Law enforcement launch Buckle Up in your Truck campaign
Posted on 4/21/2017 10:48:00 AM.

Law enforcement around the state are teaming up in the Buckle Up in your Truck campaign to make sure pickup truck drivers are wearing their seatbelts. Starting today and lasting until next Thursday, expect to see an abundance of police officers looking for passengers in pickup trucks that are not buckled up.
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Jared Sandifer, LSP, Buckle Up in your Truck, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission

Shreveport man arrested for impersonating a state trooper
Posted on 4/21/2017 5:38:00 AM.

A Shreveport man has been arrested for pretending to be a state trooper. LSP Trooper Matt Harris says they received a complaint about a door to door steak salesman impersonating a trooper. He says after detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest, they requested 47-year-old Lester Wells’ service at the criminal investigations division in Bossier City.
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Matt Harris, Lester Wells, LSP

3 people dead, K9 killed, cop wounded after officer involved shooting
Posted on 3/23/2017 11:05:00 AM.

Three people and a police K9 are dead following an officer involved shooting in Crowley that also left the officer wounded. Master Trooper Brooks David says they received a call that an officer was shot around 10:30 last night. He says when troopers arrived, it was a gruesome scene.
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Brooks David, Crowley Police, LSP, officer involved shooting

Maj. Kevin Reeves named interim LSP superintendent
Posted on 3/22/2017 4:52:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces Maj. Kevin Reeves will act as interim superintendent of Louisiana State Police. Reeves says his goal is to earn the trust and confidence of his peers, as well as their public safety partners and the citizens. Reeves has more than 26 years of service at LSP, and he says working for State Police has been his life’s passion.
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Maj. Kevin Reeves, LSP, Col. Mike Edmonson,

State law limits search of new LSP superintendent
Posted on 3/21/2017 5:06:00 AM.

The head of State Police, Col. Mike Edmonson retires this week, but a state law narrows the search for his permanent replacement. A statute requires the next superintendent to be a commissioned State Police officer who graduated from the LSP academy. But President of the Metropolitan Crime Coalition Rafael Goyeneche says a nationwide search should be conducted.
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Mike Edmonson, Rafael Goyeneche, LSP

Gov Edwards looking for good communicator, leader to head LSP
Posted on 3/16/2017 4:58:00 AM.

During his monthly call-in radio show, Governor John Bel Edwards thanked State Police Col. Mike Edmonson for his more than three and a half decades of service. The governor accepted Edmonson’s retirement on Wednesday, effective March 24th. He says he and the Colonel have been talking about the issue for the past few days.
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John Bel Edwards, Mike Edmonson, LSP,

LSP leader Col Mike Edmonson announces retirement amid controversy
Posted on 3/15/2017 1:02:00 PM.

After spending nine years as the leader of State Police, Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson announces his plans to retire March 24th. The agency has been the center of controversy regarding questionable travel by four state troopers. Edmonson says he loves his job, but stepping down brings a sense of normalcy to the department.
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Mike Edmonson, stepping down, LSP, taxpayer funded side trips, illegal campaign contributions

Legislative Auditor launches investigation into LSP travel spending
Posted on 3/14/2017 10:26:00 AM.

The state Legislative Auditor’s Office launches an investigation into the travel spending of Louisiana State Police. The inquiry comes amid an ongoing investigation into the agency by the Governor’s Office. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera hopes this probe will lead to policy changes in the department.
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Daryl Purpera, Mike Edmonson, LSP, Legislative Auditor's Office

Governor's Office says rumors Col. Mike Edmonson will resign not true
Posted on 3/13/2017 5:57:00 PM.

The Governor’s Office says speculation that State Police Col. Mike Edmonson will step down is just a rumor. The State Police Superintendent has been surrounded in controversy over questionable travel by state troopers, and now troopers are being subpoenaed for a federal investigation looking into illegal campaign donations. President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Rafael Goyeneche, says none of this looks good for LSP.
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Rafael Goyeneche, Col. Mike Edmonson, LSP, Metropolitan Crime Commission

Louisiana State Troopers Association reportedly subject of federal investigation
Posted on 3/10/2017 11:57:00 AM.

The Louisiana State Troopers Association is reportedly the subject of a federal investigation alleging the nonprofit made illegal campaign contributions. That’s according to Tom Aswell, publisher of the political blog Louisiana Voice who broke the story on the investigation. He says the nonprofit association’s board funneled the money through its executive director David Young.
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Tom Aswell, Louisiana State Troopers Association, LSP, Louisiana Voice

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