Scottie Hunter is the anchor for 9News at Noon and the lead investigative reporter. While there he has covered a number of stories that have garnered national attention, including the death investigation of Lyntell Washington, a teacher who's body was found in a sugar cane field several days after she went missing in June 2016. Portions of his coverage were featured on the popular HLN program, Nancy Grace.
Most recently he has covered the ongoing protests surrounding the officer-involved shooting death of Alton Sterling which resulted in unrest across the country and a deep conversation about race-relations and police brutality.
Prior to that, he was a reporter at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, LA. And a reporter/anchor at WVAS-FM in Montgomery, Alabama. He also previously covered politics for Alabama Public Television and was a reporter at WTVY-TV in Dothan, Ala.
He, his wife Jasmine and dog Bear enjoy calling Baton Rouge home.
The 9News Investigators have learned deputy Clay Depew with the Jackson Marshal’s Office has been arrested on charges related to allegations that he choked a teenager at a gas station back in February.
A use of force expert with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience tells the 9News Investigators more officers should be held accountable after an elderly man was tased in Port Allen police custody.
Izell Richardson Jr., 67, still recalls the shock of 50,000 volts of electricity pulsed into his body by a Louisiana police officer. A 45-minute, graphic video shows the chaotic moments of the March encounter.
Days after Kori Gauthier went missing, the 9News Investigators are asking whether officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department dropped the ball, wasting precious seconds in the search after they responded to the wreck where Gauthier’s abandoned car was found.
Clay Depew remains on leave from the Jackson Marshal’s Office weeks after being accused of choking a teenager but what the 9news Investigators have uncovered now calls into question whether he should even be on the force at all.
Text messages obtained by the 9NEWS Investigators through a public records request show LSU senior associate athletic director Miriam Segar confronted a man named Cleave Williams who demanded hush money over sexual, verbal harassment allegations against star Tiger football player Derrius Guice.
A law professor with LSU is calling on the Louisiana Civil Service Commission to reverse a decision to ban a former state employee from working for the state for the next five years over political posts she made on social media.