Mayor Calls for Heightened Law Enforcement Presence [VIDEO]
In a week of violence that was marked by the killing of a Shreveport postal carrier, Mayor Adrian Perkins tells 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright that he will call for a heightened police presence across the city.
The Mayor met Wednesday morning with a number of law enforcement agencies to discuss the possibility of officers from the Louisiana State Police and the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Department assisting Shreveport Police.
Representatives from the United States Marshall's Office, Cadddo Sheriff, State Police and SPD were in attendance at the meeting.
The meeting is in response to the killing of mailman Antonio Williams, a story that made national news. From people.com:
"The senseless killing of a postal worker as he was trying to deliver mail on Saturday has rattled the community of Shreveport, Louisiana — and left 13 children without their grandfather.
Antonio Williams, 52, was known throughout Shreveport, where he worked as a U.S. Postal Service carrier for 17 years.
Shreveport Police confirm in a statement that Williams was shot shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday as he approached a home on Dudley Drive.
Police rushed to the scene after receiving several calls about a shooting. They arrived to find “Williams suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body,” the statement explains."