Should gas taxes fund LSP?
Posted on 10/28/2018 2:27:00 AM.

Amendment number four on the November ballot lets Louisianans decide whether or not their gas tax dollars should be allowed fund State Police, instead of being solely dedicated to infrastructure. President of Louisiana Good Roads Ken Perrett says people he’s talked to have been shocked to find out where this money has gone in the past.

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Eyewitness: Suspect tried to drive off in fatal police shooting
Posted on 9/27/2018 1:28:00 PM.
State Police say one of their Troopers used deadly force on a suspect in Hammond just before 1 AM Thursday morning. Authorities identify the deceased man as 23-year-old Coltin Brennan Leblanc of Loranger.
LSP says one of their troopers pulled LeBlanc’s vehicle over in the downtown area. A Hammond resident who witnessed the event while at a late night restaurant says it started as a normal traffic stop.
State Police, fatal shooting, Hammond, witness

BR attorney questions why his client was shot in the back by State Trooper
Posted on 8/2/2018 6:31:00 AM.
The attorney for a 19-year-old shot by a state trooper during a traffic stop in Baton Rouge last month says he’s got questions as to why his client was shot in the back. Lawyer Don Cazayoux disputes Trooper Kasha Domingue's claim that she fired her weapon at the man, because he was charging her.
Don Cazayoux, Kasha Domingue, State Police, shooting, Baton Rouge

LSP: Five people arrested for staging an accident
Posted on 7/24/2018 5:39:00 AM.
Five people have been arrested for insurance fraud related to an alleged staged crash in Evangeline Parish in 2015. Authorities say the crash was staged to facilitate a fraudulent insurance claim for property and bodily harm. State Police Spokesperson Master Trooper Brooks David says the crash included minors.
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Four die in fiery crash on I-12 in St. Tammany Parish
Posted on 5/27/2018 1:46:00 PM.
State Police say an 18-wheeler, hauling avocados, was unable to stop as traffic had slowed down, causing a chain reaction crash with nine other vehicles. The 18-wheeler jackknifed and caught fire. The driver was killed and a positive identification has yet to be confirmed.
I-12, State Police

LSP: Trooper fires gun at juvenile who attempted gain access into the patrol vehicle
Posted on 4/6/2018 12:25:00 PM.

Some scary moments for a Louisiana State Trooper last night in New Orleans as a yet unidentified man attempted to get into his vehicle. Police later apprehended a juvenile and charged him with attempted carjacking of the unmarked police vehicle. Sergeant Jared Sandifer says it started when a strange car just pulled up.

New Orleans, Louisiana, State Police, Jared Sanifer

Two south Louisiana teenagers are dead after hit and run wreck
Posted on 2/5/2018 10:07:00 AM.
State Police arrest a 20-year-old Kaplan man for a hit and run crash that killed two high school students. Sgt. Jared Sandifer says Tyler Meaux was driving a Ford F-150 and heading the wrong way on U-S 167 Sunday night when he slammed into a Honda Civic, carrying four teenagers
"Two of those four teenagers were killed as a result of the crash," Sandifer said. 
Jared Sandifer, State Police, Abbeville, Maurice, Tyler Meaux, North Vermilion High School

State Police bring back highway safety enforcement program after allegations of payroll fraud
Posted on 2/5/2018 1:51:00 AM.
A highway safety traffic enforcement program that resulted in some state troopers receiving overtime pay when they were at home has been reinstated after new rules were put in place. The investigation by WVUE-TV in New Orleans led to the suspension of three troopers. State Police Major Doug Cain says changes have been made to prevent payroll fraud.
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Louisianians have no idea how to drive on ice
Posted on 1/17/2018 11:09:00 AM.
Needless to say the icy road conditions are something Louisianians are not familiar with, but there are still motorists out who are required to be at work. State Police Senior Trooper Bryan Lee says based on the number of crashes they saw in a short period of time this morning, plenty of people can't handle a vehicle on the ice. (pictured is I-10 in Baton Rouge @ College Dr.)
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Report: Former LSP leader knew of controversial side trip by troopers to Vegas
Posted on 12/1/2017 7:11:00 AM.
A newly released 300-page State Police report provided to the Advocate, shows former LSP Superintendent Mike Edmonson allegedly knew about side trips several troopers took on their way to a conference in San Diego last year. President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission Rafael Goyeneche says Edmonson asked for an internal investigation only after the media became involved.
Mike Edmonson, State Police, Advocate, side trip, Las Vegas

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