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Former SPD captain arrested for filing false report

A former captain with the Shreveport Police Department has been arrested for falsely reporting to have been the victim of a hit and run while still employed by SPD, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

On Wednesday, June 29, Capt. James Tipton of the Shreveport Police Department called the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office and reported being involved in a hit and run at the intersection of Linwood Ave. and Southern Loop. He told a Caddo deputy that a Ford F-250 work truck sideswiped his patrol unit causing heavy damage before leaving the scene. 

After a joint investigation with the Shreveport Police Department and the Louisiana State Police, it was determined that Tipton crashed into his neighbor's mailbox in Stonewall and then drove to Linwood Ave. and Southern Loop to report being the victim of a hit and run.

On August 4, Caddo deputies isssued Tipton a summons. He was charged with criminal mischief and is scheduled to appear in court.

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Bia Roldan at (318) 658-2959

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