Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond admits he made mistakes in how he handled the case of Tommie McGlothen Jr. who died while in police custody. Raymond has told the Shreveport City Council "I absolutely made mistakes in this investigation. I should have put the officers on leave earlier.
The first Tuesday in October is National Night out in our area. National Night Out has been taking place for many years, and was started to bring communities closer together to combat distrust and crime in neighborhoods.
Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond's name will be added to the list of finalists. But this move has not been done by Mayor Adrian Perkins. Council Chairman Jerry Bowman has made the decision since he is apparently Mayor Pro Tem while Perkins is out town.
It's going to be a stressful week for Shreveport on the crime fighting front. Many in the police department are anxiously awaiting the Mayor's choice of police chief. He's expected to submit a name to the city council at the Tuesday meeting.