Monday, May 20 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:07:05 GMT
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said James Dillon, 20, of Independence, was shot and killed while sitting in his vehicle. The shootingMore >>
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The sheriff said it is believed this was a drive-by shooting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.More >>
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
It's been three weeks since the Baton Rouge Police Department made headlines with a new twist to the story weekly, if not daily. But that's the drama between the department's upper management and Mayor Kip Holden's office. Caught in between are the people.
"It's all unfortunate. It just is. It's all unfortunate, but we're in a job that doesn't stop. Our job responsibilities are 24 hours a day and 7 days a week," said BRPD's provisional police chief Carl Dabadie.
A 27-year veteran of BRPD, Dabadie officially took over as provisional police chief on Tuesday.
"It's kind of like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes, you have highs and sometimes you have a low. We have hit a low, but we're coming out of that high and starting to move up to a high, and we have to have faith. We have to be positive, and we have to keep moving forward to get to the top of that high," said Chief Dabadie.
In doing so, Chief Dabadie said nothing has changed. The BRAVE project is going strong with future plans to expand. Programs like "Street Operations" targeting drugs and crime, are still in place, and officers remain on car, foot and even air patrol.
But with the recent firing of Dewayne White, the race issue has taken center stage and Dabadie said his men and women are doing their part to fix the divide.
"We want them to talk to us. We have to win their trust, and if we can win their trust, we can solve their crimes," said Chief Dabadie.
But before moving to the community, officer morale within the department needs some mending.
"Me coming from within and being here and knowing the guys and they know me, they know what I'm about. They know how I am. That's not going to change. I'm going to continue being positive and continue to be a motivator," said Chief Dabadie.
It's why Chief Dabadie said any changes within the department will come about because of promotions or transfers. Any bigger changes, he wants to leave for a permanent chief. Until then, it's time to put the divide aside and concentrate on what the badge means -- to protect and serve.