SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A recent internal poll of Shreveport police officers shows overwhelming support for the city’s $186 million bond proposal package.
Officers voted anonymously via an electronic ballot that was sent to their emails by Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond. Nearly 71 percent of the 336 officers who responded support the bond proposal.
On the ballot Nov. 16 will be propositions that include funding to improve police facilities, namely $20 million to construct a central police headquarters.
These poll results are in contrast to comments made by Shreveport Police Officers Association President Michael Carter.
And the police union released the following statement Thursday afternoon:
On Friday, Shreveport Firefighters Local 514 issued the following statement: