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City council to open investigation

By Fred Childers - bio|email

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -  City leaders are looking to move forward after an investigation of Shreveport's community housing development department landed seven city employees in jail and charged with fraud.

City council met today to discuss their game plan to address the controversy.

The Shreveport City Council wants to open it's own investigation into the allegations of fraud in the community development office.

 Seven city workers were arrested last week after a Caddo Sheriff's Office probe into the city's Community Development Office.

 City council members say the city charter gives them the authority to call witnesses, have hearings and even issue subpoenas.

 Mayor Cedric Glover says the city council is a separate and co-equal local government, and that his office will cooperate it during the investigation.

 A special meeting has tentatively been scheduled for Thursday (September 10th).

Shreveport City Council members have to vote on a formal resolution to open an investigation.

They believe that investigation could be underway by the end of the week.

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