Shreveport officer placed on leave

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 4:39pm

Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw has placed a police officer on administrative leave this afternoon after learning of a criminal indictment against the employee.

Joey M. Willis, hired by the department in March of 1990, was placed on paid administrative leave by Chief Shaw following Willis’ indictment in the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana. The rules and regulations of the Shreveport Fire and Police Municipal Civil Service Board mandate that, “When an employee is charged with a felony he shall, and if a misdemeanor he may, be immediately relieved of duty and placed on "departmental leave" for up to one week at full pay and with continuing seniority.”

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