New details in the officer shooting of a Loranger man in downtown Hammond
Posted on 10/8/2018 11:12:00 AM.

State Police has released new details in the officer-involved shooting that killed 23-year-old Coltin LeBlanc of Loranger in downtown Hammond in the early morning hours of September 27th. State Police Lt. Nick Manale explains why the traffic stop occurred in the first place.

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Oak Grove Police Officer Arrested on Rape Allegations, Resigns
Posted on 8/7/2018 6:47:00 PM.

An Oak Grove police officer has resigned following his arrest on charges of rape on a teenager. Authorities made the arrest following an investigation stemming from a complaint received in July pertaining to the now former officer. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt of the LSP confirms the identity of the arrested individual.

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LSP seeking federal school safety grants
Posted on 8/7/2018 4:17:00 PM.

Louisiana State Police has applied for two federal grants to fund improvements to school safety after a series of school shootings earlier this year. Governor John Bel Edwards, speaking at Mckinley High School in Baton Rouge, says if awarded, the grants will fund projects highlighted by a joint commission.

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LSP makes arrest in fatal hit-and-run of cyclist in Slidell
Posted on 7/7/2018 9:19:00 AM.

LSP Troopers arrested 33-year-old Ray Louis Clark of Slidell and charged him with Felony Hit and Run in the death of a 42-year-old Slidell woman. 

According to investigators, Sandra Royer was on her Huffy mountain bike northbound when she was struck from behind on LA 1090 at Brownswitch Road on Thursday night. She was transported to Ochsner Medical Center Northshore, where she died of her injuries.
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LSP offers guidance on reporting suspicious activity
Posted on 2/21/2018 10:14:00 PM.
State Police is asking the public not to share unsubstantiated threats through social media. Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight says they encourage citizens to report suspicious activity, but they ask the public not to share unsubstantiated threats through social media because it creates chaos and panic.
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Legislative audit reveals possible wrongdoing by former LSP Superintendent
Posted on 12/14/2017 5:08:00 PM.

The state legislative auditor releases findings that point to possible misuse of state dollars and abuse of power by the former Superintendent of State Police Mike Edmonson. During a meeting of the legislative audit advisory council, an auditor who worked on the report gave an example of how Edmonson allegedly used public resources to run errands for his family.

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Col. Mike Edmonson's scrutiny heightens
Posted on 12/13/2017 7:51:00 PM.

Col. Mike Edmonson is under public scrutiny for how he spent tax payer money during his time as the leader of state police. Governor John Bel Edwards says the investigation continues and the legislative auditor has released a preliminary report.

“It’s that report that’s generating the questions. I’m not going to comment on it because I expect it’s going to be changed to some degree and I happen to believe it should be changed to some degree,” Edwards said. 
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FBI and LSP seeking information on two north Louisiana bank robberies
Posted on 12/5/2017 12:28:00 PM.

State Police and the FBI are seeking the public’s help in the apprehension of suspects involved in two bank robberies in north Louisiana. The Guaranty Bank in Epps was robbed November 10. On November 27, the Barksdale Federal Credit Union in Cotton Valley was held up.

Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says the suspected man and woman hid their identities, but believe both robberies are connected. 
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LSP Col. Kevin Reeves addresses changes to the department
Posted on 12/5/2017 4:51:00 AM.

Allegations against Louisiana State Police have been flying after investigations into the LACE program and troopers taking a side trip while driving to a conference. Superintendent Kevin Reeves says changes have been made when it comes to deciding disciplinary action. He says now a case goes before the Disciplinary Review Panel.

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LSP makes arrest in St. John the Baptist Parish fatal hit and run
Posted on 12/2/2017 1:06:00 AM.

State Police arrested the driver involved in a fatal hit and run that killed a pedestrian in St. John the Baptist Parish on November 25th. Senior Trooper Melissa Matey says 34-year-old Javon Gomez of Reserve was taken into custody at his residence after receiving a tip from a citizen. 

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