Local and federal government officials charged with enforcing anti-corruption laws will answer questions about their work at a Broadmoor Neighborhood Association meeting Tuesday, May 10. Speakers will describe their jurisdictions in the area of government corruption and how they work in tandem with other law-enforcement agencies. Audience questions will be taken and answered by panelists. Citizen confusion exists as far as understanding how the various governmental agencies address reports regarding specific illegal acts alleged to have been committed.
Specific confusion among citizens concerns a belief that a one-stop shop opportunity should exist for citizens to report suspicious activities in the same manner that Crime Stoppersaddresses known crimes. One goal of this forum is to make citizens better aware of how various agencies work together, and yet separately determine jurisdictional boundaries. The various legal boundaries of the three or four levels of government, city, parish, state and federal must each respect the jurisdictional boundaries of the other, yet often these seem to cross.
Speakers confirmed for the 6:30 p.m. forum include Shreveport Police Chief Willie Shaw, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, FBI Agent Ryan Allen, Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorney Laura Fulco and Assistant US Attorney, Alexander Van Hook of the Western District of Louisiana, U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Each party will be given a maximum of ten minutes to describe the functions of their office and their jurisdictional responsibilities (there are potentially 7 participants). A 30-45 minute Q & A session with the audience will follow presentations.
The meeting will be held on May 10th at the Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 1915 Grover ave., Shreveport, LA. 71105. It starts at 6:30PM, promptly, and should end no later than 9:00. Questions regarding the forum should be addressed to Rob Broussard at 318-655-3545 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.