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Deeply divided: What’s next for Baton Rouge and the BRPD?

Part 5 of 5 The brawl broke out during the summer of 2019 on a hunting trip in East Texas among a mix of current and former members of the Baton Rouge Police Department.  The trip was a tradition that stretched back generations. It was common in the “good ol’ days” for decisions about promotions…

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A bike ride becomes a nightmare encounter with police

Part 4 of 5 BATON ROUGE – Nikita had known the old man for nearly two decades and she could not recall a single time she had seen him cry. But when she opened the door on that Tuesday evening in 2014, she found her friend and father figure, Edward Butler, 73, in tears, his…

This investigative series was produced with the support of Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE).