The family of a mentally ill Shreveport man who died after an incident with police is seeking a 25 million dollar settlement from the city. Matt Doyle has the story.
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The head of State Police, Colonel Kevin Reeves, is retiring on Friday, while a federal investigation is ongoing into the death of a Black man while in State Police custody. Jeff Palermo has the story
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The family of Tommie McGlothen Jr., a mentally ill man who died after being in Shreveport Police custody, is seeking a 25 million dollar wrongful death settlement from the City of Shreveport.
Video shows McGlothen being severely beaten for several minutes after being subdued by officers, he was then left unattended in a police cruiser for 48 minutes and later died. Family attorney James Carter…
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The incident occurred on April 5th and the four officers involved are now also facing negligent homicide and malfeasance criminal charges.
Carter says they have a strong case and notes the Shreveport City Council has requested the Department of Justice investigate SPD for patterns of civil rights violations…
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Carter hopes the city won’t drag this out by waiting for the criminal side of this case to be settled.
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Carter says the City has until Thursday to respond to the request or the family will file a lawsuit seeking those damages. Mayor Adrian Perkins, who is currently running for Senate, had no comment on the pending litigation.
The head of State Police is retiring at a time when the L-S-P is the subject of a federal civil rights investigation looking into the death of a Black man while in State Police custody last year. Colonel Kevin Reeves’ retirement is effective Friday. Governor John Bel Edwards calls Reeves a dedicated law enforcement official…
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Despite the controversy surrounding the death of Ronald Greene, Edwards says he did not lose confidence in Colonel Reeves and his retirement announcement has been in the works.
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Reeves has been with State Police for over 30 years and was named Superintendent in March 2017. In May of 2019, State Police said Greene died in a high-speed crash near Monroe. But body-camera video shows officers choking and beating him. There have been other controversies with State Police as well, but Edwards says he never lost confidence in Reeves and knew of his retirement plans since last year…
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Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is riding out Hurricane Zeta in Plaquemines Parish, where he once served as parish president. Nungesser is concerned about flooding as construction continues on a federal levee system…
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Nungesser says Zeta is a fast-moving storm at 18 miles per hour.
100 mile per hour sustained winds are certainly possible in southeast Louisiana and Nungesser says if you’re still in the area hunker down until the storm passes.
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Zeta is the record 5th named storm to make landfall in Louisiana. Nungesser says it’s been a tough hurricane season but we’re almost out of it, and hopefully, this is the last storm of the year…
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Hurricane Zeta has strengthened into a strong Category Two storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour as the storm is expected to make landfall soon along the Lafourche-Terrebonne Parish line. Zeta will race past New Orleans and eastern St. Tammany Parish. Shawn O’Neil with the National Weather Service says heavy rainfall is likely, but Zeta’s fierce winds are a bigger concern
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Governor Edwards says 5,500 workers are staged to restore power quickly.
Because Hurricane Zeta has strengthened, O’Neil says storm surge projections have gone up…
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Zeta will also produce heavy rainfall and O’Neil says flash flooding is possible as two to four inches of rain could fall in the New Orleans metro area.
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A tornado watch is in effect until midnight for the New Orleans metro area, plus Washington, St. Tammany, Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.
Governor John Bel Edwards says unfortunately it will be a rough evening for southeastern Louisiana…
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