Captain Cordell Williams. commander of Louisiana State Police Troop G, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the increased role of the LSP in fighting crime in the city of Shreveport.

The veteran Williams shoots down stories that the State Police had been given the equivalent of a "stand down" order by Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins. Sources had told KEEL that Perkins had informed the LSP that they were to avoid policing inside the city limits and that their job was to "smile and wave."

"It is not at all accurate," says the Captain, "We understand our duties. We're going to be professional. We're going to be polite. We're going to be courteous. However, we are coming in to fulfill an obligation. We are coming in to do our job. The scenario you just gave me, "Williams continues, "Is something I haven't heard. This is the first that I'm actually hearing that."

The Troop G boss also says the story that the LSP has bowed out of the operation is untrue. "It is incorrect. We're still there. Both our night shift and day shift troopers are working in that area, which is what we've always done."