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Shreveport Police officer fired for malfeasance

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport Police officer has been fired after a lengthy investigated showed evidence the officer committed malfeasance in office.

Officer Eddie Williams was terminated by Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw, Wednesday morning, according to police.

Williams' firing stems from an incident that reportedly happened back in September 2010. Police say that Williams assisted in a prisoner transport at the Shreveport City Jail. As Williams reportedly searched the suspect, a police supervisor reported seeing Williams remove an item from the suspect's pocket and hand it to a female standing nearby.

That woman was detained according to police and they soon learned that the item Williams' had removed from the prisoner's pocket was a small, plastic bag of suspected marijuana.

Following that incident Williams was arrested and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on a charge of malfeasance in office and obstruction of justice. He was placed on unpaid administrative leave and had remained on that leave until this morning.

Williams was hired by the department in February of 2006.

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