What Will Shreveport Police Do About ‘Cruising”?
Shreveport police will be cracking down on cruising. Spring break kicks off in Caddo Parish on Friday and police will be out in force making sure large gatherings of young people don't disrupt neighborhoods.
Chief Ben Raymond says there has already been a problem at Ford Park in West Shreveport. Officers were called to that area on Sunday when residents were having trouble getting to and from their homes along South Lakeshore Drive. Business owners also complained about the large crowds.
Chief Raymond says the locations picked out by the "cruisers" changes over the years. He says some of the busiest areas have been Greenwood and Jewella, Hearne and Hollywood, Ford Park and the Racetrack on Hearne.
During this weeks' City Council meeting, Tabatha Taylor asked the chief about the "cruising" problem and his plan to address it as we close in on the summer. We replayed these comments on KEEL.:
Sunday, hundreds of young people converged on Ford Park for an impromptu "car show". It was mentioned on social media and it quickly grew into a huge event. Nearly a dozen officers responded to the park to disperse the crowd.
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