Shreveport police have arrested one of their own.  

26-year-old officer LaBrian Marsden was arrested this afternoon after Shreveport detectives obtained a warrant.  He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on a charge of Simple Battery.  Following his arrest, Marsden was immediately placed on paid administrative leave by Police Chief Willie Shaw.

According to a news release from the department, "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."