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Title: Cedar Grove Riot: Shreveport Police Department
Author(s): R C Sloan
Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 89-IJ-CX-0032
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878734-34-2
Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This case study examines the civil riots that occurred in Shreveport, Louisiana, as a result of the shooting of a black man by a white woman in the predominantly black Cedar Grove section of the city.
Abstract: The civil unrest led to an outbreak of gunfire, looting, arson, and other significant property damage in the neighborhood. This case study discusses the historical setting in Shreveport, both in the city and in the police department, and describes the events preceding the actual disturbance. The final section details the events of the shooting and the riots that followed. The dynamics of the initial call and the events that unfolded are correlated with the decisions made by police personnel at the scene. The mixture of city and departmental history, community dynamics, criminal activity patterns, and other tensions in the city and police department, provide an informative study in management decisionmaking. 15 notes and 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Civil disorders; Civil violence causes; Louisiana; Police-minority relations; Race relations
Note: Case Studies in Police Decision-Making Series No. 1.
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