SPD officers face criminal charges after May melee

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A pair of Shreveport police officers face criminal charges in the wake of a street brawl on Devaughn Street on Mother’s Day.

The officers were among a large number of police officers who responded to the May 12, 2019, fight among numerous neighbors and family members in the 2500 block of Devaughn, which is in the Werner Park neighborhood.

Dashcam and bodycam footage from the officers charged in connection with the incident has also been released. Raw video of provided by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office can be viewed below. [Warning: The video and audio is unedited and contains graphic language which some viewers might find offensive.]

According to a statement released Thursday morning by the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s office, the Caddo Parish Grand Jury charged one officer with a felony and a second officer with a misdemeanor on Wednesday.

Shreveport Police Officer Cinterrica Mosby has been charged with one count of Malfeasance in Office, which is a felony. The bond on that charge has been set at $5,000.

Shreveport Police Officer Phillip Tucker has been charged with a misdemeanor charge of one count of Simple Battery. The bond on that charge was set at $1,000.

Shreveport Police Officer Phillip Tucker has been charged with a misdemeanor charge of one count of Simple Battery. (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office)

According to Caddo Parish District Attorney James Stewart, Tucker turned himself in Thursday. According to Caddo Parish Correctional Center inmate records, Tucker has since bonded out. Stewart says Mosby is expected to turn herself in on Friday.

There also were two off-duty officers at the scene, whom the Grand jury declined to charge with any criminal offense, according to the DA’s office.

Earlier this month, the same Caddo Parish Grand Jury returned no true bills for four individuals who were arrested by police for charges arising out of the same incident. Cynthia Davis was arrested for simple assault and battery of a police officer; Torell Lewis was arrested for resisting an officer with force, interfering with a law enforcement investigation and resisting an officer; Antoine Hardeman was arrested for resisting an officer with force, battery of a police officer and interfering with a law enforcement investigation; and Viola Green was arrested for battery of a police officer.

As a result of the findings of the Grand Jury, the charges against those four individuals were dismissed by the district attorney.

[Warning: The video and audio below is unedited and contains graphic language which some viewers might find offensive.]

Meanwhile, Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond released this statement today regarding the indictment of the SPD officers:

“Corporal Philip Tucker and Officer Cinterrica Mosby will be placed on departmental leave, with pay, as is required by civil service regulations as well as the police department’s policy. As with any criminal matter, parties are innocent until proven guilty and we will not deprive that right from our officers. We will be conducting our own administrative investigation into the allegations and will not make any additional comments at this time.” Chief Ben Raymond


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