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The City of Monroe is holding a school supply drive to benefit Monroe City School students.  Supplies can be dropped off at Monroe City Hall, Monroe Fire and Police stations, and the Monroe City Public Safety Center.

The drive will end at the close of business Friday, August 13. 

Zordan Named New Police Chief For City Of Monroe

Oct 19, 2020

A 27-year law enforcement veteran with strong ties to the Monroe area has been appointed the City of Monroe’s next Chief of Police. Mayor Friday Ellis appointed Victor “Vic” Zordan late Friday following a week of extensive interviews by the Mayor and a committee of top officials designated by the Mayor. Zordan was one of ten eligible candidates for the Chief of Police position.

The Monroe Police Department issued an arrest warrant for one of two officers involved in the alleged beating of a suspect in April 2020.

According to a statement from the City of Monroe, in June, Monroe Police received a complaint from Timothy Williams, alleging that excessive force was used against him during an arrest on April 21, 2020 by as many as eight Monroe police officers.

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Two community meetings have been scheduled this week by Mayor Jamie Mayo, Police Chief Eugene Ellis and the Monroe Police Department to hear the thoughts of the citizens of Monroe on ways law enforcement can address Monroe City's crime problem. 

At a recent press conference Mayor Mayo announced the latest crime statistics.

Mayo said, "Our homicides are already of our 2018 numbers with two and a half months to go." 

UPDATE: Arrest Made In Hit And Run Case

Oct 23, 2019

Monroe Police made an arrest in the case of the hit-and-run death of 15 year-old Neville student Ashley Dorsey. Authorities arrested 51 year-old Daniel Lynn Ross and charged him with Negligent Homicide and Felony Hit-and-Run. Detectives found Ross was driving a white Chevy Equinox when Dorsey was hit on Park Avenue. He is currently being held in the Ouachita Correction Center. 


Original Story:

A 15-year-old Neville Student has been airlifted to Shreveport after a hit-and-run left her in critical condition.

West Monroe Police Issue Statement On Lockdown

Sep 11, 2019
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On September 10, 2019 at 1025 hours, the West Monroe Police Department was alerted about an armed white male and another white male with him on the campus of West Monroe High School. West Monroe Police has a substation at the high school and an officer was present doing a routine walk through. As a result, the two males were taken into custody within three minutes.

Body Found In Ouachita River Identified

Sep 9, 2019
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An unknown body that was found in the Ouachita River has been identified.

Authorities responded to a call on South Grand Street in Monroe around 1:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Family has come forward to identifiy the decesased as 25-year old Qua'Darrius De'Marico Moore.

Moore's body has been sent off for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing.

No further details have been released at this time. 

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KEDM held an open community forum on Crime Prevention on Monday, Feburary 25.

The discussion was held at 2Dudes Brew & Que, 436 DeSiard Street in Monroe. The expert panel of police and community members answered questions and talked about  problems and solutions with those attending. Topics ranged from the goals of community policing, to social media, to practical steps citizens can take to prevent crime.

The conversation aired on 90.3 KEDM on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. 

An Atlanta-based global nonprofit, Point 27, sent Thin Blue Line scripture-inscribed dog tags called “Shields of Strength” to the Monroe Police Department to honor fallen officer Chris Beaudion who in early January.

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Monroe mayor Jamie Mayo has announced that Eugene Ellis has been selected as the new chief of police. 

Chief Ellis has been working as the interim chief since Quentin Holmes left the position in August. 

Ellis has a 31 year history  at the Monroe Police Department  work working in the patrol division, internal affairs, and narcotics.