Tased Louisiana trooper gets his job back

A fired Louisiana State Police trooper who was tased by a fellow trooper during a DWI traffic stop has gotten his job back.

  Collision Division: Crash test standards favor men, despite women being at higher risk for injury and death when behind the wheel

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Deputy marshal accused of choking teen at gas station arrested

THE INVESTIGATORS: DOC misplaced dozens of cows according to state records

THE INVESTIGATORS: Use of force expert says more officers should be disciplined after stun gun used on elderly man in police custody

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Port Allen police officer placed on unpaid leave after allegedly using stun gun on handcuffed 67-year-old

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  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC paid $6.2M in unemployment funds to prisoners, audit shows

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Female officer asked to train replacement after being demoted, having pay cut

  THE INVESTIGATORS: DA drops more drug cases tied to potential corruption within BRPD

  GRAPHIC VIDEO: Brutal tasing of handcuffed man caught on Louisiana officer’s body cam

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Legal expert believes officers tried to ‘concoct arrest’ to justify tasering 67-year-old man

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Attorney accuses clerk of using a racial slur on recorded phone call

  THE INVESTIGATORS: 67-year-old man tasered while handcuffed in police custody details alleged attack

The Port Allen man who was tasered while in police custody is sharing his side of the story.

  Cashing in on CARES: Pandemic relief money used to buy luxury cars, new homes

The federal government is cracking down on people it says fraudulently applied for and, in some cases, received money through pandemic relief funding programs.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Son of former head of LSP issued 720 hour suspension over deadly crash

According to a letter the 9News Investigators obtained, Trooper Kaleb Reeves, the son of former Louisiana State Police superintendent Kevin Reeves has been hit with a 720 hour suspension.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: 67-year-old handcuffed, in back of unit when officer allegedly tased him twice

Port Allen Police Chief Corey Hicks said one of his officers is facing charges after an investigation into a complaint about an incident involving unnecessary use of a taser.

  Uncollected: IRS fails to collect billions of dollars in tax debt each year, including from some of the wealthiest Americans

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD did not contact registered owner after missing girl’s car was found abandoned on bridge

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD releases video of incident involving Koy Moore, 3 officers

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Jackson deputy marshal accused of choking teen arrested, fired from previous law enforcement agency

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC flagged by legislative auditor for potential improper unemployment payments

  THE INVESTIGATORS: $100K hush money demand over Derrius Guice accusations revealed in new audio, campus police report

Gloria Scott case follow up possible if additional evidence brought forward, New Orleans officers say

A spokesperson said should additional evidence be brought forward investigators will follow up on the case again.

  ‘IT IS WHAT IT IS:’ Full LSU hush money phone call features Leonard Fournette name drop, ‘Nike’ comment. Audio with timestamps here

A recorded phone call, multiple text messages and three voicemails related to the matter were obtained by WAFB-TV through a public records request filed with the university.

TEXT MESSAGES: $100K hush money demand made by man claiming to represent Guice accuser

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.

  Records show allegations of ‘gang like’ hazing investigated among band, Greek organizations at Southern University

Rampant hazing reported on Southern University’s Baton Rouge campus since January of 2019 has led to sanctions and suspensions in three Greek letter organizations and the university’s famed band.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Law professor claims state employee unjustly banned from public service over political posts

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.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter at Southern University hit with cease and desist order while school investigates complaint

The Beta Psi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is not allowed to host any activities after a complaint was sent to the school’s Office of Student Affairs.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: DA drops 640 drug cases tied to potential corruption within BRPD narcotic division

District Attorney Hillar Moore’s office is dropping 640 drug cases tied directly to potential corruption within the narcotics division with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Alleged hazing reported at Southern University, Alpha Phi Alpha chapter suspended while school investigates

A spokeswoman for Southern University confirms the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. chapter has been suspended after allegations of hazing have surfaced.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Documents reveal LSU has launched more than a dozen hazing investigations since Dec. 2019

LSU officials probed 14 reports of hazing among Greek organizations since December 2019, documents obtained by the 9News Investigators reveal.

  ACTION JACKSON: Zachary man in jeopardy of losing nearly 12 acres of land after he claims mortgage company failed to pay property taxes

Jacques Dobson says he’s been fighting for more than 10 years to get his property in Zachary back after he says his mortgage company, Southern Funding, failed to pay his property taxes back in 2010.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Jackson officer on leave, accused of choking teen at gas station

An officer with the Jackson Marshal’s Office is on leave after being accused of choking a teenager and using a racial slur about three weeks ago at a gas station.

  Sounding off: Veterans say their standard-issue earplugs caused hearing loss

Veterans are suing technology company in one of the largest multi-district litigation suits in history.

  LSP Trooper resigns after allegedly beating man with excessive force, sources confirm

Officials have confirmed the trooper’s resignation was effective close of business March 10.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD remains silent after officers cleared in Koy Moore situation; video still not public

Leaders at the top of the Baton Rouge Police Department are facing criticism over how they’re handling the investigation into an encounter between LSU wide receiver Koy Moore and three officers.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: 3 officers involved in encounter with LSU WR Koy Moore cleared of any wrongdoing

The three officers involved in an encounter with LSU football player Koy Moore that gained national attention have been cleared of any wrongdoing, the 9News Investigators have learned.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Man charged in deadly rampage has history dotted with streaks of violence

Myles was tied to four separate crimes overnight Thursday. Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul says he unleashed raw terror all across the capital city.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Nightclub temporary shut down for overcrowding concerns, owner disputes claims

A weekend of large gatherings in East Baton Rouge Parish left local leaders fuming and law enforcement on high alert.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC Secretary says fraud attempts play large role in delays with unemployment

Every single day WAFB receives emails and calls from many folks all about the same thing-- unemployment.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: State worker slams continued delays with pending unemployment claims

An employee for the state says the time for patience is over and those in charge need to deliver on unemployment.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Complaints continue for LWC one week after agency extended call center operations

The complaints continue to pile up for the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) exactly one week after leadership within the agency extended the operations of call centers to help tackle more of the claims.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LWC Secretary addresses delays, complaints as agency tackles unemployment claims

The head of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is acknowledging the problems that many recipients have expressed with the agency and asking for patience while they work to address them.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Blind zones on cars pose hidden danger for kids

A month after a 1-year-old was accidentally hit and killed in Baker, the 9News Investigators have found a hidden blind zone on cars that could put more children at risk.

  Report says injured LSP cadets looked like ‘domestic abuse’ victims

Louisiana State Police cadets suffered such severe injuries during the 2019 State Police Academy that one nurse said the cadets resembled “victims of domestic abuse and motor vehicle crashes.”

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Video shows part of encounter that sparked lawsuit, Louisiana trooper’s arrest

During his arrest, Aaron Bowman was allegedly beaten with a flashlight and cursed at by members of law enforcement, court records obtained by the 9News Investigators say.

  Full Documentary: Helpless - Patients at Risk

InvestigateTV's documentary explores the issues plaguing nursing homes in America.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Automaker plans to fix recalled airbags after WAFB questions delay in the process

Years after the warnings first went out about the dangers of some Takata airbags, an automaker plans to move ahead with repairs to the airbags after the 9News Investigators started asking questions about the delay in the process.

  As people travel home for Thanksgiving, experts warn a negative COVID-19 test doesn’t mean you are immediately in the clear

Experts say the demand for COVID-19 testing is going up right now as many folks try to take a test to see if they are in the clear to head home for Thanksgiving.

  Assessor Jeff Taylor should document personal use of public vehicle, audit says

Livingston Parish Tax Assessor Jeff Taylor should likely be documenting his personal use of his publicly-owned vehicle and reporting that use to the Internal Revenue Service as income, a state audit released Monday says.

Pattern of Protection

Families of those injured or killed by police say union contracts are protecting "bad apples" and stop police leadership from being able to have oversight. Union officials say police are highly scrutinized and need collective bargaining agreements.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: New Louisiana State Police superintendent promises transparency, accountability within agency

Col. Lamar Davis, who became the new superintendent of Louisiana State Police in Nov. 2020, tells the 9News Investigators he promises transparency to the people of Louisiana and to support his officers while holding them accountable for their actions.

  Second battery case against OLOL doctor being investigated

The East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s office is now investigating a second case involving Our Lady of the Lake Dr. Shane McKinney, the 9News Investigators have learned.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Incident report details what led officers to encounter with Koy Moore

As the Baton Rouge Police Department continues to investigate claims that LSU freshman wide receiver, Koy Moore, was violated by three officers, an incident report obtained by the 9News Investigators details what led officers to that encounter in the first place.

  Zurik: Councilmember asks state board to deny Folgers request for retroactive tax exemptions

A New Orleans City Councilmember says a major company is using a loophole to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes owed to the city and now she wants a state board to put a stop to it.

  ‘GoAuto Guy’ apologizes for VP-elect comment

The popular head of GoAuto Insurance has apologized for a Facebook comment he made that included a derogatory term to describe Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Dip in reporting amid pandemic suspected as number of reported child abuse cases drops

Eight months into the pandemic, the levels of reported child abuse and neglect in Louisiana are down. Back in March, there was a nearly 50% drop in reports.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD legal division says it will take at least 30 days to release any possible video of incident involving Koy Moore

The Baton Rouge Police Department’s legal division told WAFB-TV it would take at least 30 days for the agency to hand over any available body camera video from officers' encounter with LSU freshmen wide receiver Koy Moore.

  Nurse practitioner field grapples with question of whether to standardize curriculum nationwide

Nurse practitioners are questioning their own education at some colleges. There’s no national standard on how to educate nurse practitioners, while medical education for doctors was standardized more than 100 years ago.

  New member of Phi Kappa Psi who was victim of alleged hazing had BAC of nearly 6x legal limit; arrest made

A member of a fraternity at LSU has now been arrested in connection with a hazing incident that sent another member of the fraternity to the hospital recently.

  Penalties at Play: Millions of dollars flow to nursing homes from fines they have paid for poor care

Every year millions of dollars flow to nursing homes from a fund that is padded with fines collected from long-term care facilities that inspections show have put the health and safety of residents in jeopardy.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Law enforcement expert questions police chase that left 2 dead, 3 hurt

Now that two people are dead and several others are badly hurt, a law enforcement expert tells the 9News Investigators a deadly police chase from New Roads to Baton Rouge should have never happened.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Report shows active hazing investigation at LSU involves alleged alcohol, physical abuse

According to public records requested by the 9News Investigators, one of two recent investigations at LSU is an alleged hazing incident involving Sigma Phi Epsilon.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: New Iberia mom wants answers after son runs away from capital area group home

A New Iberia teen has been missing for almost a week after he took off from a group home in Baton Rouge. His mother now wants to know how he was able to walk right out the front door of the home while he was in the state’s care.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Port Allen woman loses hundreds of dollars in Publisher’s Clearing House scam

A Port Allen woman was swindled out of $939 after she says scammers made her believe she had won big from Publisher’s Clearing House.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Two new investigations involving LSU greek organizations pending while unrelated hazing probes open against other fraternity

While one fraternity is tied up in a hazing investigation at LSU, the 9News Investigators have learned of two more investigations involving Greek organizations at LSU.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LSU fraternity suspended as campus investigates possible violations; DA calls it ‘unbelievably similar’ to Maxwell Gruver case

Louisiana State University suspended activities for its chapter of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity as campus officials investigate “if violations of the law, LSU policy, or other applicable policies occurred.”

THE INVESTIGATORS: Iberville deputy back on the job after 14-day suspension for allegedly beating inmate

An Iberville Parish sheriff’s deputy is back on the job after he was suspended without pay for 14 days stemming from an incident with an inmate last month.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: BRPD admits no-knock warrant mix up; city to take responsibility for damages

The Baton Rouge Police Department is admitting its officers carried out a no-knock warrant at the wrong house after WAFB’s Scottie Hunter started asking questions about the incident.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Member of WBR Chamber leadership team on leave after being arrested on drug charges at US-Mexico border

A member of the leadership team for the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce is on a leave of absence from the organization after being arrested at the U.S.–Mexico border on drug charges Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020.

  AUDIO: Louisiana trooper admits beating, choking Ronald Greene during fatal traffic stop

A Louisiana State Trooper, who is now deceased, is heard admitting he “beat the ever-living f*ck” out of a Black man during a struggle that followed a May 2019 pursuit.

Profanity laced audio raises further questions about man’s death in Louisiana State Police custody

Profanity laced audio obtained by WAFB appears to reveal a member of law enforcement discussing use of force against a black man in a case that has prompted cries of a coverup in Louisiana’s law enforcement community.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: EBR Assoc. of Educators raises concerns over school conditions despite large investment by district

Leaders with the East Baton Rouge Parish Association of Educators are calling on teachers across the parish to stay home Monday, Oct. 5 as a day of action.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LSU coronavirus dashboard receives lowest transparency ranking in SEC

With campus back open and football set to start up against Sept. 26 against Mississippi State, LSU’s coronavirus dashboard has received the lowest ranking for transparency among SEC schools.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: High-ranking deputy to be suspended without pay after insensitive social media post

Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi tells WAFB he will look into complaints that a high-ranking lieutenant with his department posted an insensitive comment on social media.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Baton Rouge protests against police brutality cost $900k in overtime pay for officers

Did protests calling for reform and defunding the police held this summer actually put more money in the pockets of officers?

  THE INVESTIGATORS: High-price legal team costs city-parish over $170k in lawsuit involving Alton Sterling’s family ahead of expected trial

City leaders are barreling toward a court date for a judge to rule on a civil lawsuit filed by the family of Alton Sterling. The decision imminent now after EBR metro council members chose not to approve a proposed $5 million payout to settle the case.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: LSU student organizations charged with potential COVID-19 violations

LSU interim president Tom Galligan has announced that four student organizations are currently going through the conduct process, meaning they have been charged with violating the university’s code of conduct as it relates to the coronavirus.

  Zurik: Employees say airport contractor forced them to commit unemployment fraud

A group of workers for a national airport services contractor say their employer forced them to work their full schedule but claim unemployment for a portion of their paycheck.

  THE INVESTIGATORS: Videos surface online showing wild student parties as COVID-19 cases rise on area campuses

Disturbing videos shared with the 9News Investigators show wild parties allegedly on or near both major universities in the Baton Rouge area. The videos surfaced online as classes get back in session and coronavirus cases are starting to rise on area campuses.