SPD officer arrested on domestic abuse charges
A Shreveport Police Communications officer has been placed on departmental leave following his arrest.
Wednesday shortly after 5:30 p.m. Shreveport Police officers were called out to a home in the 5600 block of Buncombe Rd. relative to a report of domestic trouble.
Upon arrival, patrolmen contacted an adult female who reported her boyfriend, identified as 23-year-old Fredrick Freeman, assaulted her.
Freeman, who was hired as a police communications officer with the Shreveport Police Department back in Oct. 2015, was immediately placed on departmental leave by Interim Chief of Police Alan Crump.
Crump said "let Freeman have a couple of days to cool his heels and come to his senses and put it on the tax payers tab."
Freeman was hired by the department in October 2015. He’s been placed on departmental leave by Interim Police Chief Alan Crump. According to rules and regulations of the Shreveport Fire and Police Municipal Civil Service Board, “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."
Officers detained Freeman and the department’s Domestic Violence Unit was called in to investigate. Based on information gathered during their probe, Freeman was charged with one count of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment. Freeman was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.