Officer in cellphone video of confrontation was arrested, fired, cleared, reinstated in 2017
SPD Officer Gary Thomas was accused of hurting his wife and refusing to let her leave home in 2017. A charge of false imprisonment later was dropped. A charge of domestic abuse battery led to the firing of Thomas in August 2017. Then the Bossier district attorney's office dropped that charge in November 2017. Thomas was returned to the police force after appealing his dismissal.