Baton Rouge at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Baton Rouge Police Department
- Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- Baton Rouge
- 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Baton Rouge Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|BATON ROUGE, CITY OF TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT RELATED SERVICES TO DRUG TRAFFICKING.||Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy||95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program||Sub|
|BATON ROUGE, CITY OF MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA PSN PROJECT||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods||Prime|
|BATON ROUGE, CITY OF TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES RELATED TO DRUG TRAFFICKING||Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy||95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program||Sub|
|BATON ROUGE, CITY OF 2019 BATON ROUGE PSN RAPID RESPONSE TASK FORCE||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.609 Project Safe Neighborhoods||Prime|
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|1||1 @ $833,400.00||$833,400.00||C||7|
|10/3/2013||MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE
|1||1 @ $412,000.00||$412,000.00||C||1|
|98||98 @ $499.00||$48,902.00||D||1|
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $4,535,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
The family of Alton Sterling, a Black man who was shot and killed by a White officer outside of a convenience store in 2016, will be compensated $4.5 million by the City of Baton Rouge.
This settlement was a result of a family lawsuit against the city and others. Sterling was shot and killed when officers responded to a report that there was a Black man selling CDs outside a convenience store who had brandished a gun. Sterling’s death set off national protests. In 2017, the Justice Department failed to bring federal charges against the officers and Louisiana’s attorney general said the officers would not face state charges.
Baton Rouge will pay $35,000 in a settlement involving a 16-year-old who was strip-searched during a traffic stop in January 2020.
Baton Rouge officers strip searched and groped two people, including the 16-year-old, on a public street when conducting a “frisk” during a traffic stop. A federal judge said the officers “demonstrated a serious and wanton disregard” for constitutional rights. During a news conference about the settlement, the police chief said department policies were violated during the stop, including conduct unbecoming of an officer, a violation of BRPD's body-worn camera policy, and another violation regarding warrantless searches.