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 attorney Franz Borghardt represents two of 30 people who were arrested for DWI after the LSU/ALABAMA football game last November. A police DWI check point was set up on Ben Hur Avenue near the campus that day.
Two of Borghardt's clients were scheduled Tuesday for an administrative hearing to determine if they could get their driver's licenses back due to a hardship. The Department of Public Safety holds these hearings, which is the beginning of a long legal process, to deal with DWI'S.
It was during that hearing that Borghardt unleashed his accusations. "We believe there were several constitutional deficiencies in the LSU vs. Alabama checkpoint," says Borghardt. "We completely concede that 100,000 people at a LSU football game, that there's reason to be concerned about public safety. It shouldn't come at the cost of civil liberties."
Baton Rouge Police on Wednesday refused to comment on any individual cases made during the check point but they say the cases were made correctly. "We were on Ben Hur not in Contra flow of the LSU game, the individuals coming and going to the game." says Cpl L'Jean McNeely. "We were there around 2 o'clock and so we were there before the game, during the game, and after the game."
Borghardt contends that proper procedures were not followed that night. "They said flares have to be out there," says Borghardt. "And if flares are not out there then you're not following the law. You're arresting people for the same thing that you're not doing. Not following the law."
"Well that's going to be handled through the courts," says Cpl McNeely. "That's not up to us to determine whether they feel it was handled correctly. They will have their day in court and they can argue that point."
The criminal portion of the crimes will be held predominately in Baton Rouge City Court. More than 15,000 checks were made at the check point, 57 tests were administered, and there were 30 DWI arrests.