Local government watchdog John Settle talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about crime in Shreveport. Are the numbers really up? Is the public perception of Shreveport as a violent city legitimate?

Settle says the current state of crime in the city is unacceptable and is highly critical of Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump, questioning Mayor Ollie Tyler's decision to appoint a man he describes as under qualified and under experienced.

Meanwhile, Shreveport Deputy Chief of Police Bill Goodin tells KEEL listeners about Shreveport crime numbers in 2017, rebutting Settle's accusations and pointing out that the department is making great strides to make the city safer, including a plan to hire more officers from two academy classes.