ACLU of LA sends letter to LSP after man cited for flipping off trooper
Posted on 8/16/2017 4:27:00 AM.

The ACLU of Louisiana has sent a letter to Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves after a man was ticketed for flipping off a state trooper on I-20 near Rayville. Executive Director Marjorie Esman says the man was charged with felony public intimidation.
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One man dead, two children injured after ATV collides with van
Posted on 8/10/2017 5:26:00 PM.

Two children are recovering in Avoyelles Parish after being thrown from an ATV when it collided with a vehicle on Wednesday night. State Trooper Scott Moreau says the driver, 30-year-old Jeremy Armand of St. Martinville, was killed in the crash.
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LSP Troop C concerned with increase in preventable traffic deaths
Posted on 8/9/2017 3:46:00 AM.

State Police in the Troop C area, which covers parishes in the Deep South of Louisiana is concerned about the recent increases in preventable traffic fatalities in the area. Troop Commander Captain Frank Besson says they have investigated 31 fatality crashes, resulting in 37 deaths, so far this year, up 35% in 2016. He says not wearing seat belts and impaired driving are the biggest factors.
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Suspected impaired driver claims the life of Red River Parish teen
Posted on 7/27/2017 3:34:00 PM.

A 17-year-old is dead and a 19-year-old was injured after a suspected drunk driver struck the girls as they were walking on LA 784 in Red River Parish. State Police Trooper Matt Harris says they responded to the crash Wednesday just before 6 p.m. and determined 47-year-old Kenneth Morse of Coushatta was impaired.
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Evangeline Parish deputy injured and suspect dead after officer involved shooting
Posted on 7/6/2017 10:22:00 AM.

An Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputy has been injured and a man is dead after an officer involved shooting in Mamou. State Police Trooper Scott Moreau says the deputy responded to a call of an attempted burglary after 4 o’clock Thursday morning. He says the officer confronted 27-year-old Dejuan Guillory and an altercation occurred between the two.
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Law enforcement participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign
Posted on 6/30/2017 5:43:00 AM.

Lots of people will be celebrating Independence Day, and law enforcement will be out to make sure they do so safely with its “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Trooper Jesse LaGrange with State Police says officers will be on patrol looking for impaired drivers, with saturated patrols and DWI checkpoints.
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Toddler, two others killed in New Orleans crash after police chase
Posted on 6/28/2017 5:44:00 PM.

A two-year-old is among the three dead after a car chase ended with a crash in New Orleans east on Wednesday afternoon. Louisiana State Police spokesperson, Trooper Melissa Matey, says state police units attempted to stop the vehicle in downtown New Orleans for a stolen license plate. Matey says the driver fled the scene and collided with a truck and ran off the road.
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State Trooper charged with simple battery
Posted on 6/16/2017 4:54:00 AM.

A State Trooper has been charged with simple battery after allegedly using excessive force on a suspect. Trooper Melissa Matey says back in February, Master Trooper John Neal tried to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle in Orleans Parish, one of the occupants fled on foot and was detained. She says that’s when things escalated between Neal and the victim.
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Suspect killed in officer involved shooting
Posted on 6/14/2017 10:14:00 AM.

A suspect has died as a result of another officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge. That’s according to State Trooper Bryan Lee, who says Louisiana State Police is investigating the incident. He says the deadly encounter began when Baton Rouge Police conducted a traffic stop just before midnight.
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Gov. Edwards names Col. Kevin Reeves permanent head of LSP
Posted on 6/13/2017 12:51:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has named Col. Kevin Reeves the permanent superintendent of Louisiana State Police. Reeves, who has served in the interim position since March, says he is humbled and honored to be offered this role by the governor. He says the department is moving forward from what has been negatively reported to build a new confidence with LSP.
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