As the Baton Rouge Brave Cave scandal unfolded, police chief Murphy Paul raced to get public officials on the same page about how much they could share about the active investigation, emails reviewed by the WAFB I-TEAM reveal.
Two days after two 17-year-old detainees, David Atkins and Willie Jackson, escaped from the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Facility, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is calling for a new facility.
The city of Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge Police Department have been slapped with another federal lawsuit that accuses former officer Troy Lawrence Jr. from the now-defunct street crimes unit of abusing his power.
Baton Rouge councilman Cleve Dunn Jr. says workers have almost completed repairs on a home that was reportedly damaged during the Baton Rouge Police Department operation that resulted in the detainment of Jeremy Lee.
For the first time Mayor Sharon Weston Broome confirmed she will not consider anyone who is investigated for misconduct tied to the Brave Cave to take over as chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department.
In the midst of a corruption scandal within the Baton Rouge Police Department and numerous investigations targeting its officers, a prominent Baton Rouge attorney is now suing the department over its policies surrounding strip-searches.
A high-ranking deputy chief has been placed on leave amid three separate investigations into the Brave Cave, a secretive warehouse where officers are accused of beating and illegally searching people in their custody.
As two separate investigations into the Brave Cave unfold, both administrative and criminal, and the FBI has officially opened a federal investigation to sort out what happened inside the walls of the facility, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has another big item on her plate - hiring a new police chief.
Former Baton Rouge Police Department officer Wade Hill is facing criminal sex charges and a pair of federal lawsuits, alleging he took advantage of women while wearing the badge. The WAFB I-TEAM has learned it’s not the first time he’s been accused of something similar.
East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the Baton Rouge Police Department facility known to some officers as the “Brave Cave” will remain closed permanently at an impromptu news conference Thursday, August 31, 2023.
Baton Rouge Police leaders joined Mayor Sharon Weston Broome Thursday, Aug. 31, to announce the Baton Rouge Police Department’s Street crimes unit will be disbanded and a criminal investigation into that unit’s activities at a processing and interrogation center known to officer’s as the “Brave Cave” is underway.
In the midst of the fallout from allegations of police misconduct inside the Brave Cave, the WAFB I-TEAM is working to answer the question who knew about the allegations of abuse and how long have they known.
Police body camera footage obtained by the WAFB I-Team shows just how quickly an arrest turned violent outside of Our Lady of the Lake hospital in October of 2022 after former Baton Rouge Police Officer Troy Lawrence Jr. arrived at the scene.
Mayor Broome spoke to members of the media ahead of a news conference Tuesday, Aug. 29., where Baton Rouge Police Department leaders are expected to address the resignation of Officer Troy Lawrence Jr.