NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The head of Louisiana’s state police says two law enforcement officers have been arrested in the recent shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and his father’s wounding earlier this week.
It started as a police car chase in a town in central Louisiana. By the time the pursuit ended, on a dark dead-end street, a 6-year-old boy had been fatally shot in the front seat of a sport utility vehicle.
KALB – Marksville, Louisiana – Marksville police officers could soon be wearing body cameras while on patrol.
City leaders discussed the issue at a meeting Wednesday evening.
There are currently 16 patrol officers with the Marksville Police Department.
Chief Elster Smith says the cost of cameras for the department would be about $5,000.
The chief also says he likes the idea of his officers wearing the body cameras.
“It would cut down on the complaints against officers,” Chief Smith said. “It will protect the officers and the citizens of the city.”