A Shreveport police officer has been arrested, accused of arranging to meet with a woman at a Bossier City hotel to have sex in exchange for money while he was on duty.
43-year-old Efrain Conde was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of malfeasance in office as the result of a prostitution investigation last week.
Bossier City police say Conde's arrest stems from an investigation conducted last Friday night by the BCPD Vice Unit in which an undercover officer made contact with a woman, later identified as Leigh Ann Johnson, 40, of Bossier City, via the Internet who agreed to meet him at a local hotel for the purpose of having sex for money.
When Bossier City officers arrived at the hotel, they noticed a male subject sitting in the driver's seat of a parked Shreveport police car in the parking lot. Officers initiated their sting and took Johnson into custody. She was taken to the Bossier City Jail and booked on two bench warrants for failure to appear. She was also issued a citation for prostitution.
A subsequent investigation determined that the individual in the Shreveport police car, who was identified as Conde, had arranged to meet the suspect at the hotel for the purpose of having sex for money. Conde was on duty at the time. Based on evidence from their investigation, officers obtained the warrant for Conde's arrest on the malfeasance charge. He was taken into custody at Shreveport police headquarters and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.
Shreveport police released a brief statement Tuesday, saying only that had been placed on administrative leave last week.
In a follow up statement Wednesday following Conde's arrest, Shreveport police said that "The rules and regulations of the Shreveport Fire and Police Municipal Civil Service Board mandate that, "When an employee is charged with a felony he shall, and if a misdemeanor he may, be immediately relieved of duty and placed on "departmental leave" for up to one week at full pay and with continuing seniority."