In a detailed report from Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, we learn that one of his own deputies was cited for an infraction causing an accident mid-morning Saturday in the North Shreveport area.

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For those involved in the massive traffic jam Saturday morning who might have been wondering the cause, the Sheriff's Office was immediately forthcoming with all the details.

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From what we have learned, Sergeant Andy Scoggins was traveling on LA Highway 1 at approximately 10:00 am Saturday morning when he attempted to turn onto LA Highway 538.

It's reported that Sergeant Scoggins attempted the turn while the traffic signal showed a flashing yellow arrow. When the Sergeant made the turn, he pulled in front of an oncoming SUV.

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The SUV struck the rear passenger side of Sergeant Scoggins' patrol unit which caused him to spin and hit another vehicle which was stopped at the traffic signal.

While it was obvious this was just an accident with no malice involved, Sergeant Scoggins was issued a citation for failure to yield while turning left.

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No injuries were reported at the scene of the accident.

Officers Killed in the Line of Duty in Northwest Louisiana

Sadly there have been hundreds of Officers killed in Louisiana. Even more shocking, a lot of officers have perished in our region. More than 20 officers have been killed in the in the Shreveport area alone. The Officer Down Memorial Page tracks all of the officer deaths across the nation. Here's a list of all officers who died in the line of duty in Northwest Louisiana.

Caddo Parish Violent Offenders 5/14 Through 5/19/23

The following mugshots are individuals who were booked to the Caddo Correctional Center through the dates of 5/14-5/19/23 for crimes of a violent or sexual nature. Some of these individuals have yet to stand trial, and are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Gallery Credit: Caddo Correctional Center