East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and LSU President F. King Alexander vowed Wednesday to work together again, if necessary, to defeat a possible second attempt to carve out a new city in the southeastern part of the parish.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
After months of meetings and debate, the Baton Rouge committee on police policies began to see their final recommendations coming together Tuesday evening as academics from local universities presented their ideas on ways to improve the Baton Roug…
Monday, March 27, 2017
An attorney for a prominent Black Lives Matter activist urged a federal judge Monday to dismiss a lawsuit by an unnamed Baton Rouge police officer who claims he was injured during a protest four days after the deadly police shooting of Alton Sterl…
Friday, March 24, 2017
Deputy Nick Tullier's fiance, Danielle Mcnicoll, posted a video this week showing Tullier maneuvering a power wheelchair outside the Houston hospital where he is undergoing rehabilitation.
Law enforcement officials in Louisiana's capital face another federal lawsuit accusing them of violating the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
After a memorial for fallen law enforcement officers was moved recently from downtown to the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters, Metro Council members said this week they want another monument to honor law enforcement where the public can see it.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Sgt. Bruce Simmons and others from EBRSO traveled to Houston to visit Nick Tullier, who was injured in the July 17 officer shooting. Simmons was one of Tullier's fellow officers injured in the ambush …
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Deputy Nick Tullier remembers being shot by a gunman on July 17 in Baton Rouge, and he's angry but not sad or depressed about the tragic event that changed his life, his father, James, said in a Sunday Facebook post. And he feels like he's getting…
Saturday, February 25, 2017
This year's Spanish Town Mardi Gras parade turned Baton Rouge's devastating August floods into cause for laughter on Saturday, with flamingo-themed floats satirizing FEMA, politicians and the red tape for flood victims trying to rebuild.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Dezmion Barrow recounted Monday night how unnerved he had been when a Baton Rouge Police officer pulled him over in Perkins Rowe during the holiday season.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
As he walked Brad Garafola Jr. to the pitching mound, LSU baseball star shortstop Kramer Robertson leaned in close and offered some words of wisdom.
Friday, February 03, 2017
Baton Rouge Police Department Union President Sgt. C. Bryan Taylor said Friday that he agrees with use-of-force policy changes Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced on Thursday.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Chad Montgomery knew it wasn't a normal Sunday when he showed up at 6 a.m. for his patrol with the Baton Rouge Police Department on July 17.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Injured East Baton Rouge deputy Nick Tullier was having a procedure done on Monday on an exit wound that has become infected, according to his family.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A 61-year-old Baton Rouge woman died Wednesday morning after she was hit by a car while standing in the road on Choctaw Drive, Baton Rouge police said.
Friday, January 13, 2017
A Baton Rouge man who was arrested during last summer's Alton Sterling-related demonstrations and claimed police officers stomped and punched him has been indicted on several rape charges involving a young girl.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Injured East Baton Rouge deputy Nick Tullier this week received gifts from a New Orleans bakery and one of his favorite bands -- and in a welcome moment of normalcy, a haircut from his fiance.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Advocate's coverage of the tumultuous summer in Baton Rouge — which featured the fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling, an ambush that killed three local law enforcement officers and a devastating flood that heavily damaged tens of thousands…
North Banks Middle School had a scare Wednesday after a student was seen motioning with a gun that turned out to be a BB-gun, said a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish school system.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Injured East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy Nick Tullier has shown another sign of progress in his recovery by giving his mother a special birthday gift.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Months after the deaths of three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers, loved ones continue to cope without their missing pieces as Christmas approaches.
Wounded Baton Rouge officer Nick Tullier underwent surgery Thursday in Houston to install a pump that will aid in administering a muscle relaxer, his father, James, reported on Facebook.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
The area 'Wreaths Across America' event, one of many around the country, was held at Port Hudson National Cemetery Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, with wreaths placed fallen U.S. military members, and Prisoners of War and Missing in Action. This year, t…
Thursday, December 15, 2016
A video released Thursday by TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston shows East Baton Rouge deputy Nick Tullier communicating with hospital staff members, providing non-verbal answers to "yes" or "no" questions and correctly identifying words on…
Doctors at a Houston hospital had expected wounded East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier to arrive last month in a vegetative state, unconscious to the world, as the result of severe bullet wounds and at least one heart stoppage after bei…
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
A month after wounded East Baton Rouge Deputy Nick Tullier arrived at TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston, doctors talked about Tullier's rehabilitation during a Thursday press conference.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Members of an informal committee looking at ways to improve Baton Rouge police and community relations called Thursday for better police training and appointing police ambassadors to act as liaisons between officers and residents of the neighborho…
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
After a Baton Rouge Police officer shot and killed Alton Sterling in July, hundreds took to the city's streets in protest. Now, City Hall will pay out a few hundred dollars apiece to more than 90 protesters, including Black Lives Matter activist D…
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Cameron Sterling, Dechia Gerald and Warrick Dunn, three people united by tragedy, a hometown and the New Orleans Saints.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier, who was critically injured in the officer ambush over the summer, underwent surgery Tuesday to clean out a bullet exit wound and help the area heal, Tullier's father, James, said.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday honored the dispatcher handling radio calls during the July 17 ambush on law enforcement.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Five proposed policy changes for the Baton Rouge Police Department crashed Wednesday as the Metro Council rejected one after another, with the suggestions falling like dominoes pushed by tension among council members.
Monday, November 07, 2016
A Baton Rouge police officer who lost teeth and suffered other injuries during a protest outside police headquarters four days after the deadly police shooting of Alton Sterling filed a federal lawsuit Monday against a prominent Black Lives Matter…
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Guaranteeing that Baton Rouge Police officers can speak about injustices without fear of retribution. Instituting mandatory bias testing before police officers hit the streets. Encouraging residents to show more respect toward police.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
A foot-tall statue of Saint Michael the Archangel stands on the windowsill of Nick Tullier's hospital room. Nearby, next to a framed photo of the strapping 41-year-old East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy, sits a clear plastic bag of black-and-blue r…
Friday, October 28, 2016
People interested in seeing Baton Rouge police reform will have a chance next week to give their opinions and recommendations at meetings meant to create a "community action plan."
Monday, October 24, 2016
The Baton Rouge Police Department is one of the most frequent topics on the mayoral campaign trail, with citizens and forum moderators asking how the parish's prospective leaders will heal the deep divides between residents and police that caught …
Friday, October 21, 2016
Nick Tullier's 18-year-old son wonders if he'll ever hear his father's voice again. "Will we still be able to hang out together and just chat? I have no clue," Trent Tullier tells CNN in a feature posted online Friday.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
After a tumultuous summer and national outcry about police unnecessarily harming citizens, the Baton Rouge Police Department is considering creating a use-of-force committee with a possible citizen member, Chief Carl Dabadie said Thursday.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
A new foundation is buying protective gear for officers and supporting families of lawmen in the Baton Rouge area, with at least $110,000 already pledged and nearly $70,000 from the fund spent last month on items such as gas masks, batons, shields…
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel is not letting up on her attempts to usher in policy changes for the Baton Rouge Police Department despite her past pushes being met with opposition from other political and police leaders.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office provided an update on one deputy injured in the July 17 attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Nearly three months after Alton Sterling's videotaped death in a Baton Rouge convenience store parking lot, demonstrators and relatives at a rally Monday outside City Hall demanded a swift resolution to the federal investigation into the killing.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Injured East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy Nick Tullier had his "best day so far" in terms of his vital statistics on Tuesday and is still being prepared to be transported by air to Houston for rehabilitation, but no date has been set for the move,…
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sgt. Bruce Simmons said his training immediately kicked in after he and others were shot July 17 in Baton Rouge, allowing him to focus not on his injury but on stopping the gunman.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Saturday, September 03, 2016
BATON ROUGE (AP) — For nearly 50 days, James Tullier has barely left the Baton Rouge hospital where he's held vigil for his son, a sheriff's deputy wounded in an ambush that killed three other officers — not even when his family was hit by a secon…
Monday, August 29, 2016
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Marine who ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers last month never saw combat in Iraq, but told doctors he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because a buddy showed him videos of maim…
Saturday, August 27, 2016
For the third time this summer, Baton Rouge's mayor-president race has a new issue at its forefront as residents look to rebuild from recent flooding and search for a vision of how the city-parish can heal after multiple tragedies over a short time span.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
A group of residents is looking back on the disasters and racial unrest that enveloped Baton Rouge this summer and is brainstorming policies local government could implement to move the parish forward.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
During his visit to Baton Rouge Tuesday, President Barack Obama met with the family of injured East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputy Nick Tullier, his father confirmed.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
The fatal shootings of three lawmen last month paralyzed Baton Rouge and further shook a nation already reeling from episodes of mass gun violence. But on top of the human loss, the attack triggered a state of emergency for local law enforcement a…
Thursday, August 11, 2016
A group of pastors and others attending a "real talk" event geared toward black men Thursday said they want to ensure Baton Rouge remains peaceful regardless of whether the police officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling on July 5…
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The Metro Council let the clock run out Wednesday on a major proposed change to the Baton Rouge Police Department called for by community leaders and activists after last month's killing of Alton Sterling by police followed by the slaying of three…
Monday, August 08, 2016
A roundtable of political, spiritual and law enforcement leaders agreed Monday that Baton Rouge leaders need to define which problems are hampering relationships between the police and the community, though the group did not move forward with any …
Sunday, August 07, 2016
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Nick Tullier, critically wounded in the July 17 Baton Rouge attack on law enforcement, is now off a breathing machine but remains hospitalized and in need of prayers, his father wrote in a Facebook post Sunday.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
As ominous a sight as it was, Gavin Long’s heavily armed walk down Airline Highway fell squarely within Louisiana law, which allows gun owners to openly carry firearms in public.
When Carl Dabadie Jr. got the call all police chiefs dread, he was deep in the throes of one of the most challenging times for the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel and more than 50 supporters laid out a game plan Thursday for the vote at next week's council meeting for a proposal that would require all future Baton Rouge Police Department hires to live in the parish.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
The Albemarle Foundation will donate $1 million over five years to Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center as part of a workplace effort to boost cancer prevention and early detection.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
On the night before he was shot and critically wounded by a murderous gunman, East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputy Nick Tullier was headed home from work when he spotted a lady with small kids on the side of the road struggling with a flat tire.
The fallen officer memorial that has grown in recent weeks outside the B-Quik convenience store on Airline Highway was moved Tuesday from the site of the July 17 shootings that left three Baton Rouge law officers dead.
Monday, August 01, 2016
The homicides of three officers shouldn't water down discussions about police reform and race in Baton Rouge, members of a panel argued Monday.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
In contrast with several high-profile incidents elsewhere around the country, the New Orleans Police Department has not had a single officer-involved shooting so far in 2016, prompting some civil rights activists to suggest that the sweeping refor…
Saturday, July 30, 2016
The cell phone video of Baton Rouge police fatally shooting 37-year-old Alton Sterling had surfaced on the internet only a few hours before a staffer for Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards alerted him to watch.
Seeing what Gavin Eugene Long left behind -- three dead officers, three more wounded and a digital trail of his swelling agitation over recent police shootings of black people -- former FBI profiler Kathleen Puckett said she was struck by a mother…
Friday, July 29, 2016
Damarcus Alexander spent more than seven hours in police custody after three Baton Rouge officers were killed, locked up in what he described as a grueling ordeal that only grew more painful when he was released and learned his cousin was one of t…
The bill to compensate Baton Rouge-area law enforcement officers for extra work after high-profile shootings in July has reached nearly $3 million, with the final tab expected to come out even higher.
Just a few days after Metro Council members rejected holding a full public hearing on a residency requirement for new Baton Rouge police hires, Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel is looking to revive the idea, this time making it more flexible by ma…
U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, the nation's top law enforcement official, met with law enforcement first responders on Friday in Baton Rouge.
After two days spent listening to a cross-section of Baton Rouge — from first responders to families mourning slain officers and a man killed by police — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch reflected Friday on her time in the capital city.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
A memorial service for slain Baton Rouge officers Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald, and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputy Brad Garafola gave public figures and the community an opportunity to honor the fallen trio.
A memorial service for fallen Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Matthew Gerald, 41, Montrell Jackson, 32, and sheriff's deputy Brad Garafola, 45, was held Thursday at Healing Place Church. Here are 10 of the most memorable quotes from the service.
In a city exhausted by shootings that have put residents and lawmen on high alert, leaders once again gathered to honor the fallen on Thursday, this time buoyed by some of the nation's top government officials.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
A controversial push that would force future Baton Rouge Police Department hires to live within city limits died quickly Wednesday when the Metro Council failed to introduce it at its meeting, preventing the ordinance from going to a public hearin…
The families of three law enforcement officers killed by a lone gunman on July 17 would receive $250,000 each from the state under a plan that won tentative approval Wednesday.
A protest-related lawsuit, filed eight days after a Baton Rouge police officer shot Alton Sterling to death and four days before three local law enforcement officers died in an ambush, won't be the focus of a two-day federal court hearing this wee…
The Baton Rouge Police Department released a statement Wednesday saying it has been “overwhelmed” by the community’s support since the fatal shootings of three law enforcement officers on July 17.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Two former police chiefs and a handful of black community leaders on Tuesday called for ways to bridge the divide between law enforcement and black Baton Rouge before another tragedy occurs.
The nation's top law enforcement official will take part in a round table discussion with federal officials and will meet with law enforcement first responders on Friday in Baton Rouge, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday.
After shots rang through Baton Rouge and wall-to-wall media coverage displayed protests, crime scenes and funerals, Capital Area Human Services is hosting a number of free sessions starting Wednesday on processing trauma.
For the past three weeks, Darin Fontenette has stood on Baton Rouge streets with homemade signs alongside a small band of others calling for justice for Alton Sterling and equal treatment for all citizens, first near the store when Sterling was sh…
Baton Rouge residents turned out in droves Monday to support a fundraising campaign at local restaurants and bars for law enforcement officers that were killed and wounded in a devastating ambush two weekends ago.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Baton Rouge Police officer Montrell Jackson was one of three law enforcement officers killed July 17 by a lone gunman. Friends and fellow officers at Jackson's funeral Monday remembered him as the embodiment of the word hero. Here are five of the …
Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to attend the public memorial service for three law enforcement officers who were gunned down in Baton Rouge last week.
Trenisha Jackson, the wife of slain Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson, told reporters Monday at Greenoaks cemetery that there's work to be done in Baton Rouge so that violence in the city can end.
At his funeral on Monday, speaker after speaker recalled Cpl. Montrell Jackson as a family man and devoted Baton Rouge police officer who took pride in his difficult job.
The brother of slain Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson delivered an emotional eulogy at his funeral Monday in Baton Rouge.
East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Warren Drake on Monday said the school system will be ready by Aug. 10, the first day of school, to address concerns that returning students might have over the recent high-profile shootings in Baton Rouge.
Funeral for slain Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson at Living Faith Christian Center.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Many words will be spoken Monday in honor of Montrell Jackson, the Baton Rouge Police Department officer who died when a gunman shot three law enforcement officers on July 17, killing three. But no words offered in Jackson’s memory could be more e…
Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson, one of three law enforcement officers killed July 17 by a lone gunman, will be laid to rest Monday.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
This month, Baton Rouge area residents suffered civic agony when a local black man was shot to death during a struggle with police, apparently inspiring a deranged black gunman from Missouri to exact a twisted form of revenge by killing three area…
The past several days and weeks have left hearts heavy throughout Baton Rouge, our state and our nation. The pain felt by all of us is real. Still, remember that we are resilient. We have endured unspeakable loss, but we will not allow it to destr…
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy Brad Garafola -- one of three law enforcement officers killed last Sunday in an attack by a lone gunman -- was laid to rest Saturday. Here are five quotes and anecdotes from his funeral that best sum up Garafola.
When Deputy Bradford "Brad" Garafola wasn’t at his job working for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, he was known as the "neighborhood husband."
Funeral for slain East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy Brad Garafola at Istrouma Baptist Church. Video courtesy of WWL-TV.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office deputy Brad Garafola will be laid to rest Saturday at Greenoaks Funeral Home. His burial will be preceded by visitation and a funeral service at Istrouma Baptist Church on Sam Rushing Drive. Garafola was one of th…
Friday, July 22, 2016
Today’s funeral for East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy Brad Garafola will be an occasion for tears, and many of those tears will be shed by his fellow lawmen.
Baton Rouge Police officer Matthew Gerald was one of three law enforcement officers killed Sunday by a lone gunman. Friends and fellow officers at Gerald's funeral Friday remembered him as the embodiment of the word patriot. Here are five of the m…
They stood with their right hands stiff against their foreheads, their bodies shoulder-to-shoulder in perfectly straight rows. Their varied uniforms — some red, or grey, or green, some wearing caps and some in gloves — formed a united patchwork of…
Shortly after 8:30 a.m. on July 17, a masked man dressed in black with an assault rifle and handgun stalked law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge with military-style tactics and precision, according to local authorities.
President Barack Obama pledged his support to law enforcement officers who were gathered in Washington, D.C. on Friday, following the fatal shooting of three officers in Baton Rouge earlier this week.
Baton Rouge Police officer Matthew Gerald was laid to rest Friday at Louisiana National Cemetery. His burial was preceded by visitation and a funeral service at Healing Place Church on Highland Road. Gerald was one of three law enforcement officer…
This indeed has been a summer of discontent for the nation, and Baton Rouge in particular. But with any luck — and a lot of hard work — history will report this as a turning point, when people of good will ignored the naysayers.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
With the funeral of Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald today, a grieving city has begun to bury the fallen lawmen who died in a horrific act of violence Sunday, when a gunman killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers and wounded thr…
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will be in attendance at all three officer funerals scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Monday, according to spokesman Richard Carbo.
Under a steamy noontime sun Thursday, more than hundred people stood and listened at Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge as the Rev. Derrick Hills read out a psalm of comfort often leaned upon in times of loss.
A video that appears to depict Gavin Long foreshadowing some sort of attack months before the 29-year-old shot six law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday is being investigated by the Louisiana State Police.