SPD chief, officer cleared of criminal wrongdoing over gunfire during chase

Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 at 8:59 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump will be back on the job Wednesday.

He has been on paid leave since he and Shreveport police Lt. Matt Prunty fired their guns at a suspect they were chasing Oct. 30.

That, in part, led to a Shreveport councilman saying he has lost confidence in the city's police chief and wants him out.

Now comes word from City Hall that both have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

"The district attorney's office conducted a review of the investigation and determined there were no grounds for action against either officer," says a statement released by Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler's office Tuesday afternoon.

The district attorney's review of the case was limited to whether Cheif Crump or Lt. Prunty should be prosecuted criminally.

That investigation did not address whether any Shreveport Police Department policies or procedures were violated during the incident, that might have warranted disciplinary action against either Cheif Crump or Lt. Prunty.

However, according to Shreveport City Attorney William Bradford, referring to that incident "no internal policy violations have occurred and we look forward to Chief Crump returning to work tomorrow."

KLSA has also learned there are multiple videos of the incident, including police dash cam video.


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