The arrests of two officers within BRPD’s Narcotics Division have left prosecutors looking into just how many people with drug and weapons charges were wrongly charged or convicted and the evidence gathered so far indicates there’s likely a lot more to surface.
A former director of Southern University’s “Human Jukebox” marching band was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison and ordered to pay back more than $78,000 in restitution to the school, an attorney representing the man confirmed to WAFB.
Sheriff Bobby Webre committed $10,000 as part of a cooperative endeavor agreement with Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers to continue assisting and utilizing the anonymous tip line to help solve crimes in Ascension Parish.
An elderly Baton Rouge couple and their daughter were allegedly murdered by their son-in-law over the weekend who “lost his temper” because he had grown tired of his in-laws staying at his home while they helped his wife recover from back surgery, authorities say.
The East Baton Rouge Office of the Public Defender (OPDBR) has issued a statement in response to recent allegations of misconduct in the narcotics division of the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) saying its attorneys are “profoundly alarmed.”
The NAACP Baton Rouge and Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus issued a letter Monday, March 15, to formally demand that a special board be appointed to provide community oversight of the Baton Rouge Police Department Narcotics Division.
A judge has denied a motion put forth by the defense for Cynthia and Dennis Perkins to suppress evidence collected during the state’s investigation into sex crimes the couple is accused of carrying out against children