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Settlement reached in lawsuit over Confederate statue

The agreement lets the parish proceed with removing the monument and taking it to another location
Just one week after the owners of a Confederate monument received the order to move it in 3...
Just one week after the owners of a Confederate monument received the order to move it in 3 months a stern written response is sent back to Caddo Parish leaders. (Source: KSLA)
Updated: Jul. 20, 2020 at 3:05 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over the Confederate statue on the north side of the Caddo Courthouse lawn in downtown Shreveport.

Representatives of the Caddo Commission and Chapter 237 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met Monday to sign the agreement.

The pact allows the parish to proceed with removing the monument and taking it to another location, which has yet to be determined.

Caddo commissioners will meet behind closed doors during a special session Tuesday to discuss the settlement. They are expected to vote on the agreement when they come out of the executive session.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement in the UDC v. Commission case,” said Donna Frazier, parish attorney. “The parish has executed all legal means in the removal of the monument and will proceed with next steps.”

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