Shreveport Police turn up the heat on "cruising"

By Stephanie Claytor

Published 03/23 2014 10:00PM

Updated 03/23 2014 10:55PM

Shreveport Police are keeping you safe by cracking down on “cruising,” a re-occurring issue during the spring and summer months.


The special operation typically runs on Sundays. On Mar. 23, about a dozen extra officers patrolled the streets, looking for people aimlessly cruising at excessively slow or high speeds down the streets, or loitering in parking lots. 

They also checked parks for people shooting, doing stunts in the parking lots, or even fighting during large gatherings.

During the “cruising” initiative, the officers pull over people for violating a range of traffic laws, including windows tinted past the legal limit, running stop signs, expired tags, weaving in the roadway while text messaging, drag racing, etc.

If you’re pulled over, officers said the best thing you can do is remain still, and wait for the officer to approach you. They advise you not to get out the car or reach for the glove box. With so many gun owners nowadays, officers say these movements will force them to put you into the back of their police car, while they investigate. They said that is to insure no one gets shot.







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