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April 18, 2018
As the city's first class of community police ambassadors plans for the year ahead, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul asked the participants Tuesday to focus on bridging the gap between officers and residents — instead of presenting a police reform agenda. "You're ambassadors for the communityÃâÃÂ ...
April 17, 2018
A Baton Rouge police officer who was involved in the July 5, 2016 killing of Alton Sterling returned to work earlier this month after the U.S. Department of Justice and the Louisiana Attorney General's Office declined to file charges against him and the Baton Rouge Police Department suspended him for threeÃâÃÂ ...
April 16, 2018
After less than four months on the job, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul stepped into the national spotlight, announcing his decision to fire Officer Blane Salamoni for violating department policies during his 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling. Now attention is set to turn to a relatively obscure boardÃâÃÂ ...
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
April 2, 2018
A chilling email was leaked the day before Louisiana officials announced they would not file criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the shooting death of Alton Sterling outside a convenience store in July 2016. According to published reports, a police special operations unit wasÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
March 30, 2018
A police officer who fatally shot a black man in Baton Rouge, La., nearly two years ago was fired on Friday, and a fellow officer involved in the episode was suspended for three days. The disciplinary actions were the first serious consequences for the officers after both state and federal officials declined toÃâÃÂ ...
March 27, 2018
Authorities in Louisiana said Tuesday that the Baton Rouge police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling will not face criminal charges, a decision announced nearly two years after his death prompted intense protests. The announcement makes Sterling's death the latest high-profile policeÃâÃÂ ...
March 26, 2018
A Baton Rouge police officer on a motorcycle was seriously injured after a crash Monday afternoon on Scenic Highway, said police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. The officer was transported to the hospital from the 3200 block of Scenic Highway about 12:15 p.m., Coppola said. Story Continued Below.
December 31, 1999
BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man who broke into a vehicle outside a local business Tuesday. According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the burglary happened around 10:45 Tuesday night in the 1900 block of Wooddale Boulevard. Police the thief smashed out the window of a pickupÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
For the first time in 60 years, Baton Rouge voters have the chance to decide the fate of a small property tax for the Baton Rouge Police Department. Those who live within the city limits will see a .87 mill property tax on their spring ballots, while voters parishwide will see taxes for schools as well. ThoughÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
Blane Salamoni on Friday appealed being fired for his actions in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling, disputing the Baton Rouge police chief's claims that he unnecessarily escalated the confrontation by immediately pointing a gun at the suspect's head and yelling obscenities during the attemptedÃâÃÂ ...
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