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.
A Baton Rouge officer is on leave after the WAFB I-Team exposed his long history of questionable actions on the force, including some that have led to the city-parish paying thousands of dollars in legal settlements.
Clarence Yarbrough, 37, also known as ‘Messie Cee’, is charged with domestic battery abuse, which is a misdemeanor, and second-degree battery, which is a felony, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
Leaders with the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed to the WAFB I-TEAM that they are investigating after a video shows a man pushing officers and hitting a woman after chasing her outside a business on Coursey Boulevard near S. Sherwood Forest.
A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the Baton Rouge Police Department, Chief Murphy Paul, officer Wade Hill and the city over allegations that the officer sexually assaulted her at the Northgate Apartments in 2022.
It’s not clear when coroners in Louisiana began charging grieving families a fee for the permit needed to cremate their loved ones, but a new legal opinion clearly spells out that there is nothing in state law to support that practice.
The dean of students at a local private school, in a video provided to WAFB, say he may have let a joke get out of hand with a teenage girl who is accusing him of sending hundreds of dollars to her and coercing her to send explicit photographs.