Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:34:37 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:07 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Former Police Chief Dewayne White says the Baton Rouge Police Department still has a long way to go in improving relations with the black community. East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle is calling for a federal investigation of the department, following allegations of discrimination.
White says the police department is under what's called a consent decree from the federal government, and he's told things within the department have not improved for that order to be lifted.
"I'm personally aware of numerous instances of racial insensitivities and bias as are you," White said addressing Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, at Monday's termination hearing.
Mayor Holden says things have greatly improved during his time as mayor, accusing White of using racial tension to his own advantage.
"It is really a sad situation to sit here and watch a man try to play black against black and woman against black and mayor against black," Holden said.
The city's police department has been under a consent decree since 1977, when the Feds found that the city had a longstanding failure to hire, promote and treat equally black employees and females.
"It allows the court to monitor that agency. If they don't comply with the orders within the decree, then the judge can initiate some sort of additional penalty," said Bryan Francis, a former Texas police officer and criminal justice instructor.
Following Hurricane Katrina, officers from New Mexico and Michigan were brought in to assist Baton Rouge police. Some of those out-of-state officers accused BRPD cops of harassing black people and searching them without cause. The U.S. Justice Department later cleared BRPD of those allegations.
"We swept that under the rug...that's why a lot of blacks don't have faith in the police department," said one caller into a local radio show.
White says the department has seen improvements while he was chief, with a dramatic drop in complaints of excessive force.
Monday, February 18 2013 1:19 PM EST2013-02-18 18:19:18 GMT
The battle between the mayor of Baton Rouge and the city's police chief will come to a head Monday morning. The two will be face-to-face at a 9 a.m. hearing in the Metro Council chambers. Mayor Kip Holden isMore >>
The battle between the mayor of Baton Rouge and the city's police chief came to a head Monday morning in a hearing to determine whether or not the Mayor will fire the police chief. The Mayor decided to follow through with the termination of Dewayne White.More >>
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