Shreveport police officer charged with misdemeanor

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A Shreveport Police officer placed on leave earlier this year is arrested following a criminal investigation.

Corporal Joshua Mayfield was placed on paid administrative leave by Chief Crump on May 23, 2018, after information indicating Mayfield possibly violated a criminal statute was discovered. Chief Crump immediately ordered a criminal investigation into the matter at that time.

Based on information and evidence gathered during that investigation, detective supervisors procured an arrest warrant charging Mayfield with one count of simple battery. Mayfield surrendered himself to authorities at the Shreveport City Jail this afternoon where he was booked in on the outstanding arrest warrant.

The rules and regulations of the Shreveport Fire and Police Municipal Civil Service Board mandate that, “When an employee is charged with a felony he shall, and if a misdemeanor he may, be immediately relieved of duty and placed on departmental leave for up to one week at full pay and with continuing seniority.”   

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