow man was down, they ran towards them.”

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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.