Protest held outside SPD after deadly officer-involved shooting; mayor releases statement

Joseph Dewayne Taylor, 33, was killed by SPD during a traffic stop.
Published: Apr. 24, 2023 at 1:05 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 24, 2023 at 10:33 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The mayor of Shreveport has released a statement following the deadly officer-involved shooting of Joseph Dewayne Taylor.

The statement reads:

A number of people spoke out about the deadly incident at Monday afternoon’s city council meeting. Watch their statements below:

Protesters gather after deadly officer-involved shooting

Protesters gathered today after Joseph Dewayne Taylor, 33, was shot and killed by SPD Sunday night>>>

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Monday, April 24, 2023

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.