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Four people injured in seven-car pileup 

Posted: 3/4/14

Four people were injured during a seven-car pileup Tuesday evening. None of the injuries are life threatening, according to West Baton Rouge Parish Deputy Cliff Ivey. Ivey said the injured were taken to four area hospitals, a couple with injuries to the face. 

 

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Police Searching for Third Suspect Connected to Shooting

Posted: 3/4/14

Baton Rouge police say they have two of the three teenagers suspected of killing Mayor Kip Holden's neighbor. The man killed was long-time Southern University employee, Henry Belaire. They are still looking for one more teenager in that crime.  

 

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2nd court ruling on DWI checkpoints goes against police in Baton Rouge

Posted: 2/16/14

A state District Court judge has let stand a City Court ruling that the Police Department violated the law when a police supervisor was present and engaged in activities connected with DWI checkpoints. 

 

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Opinion: DWI checkpoints a necessary evil, if done right

Posted: 2/13/14

City Court Judge Yvette Alexander ruled last year to eliminate evidence collected in a DWI checkpoint on Government Street in 2010, which initially resulted in a DWI charge against defendant Brian Parks. Parks' lawyer, Cliff Ivey, said he was able to prove in court that supervisor Sgt. Cory Reach was working the checkpoint on the night in question, and he filed similar motions to eliminate evidence from DWI charges made by Baton Rouge police. 

 

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DWI checkpoint arrests in jeopardy with court ruling

Posted: 2/11/14

A ruling by a district court judge could spell trouble for prosecutors as they deal with dozens of drunk driving cases now pending in Baton Rouge city court. However, prosecutors say they will appeal. Attorney Cliff Ivey, a former Baton Rouge police officer, represents a man arrested at a DWI checkpoint in downtown Baton Rouge. Ivey says his client's drunk driving arrest should be thrown out because Baton Rouge police did not follow the law in conducting the checkpoint. 

 

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Inside Report: DWI checkpoints being challenged

Posted: 1/28/14

Police DWI checkpoints are a lot like airport security-nobody looks forward to potentially long waits and thorough examinations. But in the interest of public safety, most people just deal with it. In May, City Court Judge Yvette Alexander suppressed all evidence needed to prosecute one of attorney Cliff Ivey's clients for DWI under the premise the Baton Rouge Police Department had goofed when conducting a checkpoint. 

 

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Judge: Baton Rouge Police DWI checkpoints unconstitutional

Posted: 5/21/13

A key piece of evidence in a Baton Rouge drunk driving case has been tossed out of city court. The ruling could have a major impact on future DWI trials. Baton Rouge attorney Cliff Ivey took one of his DWI cases to trial last week. The case went before Baton Rouge City Court Judge Yvette Alexander. Ivey claims the Baton Rouge Police Department not only messed up the checkpoint in which his client was stopped, but all checkpoints since 2010.  

 

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