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Louisiana Cop Charged With Assaulting Fellow Officer

Shreveport, LA – A Shreveport police officer was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a fellow officer.

Police said the officer’s arrest stemmed from an investigation into an alleged domestic assault incident, KTBS reported.

Shreveport Police Department (SPD) Officer LaBrian Marsden was booked into the Shreveport City Jail at approximately 3:36 p.m. on June 14 for charges of domestic abuse, battery of a police officer, stalking, and cyberstalking.

Officer Marsden was subsequently transferred to the Caddo Correctional Center at approximately 5:30 p.m., according to KSLA.

He was being held without bond, KTBS reported.

Investigators have not released any additional information about the incident.

According to Caddo Correctional Center records, Officer Marsden was previously booked into the jail on a simple battery charge on May 9, KSLA reported.

It is unclear what became of that incident, but the SPD said at the time he had been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the news outlet.

Officer Marsden was previously investigated by the SPD in July of 2022 after his four-legged partner, SPD K9 Enzo, was discovered outside in sweltering temperatures, tied to a kennel, KTBS reported.

K9 Enzo was unable to reach his water bowl and had there was no shade for him to seek refuge.

The police dog was ultimately removed from Officer Marsden’s care and the officer was reassigned to patrol, KTBS reported.

The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office cleared Officer Marsden and two other SPD officers of wrongdoing in connection with the 2012 officer-involved shooting death of 31-year-old Elijah Haggerty, KSLA reported.

Haggerty, who allegedly forced his way into a woman’s home and shot her in the stomach, was fatally shot by police after he pointed a shotgun at them when they responded to the scene.

The district attorney determined the officers were defending themselves and others when they fired their weapons, KSLA reported.

The woman Haggerty shot survived the attack.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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