How Did Shreveport PD Respond to Rowdy Downtown Crowds?
SHREVEPORT, LA - The feud over downtown crowds is heating up again. Hundreds of folks gathered outside Haze on Texas near Spring Street and Texas over the weekend. Police were called in to disperse the crowd both Friday and Saturday nights.
The Shreveport City Council is considering a new noise ordinance to make sure loud music from any clubs is disturbing other businesses or residents in the area. The Council is expected to delay a vote on this proposal to give the owners of some of the clubs time to meet with city officials to discuss the ordinance.
Downtown Development Director Liz Swaine has told the Council the biggest concern local residents have about downtown is crime and she says that is having an impact on how our community views the heart of our community. She urges city leaders to take proactive steps to address the problems in downtown.
KEEL News asked about the response and details on arrests and/or tickets handed out.
Arrests or Tickets Issued this Weekend:
On September 23rd (Saturday night)
5 felony arrests
10 misdemeanor arrests
30 traffic tickets issued
2 guns seized
6 parking tickets issued
53 traffic stops were made
On September 22nd (Friday night)
2 felony arrests
9 misdemeanor arrests
25 traffic citations issued
1 gun seized
8 parking tickets issued
More than a dozen police officers were called in to help disperse the crowds.