Late this afternoon Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover responded to news of a lawsuit filed by Shreveport Police Detective Rod Demery against Chief Willie Shaw and other high ranking SPD officers regarding incidents at Fire Station 8:

'The outstanding work that the men and women of the Shreveport Police Department cannot be attributed to one individual,’’ Mayor Cedric Glover said. ``For the past three years, the statistics show that our homicide rates and overall rates of violent crimes have reached record lows.The fact is that this work is done in concert with other detectives and investigators, as well as patrol officers and, more importantly, citizens, community and faith leaders who are out here striving every day to help make our neighborhoods safer. So while the work that any one officer does is important and appreciated, he does not stand alone in the overall effort to make Shreveport a better and safer city.'