Legislative auditor launches investigation into BRAVE program spending
Posted on 8/5/2017 7:42:00 AM.

A letter US Senator John Kennedy sent to East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has sparked an investigation by the legislative auditor’s office. The probe comes amid allegations federal funds for the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination program were not as they should be.
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EBR Mayor condemns comments that Gavin Long served justice for Alton Sterling
Posted on 7/27/2017 11:56:00 AM.

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome condemns remarks made at a Metro Council meeting, where a community activist suggested the police ambush was justice for Alton Sterling. Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed told Mayor Pro-tem Scott Wilson justice has been served for Sterling.
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Report: No charges against officers in Alton Sterling shooting
Posted on 5/2/2017 5:15:00 PM.

The Washington Post has learned the Department of Justice will not pursue charges against the Baton Rouge officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling. But there's nothing official yet from the DOJ.

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BR Mayor announces changes to use of force policies
Posted on 2/2/2017 11:25:00 AM.

Newly elected Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces new policies aimed towards preventing unnecessary lethal force by police officers. Broome says these changes to the department’s use of force policy stem from last July’s officer involved shooting of Alton Sterling.
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New law gives abuse victims housing protections
Posted on 7/3/2015 9:07:00 AM.
Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law a new measure which gives domestic violence victims more housing protection. Baton Rouge Senator Sharon Weston Broome sponsored the bill and says this law will help prevent further victimization of those being abused.
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Domestic violence victims could break lease under Senate backed measure heading to House floor
Posted on 6/1/2015 3:20:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A bill that would give certain protections to victims of domestic violence when it comes to their housing passes a House committee Monday. SB174 is by Baton Rouge Senator Sharon Weston Broome. Under the measure, a victim could break a lease to escape a violent situation and the landlord could evict an abuser.
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Bill making revenge porn a crime passes the Senate
Posted on 5/27/2015 11:09:00 AM.
A bill prohibiting what is known as revenge porn is close to legislative passage.  Kenner Representative Julie Stokes' measure has cleared the House and now has unanimous approval from the Senate.  
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State lawmaker examining discipline in the classroom
Posted on 1/18/2015 5:01:00 PM.
A Baton Rouge lawmaker is concerned about a department of education report that shows more than 61,000 public school students received an out of school suspension last academic year as a result disciplinary action. That's about nine-percent of the state's public school students and senator Sharon Weston Broome believes that's too high.
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