SPD fires officer after 7-month long investigation

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:18am

Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw fired officer Eddie Williams Wednesday morning for violating Shreveport Police Department policies.

Officer  Williams, who was hired by the department in February of 2006, was fired by Chief Shaw for violations stemming from an incident that occurred last September. Williams was first placed on administrative leave with pay back on September 10, 2010 after allegations were brought to the chief's attention by a supervisor. He was later placed on unpaid leave on October 1, 2010 until this morning.

Chief Shaw ordered a criminal investigation that showed on September 10, 2010 at around 10:30 p.m., SPD agents had arrested a man for misdemeanor charges in the 3900 block of Greenwood Road. Officer Eddie Williams was sent to take the man to the Shreveport City Jail. As Williams searched the suspect , a supervisor saw him take an item from the prisoner’s pocket and hand it to a woman standing nearby. The supervisor arrested the woman to find out what Williams had handed her. The supervisor found that Officer Williams had taken a bag of marijuana from the suspect’s pocket, which he then handed to the woman. Agents seized the marijuana and Chief Shaw was notified.

Agents obtained an arrest warrant charging Eddie Williams with one count of malfeasance in office and one count of obstruction of justice. On September 15, 2010, Williams was arrested and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on those charges.
 

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