Shreveport, LA- The massive signage identifying the Charles and Marie Hamel Park along the Clyde Fant Parkway mysteriously vanished today amid police and private investigation. An official police inquiry was initiated by Dog park attorney Dan Keele, and results are still inconclusive.
Police spokesman Bill Goodin informed Keele through KTAL’s Alese Underwood, who has been on top of all things Dog Park, that it appeared that SPAR (Shreveport Public Assembly & Recreation) was responsible for the sign being removed. However, in light of current tension, amid litigation and heated governmental discussions, citizens deserve an explanation from the Shreveport administration. If Mayor Cedric Bradford Glover is the responsible party, he owes more than just an explanation.
So, the story line remains, “Vandalism or an Olive Branch at Dog Park?” Would the removal of a sign in this manner qualify as aggressive tormenting of dog park supporters? Or, is the mayor about to, somewhat less than quietly, announce that the new sign will designate this as the “Charles and Marie Hamel Memorial Dog Park?” Citizens are eagerly awaiting.
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