House approves higher standards for police training
Posted on 5/19/2017 11:51:00 AM.

Higher training standards for police officers have been approved by the full House. A proposal by Baton Rouge Representative Ted James would require officers to receive at least 400 hours of basic POST training before entering the field.

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7-year-old girl Hammond girl travels the country hugging police officers
Posted on 5/9/2017 1:15:00 PM.

A 7-year-old girl from Hammond has traveled to 10 states showing her appreciation for police officers by hugging them. Rosalyn Baldwin appeared on the Jim Engster Show along with her parents Errick and Angie to talk about her family’s upcoming road trip to Missouri to North Dakota to hug as many law enforcement officers as she can. Errick talked about his daughter’s love for spreading peace and joy.

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Criminal justice proposal seeks to improve police training
Posted on 4/1/2017 8:46:00 AM.

A measure in the Governor’s proposed criminal justice package for the regular session seeks to improve police training. Baton Rouge Representative Ted James authored the bill that strengthens requirements for the Council on Peace Officer Standards and Training, or POST. James says this bill requires all office to complete 400 hours of this training, with an additional 20 hours annually.

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State leaders prepare for decision in Alton Sterling case next year
Posted on 12/28/2016 11:27:00 AM.

Louisianans have a lot to look forward to in 2017, including more federal funding for flood recovery and hopefully a resolution to the state’s massive budget shortfall. Also coming next year is a decision in the Alton Sterling case from the Department of Justice. Governor John Bel Edwards says at this point, he still doesn’t have any information about when a decision is coming or what it will be.

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Lafourche Parish deputies deliver $25,000 to families of fallen Dallas police officers
Posted on 7/26/2016 11:06:00 AM.

14 deputies from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office traveled to Dallas to deliver donation checks to two foundations to help the families of the fallen officers who lost their lives in the July 7th attack on police. Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Brennan Matherne says they organized with all the law enforcement agencies in Lafourche Parish and raised over $50,000 on July 16th.

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Louisiana lawmakers file legislation to reduce violence between police and the public
Posted on 7/13/2016 11:47:00 AM.

Congressmen Cedric Richmond and Garret Graves have teamed up to introduce legislation that would give police training to de-escalate situations and help provide law enforcement access to nonlethal weapons. Graves says this comes after last week’s fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling. He says this bill’s goal is to use new technology to bridge gaps between life and death.

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Congressman Fleming requests National Day of Prayer
Posted on 9/2/2015 11:20:00 AM.

Minden Congressman John Fleming has sent a letter to President Obama urging him to hold a National Day of Prayer to stop the violence against police officers. Louisiana has already lost six law enforcement officers in the line of duty this year. Fleming says we can’t allow this pattern of targeting officers to continue.

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