Lt Melvin Ashley was dispatched to South Pecan in reference to a dead dog. The complainant stated that the dog looked like it died due to the cold weather. Upon arrival, Lt Ashley met with Owner, Eric Beaver, B/M, DOB: 2/9/83 who said the dog had been previously sick.
The officer contacted the suspect in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The suspect allegedly showed signs of impairment and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. The officer found THC oil in the suspect’s pocket. The suspect refused to provide a urine sample.
Those that voted to grant the appeal to disallow the sale of liquor were Councilmen Jeff Everson, Oliver Jenkins and Michael Corbin. Those voting to deny the appeal, and thus allow hard liquor sales, were Council members Jerry Bowman, Willie Bradford and James Flurry.
Every five years, several ad valorem property taxes are placed before the citizens for renewals that provide basic city services and salaries/ benefits for our first responders and other city employees. The last time this occurred was 2013. In 2017 the taxes expired, and we made the decision to only go out for the taxes when necessary, and not before.
Initially, his law enforcement background will be questioned by many rank and file at the Shreveport Police Department (SPD). Reportedly, his service as public information officer and then head of the SPD Crime Stoppers program did not entail any supervisory or investigative activities.
One million dollars down the drain to pay for a special session of the Louisiana legislature. And all for naught. The governor is hollering that the financial sky is falling and the state is in dire fiscal straights. Legislators protest that their hands are tied by too many constitutional dedications.