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La. Republicans block qualified immunity bill, setting aside months of bipartisan...

Republicans in a Louisiana Senate committee on Tuesday blocked Rep. Edmond Jordan’s bill to limit qualified immunity for police officers whose conduct is deemed...

Republicans block ‘Jim Crow jury’ reform in Louisiana House committee

Lawmakers on the Louisiana House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee Thursday voted against a so-called "Jim Crow jury" reform bill that would give a...

Where were the ‘good’ police when Ronald Greene was being brutalized?...

During a May 11 debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives over a bill that would make it easier to sue...

Ronald Greene’s family will ‘not stop fighting for justice,’ advocate says

Surviving family members and other advocates for Ronald Greene, who died in the custody of Louisiana State Police officers in May 2019, rallied on...

Biden urges Congress to act on policing reform after meeting with...

WASHINGTON — A year after George Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer, his family returned Tuesday to Washington, D.C., where lawmakers have been...

Louisiana Senate committee passes resolution that would protect clergy who defy...

Clarification: The story and headline of this story have been edited to reflect that the proposed resolution may not benefit Pastor Tony Spell as...

Will Louisiana finally get more transparency about how the courts spend...

The Louisiana Legislature’s current judicial budget proposal includes a provision it doesn’t include in most years — a requirement the court system be more...

Sheriffs oppose marijuana legalization because sheriffs profit from marijuana’s prohibition |...

During that embarrassingly brief moment when Louisiana moved from the world’s most prolific incarcerator to the world’s second most prolific incarcerator, the Louisiana Sheriffs’...

DCFS would have to make family reunification an immediate priority according...

A bill that would require the Department of Children and Family Services to thoroughly search for adult family members of recently-fostered children within 30...

Senator’s concealed gun bill advances in House

The Louisiana Senate’s “constitutional carry” bill, which would allow the carrying of a concealed gun without a permit, cleared the House Administration of Criminal...

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