Police union questions delay in deploying new patrol units - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Police union questions delay in deploying new patrol units

The city of Shreveport set aside $3.5 million to buy 90 new police cars this year, but the vehicles were delivered months ago and have been sitting unused in a parking lot ever since.

A Shreveport Police Association President Michael Carter says the rank and file are becoming frustrated because the department is short on vehicles and some officers are driving cars without air conditioning or computers and sometimes even riding 3 to a car.

At 10, hear why officers believe politics are stalling the process of getting the new patrol cars on the streets, and what the police department and the city have to say about it. 

$3.5 million worth of brand-new Shreveport police vehicles have been parked and not in use since arriving in mid-May. (Source: KSLA News 12)

Also new at 10, new details on the costs of state and local law enforcement's response to the death of Alton Sterling and the protests that followed in Baton Rouge.

Plus, we're tracking higher rain chances and 'cooler' weather ahead. Tune in for StormTracker 12 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Castle's latest forecast! 

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