Derrick Harris, 51, is one of five former firefighters facing charges in connection with a scandal at fire Station No. 8 in Shreveport. The men were accused of abusing mentally challenged men at the station and hiring a prostitute to have sex with one of them.
According to evidence presented at the guilty pleas in January 2014, Francis and others conspired to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base in the Shreveport area from November 2012 to May 2013. The FBI conducted three controlled purchases of cocaine, both crack and powder, from Francis.
Sherri A. Hayes, 43, of the 400 block of Dixon Avenue, used the elderly woman’s bank information and debit card to pay her personal bills including car notes, car insurance, utility bills and cell phone bills, and to purchase a diamond ring..
Now I’ll admit that most of us do not regularly run down to our local supermarket to check on whether a fresh shipment of horsemeat has arrived. But I’m not all that enamored by eating nutria, a large rat, that is regularly publicized as a tasty dish by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
As the largest recipient of taxpayer dollars in Caddo Parish, the CPSB is indeed an important position. The school board generally receives less publicity than the Shreveport City Council or the Caddo Commission. And similarly, the “political importance” assigned to service as a school board member is the least appreciated.