At approximately 7:39 a.m. on November 23, 2014, Shreveport Police patrol responded to a vehicle burglary in the 200 block of Prospect Street. Upon the arrival, officers learned the victim observed a male suspect, later iden tified as 47-yearold Garnell Richardson; attempting to enter three vehicles parked at the residence.
Back on August 14, 2014, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to an armed robbery in the 2900 block of Willie Mays Street. Upon arrival, officers learned a black male stepped out into the street and flagged the victims down. The male proceeded to rob both victims at gun point, then fleeing the scene on foot.
Every five years, several ad valorem property taxes are placed before the citizens for renewals that provide basic city services and salaries/ benefits for our first responders and other city employees. The last time this occurred was 2013. In 2017 the taxes expired, and we made the decision to only go out for the taxes when necessary, and not before.
Initially, his law enforcement background will be questioned by many rank and file at the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). Reportedly, his service as public information officer and then head of the SPD Crime Stoppers program did not entail any supervisory or investigative activities.
One million dollars down the drain to pay for a special session of the Louisiana legislature. And all for naught. The governor is hollering that the financial sky is falling and the state is in dire fiscal straights. Legislators protest that their hands are tied by too many constitutional dedications.