A year and a half after the Louisiana Legislative Auditor launched an investigation into whether DeSoto Parish Sheriff deputies abused a ticket writing detail known as LACE, the agency finally released its official report.
KSLA Chief Investigative Reporter Stacey Cameron takes a closer look at a deadly officer-involved shooting. Through a public records request, KSLA Investigates learned the officer's police unit was equipped with a dash camera, however he was not assigned a body camera.
Ben Raymond is still the top cop in the city of Shreveport, but earlier this week his job title shifted.Raymond is now the provisional Chief of Police, following Mayor Adrian Perkins decision to change his appointment status.
On a recent evening, while fixing her two kids’ dinner, Tabitha Trudnak spoke about the lunches where her daughter attends school, and her confidence in the cleanliness of the cafeteria serving those meals.
But are school kitchens and cafeteria’s as clean as they look? Wanting to find out, KSLA Investigates looked at inspection reports from the Louisiana Department of Health, covering all the public schools in each parish school district in our viewing area.
Evelana Smith wants the public to understand that her son’s life meant something to the people who loved him. And she is convinced that someone has key information that could help police solve the homicide.
Three women live with a reality most parents fear to imagine. They recently buried young sons. And two threads connect their heartache. No one has been arrested for killing their sons. And since Day One, they've felt all but ignored by the Shreveport Police Department.
After meeting with the prosecution team that handled her son’s case, a woman became convinced that lawyers presented a weak case to the grand jury, hoping to avoid a trial, because her son was homeless and struggled with drugs.
After hearing arguments for 40 minutes, a three-judge panel of the Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal now will decide whether the DeSoto Parish district attorney is violating the Constitution and state law regarding the way his office is distributing funds from a traffic ticket diversion program.
A Louisiana Court of Appeals agrees a defamation suit against Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler and the city's top administrator should be tossed. The court ruling "extortion," "blackmail" and "shakedown" comments were free speech, not defamatory remarks.