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Shreveport police officer on administrative leave

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Michael Welch (Source: Shreveport Police Dept.) Michael Welch (Source: Shreveport Police Dept.)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport police officer was placed on administrative leave Tuesday following allegations he violated department policy.

Cpl. Michael Welch previously was charged with DWI after he was reportedly driving his patrol car recklessly on Bert Kouns Industrial Parkway while he was off duty back in 2008.

Late in 2012 Welch was cleared of any wrongdoing in a fatal police-related shooting.

Tuesday's move by police officials was in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Shreveport Fire and Police Civil Service Board, police say. 

Welch has been with the SPD since March 2005.

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