The Lafayette Police Department has had five different leaders or acting leaders in the past two years since Mayor-President Josh Guillory took office, including three just in the past two weeks.
Police chief, interim chief, acting chief. Whatever title you use, there's no denying there's been a revolving door in the top office of the Lafayette Police Department since Josh Guillory was elected mayor-president in November 2019.
Interim Lafayette Police Chief Wayne Griffin has been put on leave following allegations of sexual harassment, officials announced Thursday evening.
Spencer Matthew Legendre, 23, of New Iberia has been sentenced to 72 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release on distribution of child pornography charges by U.S. District Court Judge Michael J. Juneau, who also ordered Legendre to pay …
Interim Lafayette Police Chief Wayne Griffin said Tuesday he is not resigning the post he was appointed to Oct. 7 and declined to respond to allegations made Tuesday during a City Council meeting.
Lafayette's interim police chief will be asked to review a complaint against a police captain that the complainant suggests was mishandled by former Police Chief Thomas Glover, who was fired Oct. 7 for undisclosed reasons.
Marcus Lee Andrus, 24, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after an overnight argument ended in gunfire, according to a statement from Lafayette Police.
The Crowley Police Department shut down rides early on the second night of the International Rice Festival after fighting juveniles posed a safety threat to visitors, Chief Jimmy Broussard said.
Another man was arrested on Thursday in connection to the June 8 shooting that occurred at North City Park in Opelousas, the Opelousas Police Department said.
A Lafayette jury on Friday found Tyler Benoit of Kaplan guilty of manslaughter in connection with the August 2017 shooting death of "Good Samaritan" Christon Chaisson in downtown Lafayette.
A man who sued two police officers and Lafayette Consolidated Government after he was bitten by a police dog lost his appeal this week.
An Opelousas man has been booked on a second-degree murder charge in connection with a September shooting, according to the Opelousas Police Department.
A St. Martinville man was arrested Tuesday on warrants involving child rape, molestation and battery, according to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office.
A Northside High School athletic coach was arrested Monday over an alleged inappropriate sexual relationship with a student, according to Lafayette Parish Correctional Center arrest records.
A third suspect is under arrest, and additional charges have been issued for two others, in a Lafayette Parish homicide case from Sept. 30.
Lafayette police have identified a suspect in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rashawn Broussard and the attempted murder of a second victim as 21-year-old Bryson Shaquille George of Lafayette.
Lafayette Police Special Investigation Unit has identified and located a suspect they believe is responsible for the homicide that occurred Wednesday in the 100 block of Essie Street.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the 2019 homicide of 35-year-old Timothy Green of Abbeville. The shooting took place about 5 a.m. Aug. 5, 2019. Upon officers' arrival, they located a male subject who was apparently deceased from a gu…
Lafayette has experienced a significant increase in violent crimes, according to the latest annual FBI crime report. The rise in crime follows statewide and national trends. Homicides were also on track to increase locally, although not as much as…
Suspected human remains were found in a burn pile on a property near the Ridge area Thursday morning, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Officials with the state Attorney General's Office booked two local men with child pornography, according to KATC.
An Abbeville man, identified as Isaiah Wimbley, was arrested Sunday after several complaints of shots being fired over the weekend, the Abbeville Police Department said Tuesday.
An increase in crime has prompted the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office and the Abbeville Police Department to reactivate a cooperative violent crimes task force, according to a statement from Eddie Langlinais, director of the task force and infor…
A Carencro Police Department officer, firefighters and a neighbor worked together to save a Carencro couple from a Breaux Road house fire late Monday.
One man is dead as the result of a shooting Saturday on Marigny Circle in Lafayette Parish, according to a statement from Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.
A deacon with the Diocese of Lafayette has been placed on administrative leave following claims of child sexual abuse predating the deacon’s service with the church, the diocese said in a Friday statement.
A Lafayette grand jury on Wednesday handed up indictments formally charging suspects with murder charges in five separate Lafayette Parish homicides.
Money was stolen from an athletic department safe after a break in at St. Michael Catholic School early Wednesday morning.
Three men were arrested in New Iberia after officers responded to a shooting and located one victim inside a home where illegal activity was taking place, New Iberia Police said.
Aprill Foulcard, former mayor of Jeanerette who is facing Medicaid fraud charges in Baton Rouge, malfeasance charges in Iberia Parish as well as theft and fraud charges in New Iberia, has been arrested again.
Two additional arrests have been made in a homicide last week in Lafayette Parish, according to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has designated a Safe Exchange Zone adjacent to LPSO’s main office, accordin to a statement Monday from Sheriff Mark Garber.