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Bossier City police chief placed on administrative leave pending investigation; interim chief appointed

BCPD Chief Shane McWilliams
BCPD Chief Shane McWilliams
Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 6:04 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2021 at 11:09 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - According to a release from the City of Bossier City, Mayor Tommy Chandler has announced that Police Chief Shane McWilliams has been reassigned within the department effective immediately and will no longer have the duties of police chief.

City officials confirm he has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation into certain policy violations.

“I want to thank Shane McWilliams for his many years of dedicated service to the citizens of Bossier City and to the Bossier City Police Department as chief of police and I look forward to working with him in a different capacity within the department,” said Mayor Chandler.

The city hasn’t specified the reasons why McWilliams has been placed on leave or the cause for the internal investigation.

McWilliams first became a police officer in Bossier City in 1993, rising to the rank of detective before getting appointed as police chief in 2010.

Chandler has designated Sgt. Chris Estess as interim police chief until a new police chief can be appointed.

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