SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The mayor of Shreveport has released a statement following the deadly officer-involved shooting of Joseph Dewayne Taylor.
The statement reads:
“I was briefed this morning regarding the officer involved shooting that occurred Sunday evening. This incident resulted in the death of a citizen, Joseph Dewayne Taylor. In line with this Administration’s commitment to transparency and the agreement between the Shreveport Police Department and the Louisiana State Police, SPD immediately notified LSP of the incident, and LSP took over the investigation of it. Any event that results in a fatal shooting by a police officer is a serious and sensitive matter. The family of Mr. Taylor, the officers involved, and our entire community deserve a meticulous investigation. The City and SPD will cooperate fully with LSP in their review of this matter. LSP has directed that all communications about the incident come to and from LSP. The Mayor’s office will comply with that directive so as not to jeopardize the investigation or its independence. Any inquiries prior to the conclusion of the investigation should be directed to LSP.”
A number of people spoke out about the deadly incident at Monday afternoon’s city council meeting. Watch their statements below:
Dozens of people gathered outside the headquarters of the Shreveport Police Department to protest Monday afternoon after a
deadly officer-involved shooting the night before.
On Sunday, April 23, Joseph Dewayne Taylor, 33, was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop near the intersection of Mansfield Road and Valleyview Drive. On Monday, a number of his family members and others in the community gathered to protest.
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