Shreveport officer arrested on simple battery charge

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 4:50pm

A Shreveport Police officer has been placed on administrative leave by Chief of Police Willie Shaw, following the officer's arrest on an outstanding warrant procured by Shreveport Police detectives Friday afternoon.

LaBrain Marsden 25, was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on an outstanding warrant charging him with a single count of Simple Battery.

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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