SHREVEPORT-- Shreveport Police officials have charged a Shreveport officer with several crimes in connection with a complaint received by the department.
Shreveport Police investigators had received information over the past several days that a police officer was involved in the solicitation of prostitution. Undercover agents with the department’s Office of Special Investigations were immediately notified and commenced an investigation into the allegations.
Based on evidence gathered during the course of an undercover operation agents arrested 30 year old Jeffrion Smith this afternoon without incident and charged him with one count each of solicitation of prostitution, distribution of a Schedule I narcotic, and possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance.
Smith was off-duty when the alleged offenses occurred. Smith is currently at the Shreveport Police Complex where he is being interviewed by agents at this time. Following those interviews, he will be booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.
Smith, who joined the Shreveport Police Department in February of 2009, was immediately placed on paid administrative leave by Chief of Police Willie Shaw as required by the rules and regulations of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board which states, “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.”