Lawyer for ex-officer connected to Sterling shooting questions battery charge timing
Posted on 5/1/2018 10:44:00 AM.
Former Baton Rouge police officer Blane Salamoni (pictured), who was involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, is now facing a battery charge from a separate arrest that took place one month before the shooting. Salamoni’s attorney John Mclindon was asked about possible jail time for his client.
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Man arrested for allegedly whipping son with a belt at school after being suspended
Posted on 11/27/2017 11:19:00 AM.

Baton Rouge Police say a 38-year-old man has been charged with cruelty to a juvenile after allegedly beating his son with a belt at his elementary school for getting suspended. Sgt. Don Coppola says Edward Humphrey dropped the child off at his mother’s workplace when they received a call from the 11-year-old boy’s mother when he was being treated in an ambulance for his injuries.

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BRPD books man in 2014 slaying of West St. John High School coach Juan Joseph
Posted on 11/16/2017 11:39:00 AM.
Baton Rouge Police have arrested a man in the 2014 killing of West St. John High School coach Juan Joseph. Sgt. Don Coppola says they had originally booked another man for the murder, but those charges were later dropped after the DA's office said the shooter was misidentified. Coppola says now Jamarcus Goodman is charged with second degree murder.
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Baton Rouge Police looking for man accused in death of ex-girlfriend
Posted on 7/17/2017 12:53:00 PM.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is looking for a man they say fatally shot and killed his ex-girlfriend. Sgt. Don Coppola says 52-year-old Robert Antoine is accused of opening fire on two individuals early Saturday morning, striking one whom police believe was his ex-girlfriend.
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Seven New Black Panther Party members arrested during protest at BRPD headquarters
Posted on 7/5/2017 5:51:00 PM.

On the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Alton Sterling, seven people were arrested during a protest at Baton Rouge Police Headquarters.

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Baton Rouge cops settle civil rights lawsuit alleging Alton Sterling protesters were abused
Posted on 11/29/2016 12:38:00 PM.
Law enforcement agencies in Baton Rouge have settled a civil rights lawsuit filed by advocacy groups that alleged police used excessive force and psychical abuse during Alton Sterling protests. ACLU of Louisiana Executive Director Marjorie Esman says this agreement assures that citizens' rights are respected moving forward.
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BRPD: 20-year-old man accidentally kills mother
Posted on 10/14/2016 10:57:00 AM.

A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man has been charged with negligent homicide in the shooting death of his mother. BRPD Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the 37-year-old mother and her son got into a verbal argument, which turned physical.

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BR teen arrested for attempted burglary after getting stuck in chimney
Posted on 9/16/2016 2:24:00 PM.

Baton Rouge first responders rescued a teenager from a chimney this morning after he decided to skip school. BRPD Cpl. L’Jean McKneely says the homeowner called the police when she heard someone calling for help inside her chimney.

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BR Police Chief defends law enforcement's use of 'militarized tactics'
Posted on 7/18/2016 5:11:00 PM.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie defended law enforcement’s use of “militarized tactics” in light of the recent ambush on police officers. He says the officers who responded did exactly what they were trained to do.

Carl Dabadie, Baton Rouge Police

Preliminary investigation into fatal BR police shooting could take a month
Posted on 7/7/2016 3:15:00 AM.

So what happens now that the US Department of Justice will lead the investigation into the fatal police shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling from Baton Rouge? Former US Attorney Harry Rosenberg says the extensive probe begins with FBI agents trying to determine if lethal force was necessary.

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