Shreveport Police have charged a probationary Shreveport Police officer with a felony following a complaint received by the department last evening.

Just before 6 p.m. on May 11, 2013, Shreveport Police patrol officers were presented with information alleging a probationary Shreveport Police officer possibly engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct involving a 15-year-old.

Upon learning of the allegations, an immediate investigation was launched into the accusations. Based on information gathered by authorities during their inquiry, 23-year-old DeAron Walker of the 6700 block of Rasberry Lane in Shreveport, was arrested on a warrant and charged with one count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Walker, who joined the department in July 2012, was immediately placed on paid administrative leave by Chief of Police Willie Shaw, as required by the rules and regulations of the Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board, which states, “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."